04/23/2014 03:29 EDT | Updated 06/23/2014 05:59 EDT

Raptors' new attitude a hit with fans

The Raptors are hot right now.

With the NBA team returning to the playoffs after a long absence, and a slick new ad touting its outsider status, Toronto fans are backing the Raptors with an enthusiasm usually reserved for the more popular Maple Leafs.

Basketball writer John Chick joins CBC News Network to rap about the Raps in the video above.