Category Archives: Feature

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!

‘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!