Category Archives: Feature

‘It was always basketball’: How the Raptors became family to a superfan couple

Title: ‘It was always basketball’: How the Raptors became family to a superfan couple
Date: June 11, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Shahid and Samira, the Raptors season ticket holders and 905 superfans who missed the Raptors championship for the best reason possible. Read an excerpt!

How Canadian basketball leaders suggest fighting racism in new, collective ways

Title: How Canadian basketball leaders suggest fighting racism in new, collective ways
Date: June 3, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, Eric Koreen and I spoke to Raptors, coaches, and other Canadian basketball figures about anti-racism protests and what the basketball community needs to do from here. Read an excerpt!

‘The next steal’: Rico Hines sees a bright future for Raptors’ Paul Watson Jr.

Title: ‘The next steal’: Rico Hines sees a bright future for Raptors’ Paul Watson Jr.
Date: May 20, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Raptors’ two-way player Paul Watson Jr., his breakthrough G League season, and why a well-regarded player development coach believes he’ll be a steal for the Raptors. Read an excerpt!

How the Raptors’ championship shaped the romantic relationships of their fans

Title: How the Raptors’ championship shaped the romantic relationships of their fans
Date: May 19, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I spoke to couples about how the Toronto Raptors’ championship run affected their relationships. Read an excerpt!

‘Absolute hell’: Landry Fields on his mysterious and ill-fated Raptors tenure

Title: ‘Absolute hell’: Landry Fields on his mysterious and ill-fated Raptors tenure
Date: May 14, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Landry Fields’ difficult tenure as a Raptor, caused in large part by an injury that remains a mystery to this day. Read an excerpt!

Malcolm Miller’s historically rare, extended run as Raptors bench good guy

Title: Malcolm Miller’s historically rare, extended run as Raptors bench good guy
Date: April 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Malcolm Miller’s three years as a Raptor and how he’s stayed positive through sporadic opportunity. Read an excerpt!

How Norman Powell and Frank Vogel changed the course of Raptors history in 2016

Title: How Norman Powell and Frank Vogel changed the course of Raptors history in 2016
Date: April 22, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about one of the most important moments in Raptors’ history, Norman Powell’s Game 5 dunk against the Pacers in 2016. Read an excerpt!

The unlikely Raptors triple-double that may have cost them Damian Lillard

Title: The unlikely Raptors triple-double that may have cost them Damian Lillard
Date: April 10, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about The Ben Uzoh Triple-Double Game, the biggest butterfly effect moment in Raptors history. Read an excerpt!

My Favourite Player: Jose Calderon

Title: My Favourite Player: Jose Calderon
Date: April 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Jose Calderon as my first favorite Raptor and a connection I made to him through a grandfather I never knew. Read an excerpt!

Inside Dewan Hernandez’s recovery from ‘one of the worst sprains ever’

Title: Inside Dewan Hernandez’s recovery from ‘one of the worst sprains ever’
Date: March 28, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Dewan Hernandez’s long recovery from an awful ankle sprain. Read an excerpt!