Raptors Reporter at The Athletic

Title: Raptors Reporter at The Athletic
Date: September 24, 2018 (but really October 18, 2016)
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: After two years of freelancing for The Athletic regularly, I joined them full-time and exclusively for the 2018-19 season. I’ll be primarily covering the Toronto Raptors, filling in any coverage gaps with the Blue Jays, Wolfpack, or Canada Basketball as well. You can find my archive from The Athletic here.

Freelance Sportswriter & Podcast Host

Title: Freelance Sportswriter & Podcast Host
Date: March 15, 2007
Original Source: All over the place
Synopsis: You could previously find me all over the place, and I’d post a link to everything on BlakeMurphy.com except for my Raptors Republic and Rotographs work. Since signing with The Athletic full-time, the bulk of my work will be found there, with only occasional, non-basketball content showing up elsewhere.

I also host the Raptors Reasonablists podcast at The Athletic and co-host of the music podcast Columbia House Party.

The Athletic
Sportsnet
Vice Sports and Vice Sports Canada
Various TV/Radio/Podcast outlets
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Raptors ratchet up aggression as thinned squad continues to defend well

Title: Raptors ratchet up aggression as thinned squad continues to defend well
Date: November 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ display of resilience and defence in a wounded L.A. back-to-back.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Staying Optimistic: Opportunity from injuries, positives from depth, and bigger roles for Siakam & VanVleet

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Staying Optimistic: Opportunity from injuries, positives from depth, and bigger roles for Siakam & VanVleet
Date: November 12, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I discuss a shorthanded Raptors back-to-back in Los Angeles. Read an excerpt!

Anatomy of a Raptors upset: Siakam’s adjustment, Anunoby contains LeBron, bring on Kawhi

Title: Anatomy of a Raptors upset: Siakam’s adjustment, Anunoby contains LeBron, bring on Kawhi
Date: November 11, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ big upset of the Lakers and the process-side developments from within it.
Read an excerpt!

Columbia House Party: My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade (2006)

Title: Columbia House Party: My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade (2006)
Date: November 11, 2019
Original Source: Columbia House Party
Synopsis: In the second episode of Columbia House Party, we dive into My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, an unassailable – and needlessly controversial – rock opera.

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@Stitcher :: bit.ly/stitcherhp Read an excerpt!

Podcast Appearance: But First, Sports

Title: Podcast Appearance: But First, Sports
Date: November 11, 2019
Original Source: But First, Sports
Synopsis: I made a guest appearance on the But First, Zubes’ excellent start-of-day podcast, discussing the Raptors’ bench-fueled upset of the Lakers.
Read the full article!

Injuries, L.A. back-to-back will thrust Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby into Raptors’ spotlight

Title: Injuries, L.A. back-to-back will thrust Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby into Raptors’ spotlight
Date: November 9, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the big test and opportunity that an L.A. back-to-back provides for Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby.
Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2019-20 season

Title: Raptors 905: 10 storylines to follow for 2019-20 season
Date: November 8, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I previewed the Raptors 905 season and some key storylines to check in on throughout the year.
Read an excerpt!

8th man power rankings: The options after Raptors lose Patrick McCaw

Title: 8th man power rankings: The options after Raptors lose Patrick McCaw
Date: November 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ need to experiment with their depth now more than ever with Patrick McCaw injured.
Read an excerpt!

The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela + Jovan Buha on Kawhi’s start in L.A.

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela + Jovan Buha on Kawhi’s start in L.A.
Date: November 7, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, I sat down with Raptors 905 head coach Jama Mahlalela to talk Raptors 905, Raptors culture, communicating with Nick Nurse, and more, and was joined by Jovan Buha to discuss Kawhi Leonard’s start with the Clippers. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1050
Date: November 7, 2019
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1050 to discuss the Raptors start to the season and upcoming west-coast trip.
Check out the audio!