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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!

Open Gym casts honest light on Masai Ujiri’s toughest decisions, all made with a Raptors championship in mind

Title: Open Gym casts honest light on Masai Ujiri’s toughest decisions, all made with a Raptors championship in mind
Date: November 15, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about an Open Gym retrospective and how a reflection of the team’s history colors the tough decisions Masai Ujiri made this summer. Read an excerpt!

Pascal Siakam’s matchup with Anthony Davis provides special insight into his rapid and impressive growth

Title:Pascal Siakam’s matchup with Anthony Davis provides special insight into his rapid and impressive growth
Date: November 12, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Pascal Siakam’s rapid career progression, artificial limits, and a litmus test against Anthony Davis. Read an excerpt!

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander growing into starting role for Clippers and maybe even Canada

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Date: November 7, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Clippers rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, his first career start, and what his upside means for the future of Canada Basketball. Read an excerpt!

Chris Boucher making good on his second NBA chance with Raptors

Title:Chris Boucher making good on his second NBA chance with Raptors
Date: October 29, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Chris Boucher feeling different in his second NBA season, having fought for this shot and having proven to himself he belongs. Read an excerpt!

Lorenzo Brown and G-League MVP Trophy may have found long-term occupancy with Raptors

Title: Lorenzo Brown and G-League MVP Trophy may have found long-term occupancy with Raptors
Date: October 27, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Lorenzo Brown’s break-out game for the Raptors, something he feels is just the start. Read an excerpt!

Raptors 905 boosts CanCon: If everything’s equal ‘I’m going with the Canadian’

Title: Raptors 905 boosts CanCon: If everything’s equal ‘I’m going with the Canadian’
Date: October 26, 2018
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic, I wrote about Raptors 905 putting a continued emphasis on their unofficial relationship with Canada Basketball and basketball in the city of Toronto, which reaches all throughout the organization. Read an excerpt!

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