Category Archives: Feature

Retro Reflection: 27 thoughts on the anniversary of Jeremy Lin’s 27-point VaLINtine’s Day performance

Title: Retro Reflection: 27 thoughts on the anniversary of Jeremy Lin’s 27-point VaLINtine’s Day performance
Date: February 14, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote a retro reflection on Jeremy LIn’s 27-point game against the Raptors at the height of Linsanity, a game that happened almost seven years to the day he became a Raptor. Read an excerpt!

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‘Now I know I belong’: Malcolm Miller’s strange path finally lands him an NBA contract

Title: ‘Now I know I belong’: Malcolm Miller’s strange path finally lands him an NBA contract
Date: February 13, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malcolm Miller’s odd, circuitous route to finally signing an NBA contract. For real this time. Read an excerpt!

What fuelled Pascal Siakam’s breakout season and why it’s bigger than basketball

Title: What fuelled Pascal Siakam’s breakout season and why it’s bigger than basketball
Date: January 22, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s breakout year and the impact he can have at home in Cameroon that drives him. Read an excerpt!

Two the Hard Way: A trio of Raptors join the exclusive G League-NBA doubleheader club

Title: Two the Hard Way: A trio of Raptors join the exclusive G League-NBA doubleheader club
Date: January 20, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about a trio of Raptors joining the NBA’s weird double-header club by playing for Raptors 905 and the Raptors in the same day. Read an excerpt!

There is no Go Daddy Curse, but Danny Green might have freed C.J. Miles from it anyway

Title: There is no Go Daddy Curse, but Danny Green might have freed C.J. Miles from it anyway
Date: January 19, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the potential end of The Go Daddy Curse. Read an excerpt!

Remembered All Dai: Jordan Loyd honours the memory of best friend through success with Raptors

Title: Remembered All Dai: Jordan Loyd honours the memory of best friend through success with Raptors
Date: December 24, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jordan Loyd’s loss of a best friend and brother in college and how that moment changed his life and basketball career. Read an excerpt!

Future Me Hates Me: An album review and reflection on dating

You know the risks. You tell yourself it’s worth it, that you have to put yourself out there, because the act of risking nothing offers nothing. To find love, a heart has to be open and, unfortunately, vulnerable. You accept the risks, you dive in, and, well, you knew this would happen. How could you have opened yourself up to such an obvious outcome? That was dumb and short-sighted. But maybe next time…

This, I think, is the spirit of The Beths’ debut album Future Me Hates Me, my favorite album of 2018.

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Jamal Murray doesn’t mind playing the villain for Nuggets, maybe Canada

Title: Jamal Murray doesn’t mind playing the villain for Nuggets, maybe Canada
Date: December 43, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jamal Murray’s growing reputation as a villain of sorts and why that makes him an even greater fit for Canada Basketball. Read an excerpt!

Wade’s throwback performance brings out ambivalence in Wright, Raptors

Title: Wade’s throwback performance brings out ambivalence in Wright, Raptors
Date: November 26, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Dwyane Wade’s throwback night against the Raptors and the mixed feelings it brought up for Delon Wright and some others. Read an excerpt!

Everywhere he goes, Aaron Best quickly becomes a coach’s favourite and leaves a lasting impression

Title: Everywhere he goes, Aaron Best quickly becomes a coach’s favourite and leaves a lasting impression
Date: November 23, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about their return to a larger frontcourt with so many players hurt in a victory over the Hawks, with a footnote on a Vince Carter milestone. Read an excerpt!

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