Category Archives: Feature

‘He deserves it more than anybody’: Mychal Mulder is Canada’s latest NBA success

Title: ‘He deserves it more than anybody’: Mychal Mulder is Canada’s latest NBA success
Date: March 6, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Mychal Mulder getting a 10-day opportunity with the Warriors, a chance to become Canada’s latest NBA success story. Read an excerpt!

‘You’re really not far’: A week in the NBA’s minor league, where a moment could change everything

Title: ‘You’re really not far’: A week in the NBA’s minor league, where a moment could change everything
Date: February 17, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I spent a week with Raptors 905, the minor league affiliate of the Toronto Raptors, writing about what life is like in the G League and why so many players fight through such a tough grind with slim chances at achieving their dream. Read an excerpt!

How Fred VanVleet became the face of AND1’s quest to reestablish position in the sneaker market

Title: How Fred VanVleet became the face of AND1’s quest to reestablish position in the sneaker market
Date: February 7, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Fred VanVleet becoming the new face of AND1 and everything that went into that process. Read an excerpt!

How chicken wings created my tightest social circle and gave me my best friends

Title: How chicken wings created my tightest social circle and gave me my best friends
Date: January 30, 2020
Original Source: National Post
Synopsis: In my latest piece for National Post, I wrote about the sacredness of Wing Nights and adult/online friendships.
Read an excerpt!

‘That’s my one guy that I put up on a pedestal’: Death of Kobe Bryant hits Raptors and Spurs players hard

Title: ‘That’s my one guy that I put up on a pedestal’: Death of Kobe Bryant hits Raptors and Spurs players hard
Date: January 26, 2020
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about the Raptors and Spurs playing through the loss of Kobe Bryant, Bryant’s impact on the roster, and the bonds basketball creates. Read an excerpt!

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!