Category Archives: Feature

Joey Votto on 25 years of Raptors fandom, whether he can still dunk, the greatest Raptor debate, and more

Title: Joey Votto on 25 years of Raptors fandom, whether he can still dunk, the greatest Raptor debate, and more
Date: January 15, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I interviewed Joey Votto about his 25 years as a Raptors fan, what it meant as a Canadian athlete to see the Raptors win the championship, whether he can still dunk, and more. Read an excerpt!

The Oral History of the night Donyell Marshall hit 12 threes for the Raptors

Title: The Oral History of the night Donyell Marshall hit 12 threes for the Raptors
Date: January 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote the oral history of Donyell Marshall’s record-setting 3-point shooting night for the Raptors in 2005. Read an excerpt!

Q&A: Chuck Swirsky on 25 years of Raptors, salami & cheese, Vince Carter’s legacy, the greatest Raptor, and more

Title: Q&A: Chuck Swirsky on 25 years of Raptors, salami & cheese, Vince Carter’s legacy, the greatest Raptor, and more
Date: December 27, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I interviewed former Raptors broadcaster Chuck Swirsky about his time with the team, watching the championship from afar, and more. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors brought Tyler Ennis home to recover, with hope for an NBA return

Title: How the Raptors brought Tyler Ennis home to recover, with hope for an NBA return
Date: December 5, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Tyler Ennis’ comeback trail, from a fringe NBA career to a gruesome injury in Turkey to the doorstep of his hometown team. Read an excerpt!

Book Excerpt: The inside story of Canadian Carl English’s heartbreaking 2003 NBA Draft night

Title: Book Excerpt: The inside story of Canadian Carl English’s heartbreaking 2003 NBA Draft night
Date: December 3, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis:  In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I posted a chapter from the book I helped write, Chasing a Dream: The Carl English Story, about Carl English’s draft night in 2003. Read an excerpt!

Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story

Title: Chasing A Dream: The Carl English Story
Date: November 29, 2019
Original Source: Flanker Press
Synopsis: I wrote a book! I helped Canadian basketball legend Carl English tell the story of his life and his career as co-author of his autobiography.
Read the full article!

Why Terence Davis II might be the Raptors’ next undrafted gem

Title: Why Terence Davis II might be the Raptors’ next undrafted gem
Date: October 17, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Terence Davis, who was told to play football and told he wasn’t good enough for the NBA and now may be the Raptors’ next undrafted gem.
Read an excerpt!

‘This is where I want to be’: Opportunity with Raptors hits home for Oshae Brissett

Title: ‘This is where I want to be’: Opportunity with Raptors hits home for Oshae Brissett
Date: October 16, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Oshae Brissett’s ascendant summer with the Raptors, from a night above Jurassic Park to the brink of a two-way contract.
Read an excerpt!

How Canada fell for one of pro wrestling’s oldest tricks

Title: How Canada fell for one of pro wrestling’s oldest tricks
Date: September 25, 2019
Original Source: National Post
Synopsis: In my first ever piece for National Post, I wrote about a recent controversy with WWE wrestler Lacey Evans, how wrestling is finding new ways to work fans in the modern age, and second-wave kayfabe.
Read an excerpt!

After earning a ring with the Raptors as a two-way player, Jordan Loyd looks for a fresh start in Spain

Title: After earning a ring with the Raptors as a two-way player, Jordan Loyd looks for a fresh start in Spain
Date: August 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about undrafted Raptors signing Sagaba Konate, who the team is taking a slow, cautious approach with ahead of training camp.
Read an excerpt!