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Amidst the cold and winter blues, I always believe in having something to look forward to or to celebrate, to get through the damp days. So here’s today’s list:

The rook rolls home with the trophy.
Going for “#VictoryBaby” numero five in Washington.
A very happy second half of the NBA season!

As we get back to the regularly scheduled program and business commences on the road tonight for the team, the leftovers from the sunny all star weekend in the south are still dripping on our minds. Oh, what a flight! I’m not […]

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It All Starts With A Bounce

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By special guest Karan Makvandi

Former Iranian national Basketball guard, Basketball Blogger and Sport media contributor.

RELATED: Get tickets to Iranian Heritage Night on Feb. 20th at ACC

“Keep your dribble low when you are faced up with defense, you got to protect the ball,” my coach yelled.

To my 14 year old basketball newbie’s logic this looked counter intuitive. I asked “ But coach, if I keep my dribble low then I need to bend, If I bend I can’t see my open man!”

Coach blew his whistle. We all stopped bouncing balls. Few […]

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Seven Year Old Star, Slam Dunks and Spelling Lessons.

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As I watch the tweets roll in from the team as they depart the city and the six game home stand officially closes, I’m reminded how the capabilities of the interweb these days are such a wonderful thing. It’s a glimpse “past security” into the lives of some of our role models. When you’re wondering what they’re thinking after a game or dabbling in on their day off you can find the answer wrapped into 140 clicks. Especially when the cameras are off!

Here’s my favourite interaction of the week:

Are you […]

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Today’s Game Changer: A Simple Smile

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I wrote a little ditty a while back answering the reoccuring life question of “why do you do what you do?” Insert below today’s reminder of exactly that.

The annual Toronto Raptors team visit to SickKids Hospital is one of my favourite events of the season. In a tiny little room of a very special ward, memories are made with a simple high five or exchange of a smile. Memories that kids like Caitlyn said they will remember forever.

Today, on court hustle kind of took a back seat to […]

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The Wrap: Holiday Hitlist, Half Court Shots and a Very Happy Birthday

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With the team on the tail end of their west coast swing, the social capabilities of the interweb have been keeping us all in one place, many of us staying up past our bedtime, maybe addicted to the high of the back and forth battles or the fourth quarter rattles. I am. And undoubtedly because the #RTZ crew isn’t going anywhere.

It has been a rock ‘n roll, roadie. After Pops read me the latest Raptors buzz over morning coffee yesterday morning, (post script opinions included), I conquered the […]

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