Category Archives: Basketball

Raptors ‘pitch our ace’ for two elite quarters in victory over Grizzlies

Title: Raptors ‘pitch our ace’ for two elite quarters in victory over Grizzlies
Date: August 9, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors turning in two elite quarters against the Grizzlies, enough to secure a win even with Memphis in desperation mode. Read an excerpt!

Guest Lecture – Flying Books’ How to Cover Hoops

Title: Guest Lecture – Flying Books’ How to Cover Hoops
Date: August 8, 2020
Original Source: Flying Books
Synopsis: I made an appearance as a guest lecturer in William Lou’s Flying Books class on how to cover basketball.
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Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications

Title: Dissecting the Raptors-Celtics season series and potential playoff implications
Date: August 8, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I broke down the Raptors’ season series with the Celtics and what can be taken from that series for the playoffs. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: CBC Here and Now

Title: Radio Appearance: CBC Here and Now
Date: August 7, 2020
Original Source: CBC Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on CBC’s Here and Now to discuss my mystery story on what happened to The Naismith Cup.
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As the Raptors and Grizzlies prepare for a throwback, where is the Naismith Cup?

Title: As the Raptors and Grizzlies prepare for a throwback, where is the Naismith Cup?
Date: August 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I explored the history – and mystery – of The Naismith Cup, an old Canadian basketball relic that seems to be missing. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on Sportsnet 590
Date: August 6, 2020
Original Source: Sportsnet 590
Synopsis: I appeared on Sportsnet 590, discussing the Raptors’ 3-0 start in the NBA’s relaunch.

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Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic

Title: Raptors bench shows signs of life in possible playoff preview with Magic
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors’ bench finally breaking through in the bubble, the defence of Marc Gasol and OG Anunoby, and more. Read an excerpt!

Jordan Loyd’s long, pandemic-induced wait for his Raptors championship ring

Title: Jordan Loyd’s long, pandemic-induced wait for his Raptors championship ring
Date: August 5, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jordan Loyd’s long wait to receive his NBA Championship ring, what lockdown was like alone in Spain, and more. Read an excerpt!

Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1290

Title: Radio Appearance: Talking Raptors on TSN 1290
Date: August 4, 2020
Original Source: TSN Radio
Synopsis: I appeared on TSN 1290 to discuss the Raptors’ first two reseeding games and the state of the Western Conference.
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The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – First Two Bubble Games Recap

Title: The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast – First Two Bubble Games Recap
Date: August 4, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The Raptors Reasonablists Podcast, Eric Koreen and I break down the Raptors first two reseeding games. Read an excerpt!