VanVleet’s 35 Points Push Raptors Past Knicks

Ben Hamill - January 04, 2022

After a shaky start to the season, the Toronto Raptors pushed past the New York Knicks, thanks to Fred VanVleet’s 35-point season high score on 2 January. VanVleet’s impressive score was an important contribution to the Raptor...Read More

Xavier Moon Signs 10-Day Los Angeles Clippers Contract

Ben Hamill - December 31, 2021

Three-time Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Most Valuable Player Xavier Moon signed a 10-day contract with NBA team Los Angeles Clippers in December. Moon previously signed with Clippers G League affiliate Agua Caliente Clippers in...Read More

LeBron James Scuffle Swept Under The Rug

Ben Hamill - November 26, 2021

When a pair of NBA stars want to trade punches on the court, it generally gets a big reaction out of the crowd. It was just recently that two had a confrontation, though the situation didn’t actually come to punches. Probably thankf...Read More

Kyle Lowry Bids Fond Farewell To Toronto

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2021

Kyle Lowry, the star basketball guard, has officially said his fond farewell to his teammates, fans and the city of Toronto. On Wednesday, Lowry posted a farewell message to his Instagram account and said that over the past few basketball...Read More

Raptors Guard Fred VanVleet Makes History

Ben Hamill - February 05, 2021

Tuesday saw an undrafted guard make his way into the pages of Toronto Raptors and NBA history. Toronto guard Fred VanVleet this week not only set a new Toronto Raptors record with 54 points scored in a single game, but also set a new benc...Read More

Raptors And Suns Link Arms In Solidarity

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2021

The NBA on Wednesday reacted strongly to the storming of the Capitol by an angry mob of Trump supporters – a day fittingly described by President-elect Joe Biden as one of the darkest days in the history of the U.S. nation. Raptors...Read More

Toronto Raptors Unveil 3 Of 5 New Uniforms

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2020

The Toronto Raptors this week unveiled three new uniforms to be worn during the coming season. Five new uniforms will be worn, announced the team, of which two will only be revealed closer to the start of the new season. The jerseys, so ...Read More

NBA Positive About 2021, But Also Realistic

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league remains as upbeat as ever over the possibility of teams playing in their home arenas in front of fans in the seats come next season. But – cautioned Silver on Wednesday as part of his ann...Read More

Steve Nash Says He’s Hyped About Nets Career

Ben Hamill - September 11, 2020

That he’s never coached a day’s worth of basketball in his life isn’t about to dampen Canadian Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash’s excitement about looking forward to getting started on his new career as Brooklyn Nets coach...Read More

How Canada Is Stealing The NBA Show

Ben Hamill - September 07, 2020

They’ve made for quite the week in the basketball spotlight – playing hard and fast and reviving once more the Canadian basketball Olympic medal flame of hope. They’re Jamal Murray, Lu Dort, Steve Nash, and NBA coach of ...Read More

Nick Nurse Named NBA Coach Of The Year

Ben Hamill - August 25, 2020

Raptors coach Nick Nurse, who has now brought Toronto to the edge of the playoffs’ second round, has been named NBA coach of the year. A landslide winner, Nurse’s 90 first-place votes and 470 points of confidence overall, pla...Read More

Raptors Show Support For Black Lives Matter

Ben Hamill - August 06, 2020

Basketball is finally back – and living in a bio-bubble and playing in front of virtual fans only aren’t the only tangible changes to how teams such as the Toronto Raptors and the LA Lakers are now approaching the game. Playe...Read More

Nick Nurse Says He’s Impressed By His Team

Ben Hamill - July 03, 2020

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says he’s impressed with his players’ collective state of physique and individual fitness levels; fitness levels all the more impressive because of the Raptors not having played or trained...Read More

Players Divided As NBA Prepares To Play Ball

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2020

The NBA may be planning for a return to play at Orlando in Florida late next month, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is equally on board with the plan. The greatest incentive to restart is, of course, money. According to the term...Read More

Dennis Rodman – Enigma Of 1990s NBA

Ben Hamill - April 29, 2020

The man rumoured to have dated R&B superstar Toni Braxton is often overlooked and especially so when positioned next to The Last Dance NBA superstar and GOAT of the basketball industry, Michael Jordan. But Dennis Rodman’s absolu...Read More

Jalen Green Set To Be The Next Big NBA Star

Ben Hamill - April 18, 2020

wonder-boy Jalen Green is the class of raw basketball talent that warrants giving the traditional college route into the NBA a complete skip and joining the NBA’s developmental G League directly. And no one appears to be more thril...Read More

Karim Mané Looking To Fast Track NBA Success

Ben Hamill - April 01, 2020

Montreal South Shore resident Karim Mané cannot be accused of playing things by ‘the book’. The 19-year-old Saint-Hubert player last week declared himself eligible for the NBA’s 2020 draft. And while this does not...Read More

Covid-19 Gives eSports A Boost

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2020

Major sports- and entertainment events all over the world are either being cancelled or pushed back as the coronavirus continues to make its way across the continents. The pandemic is driving us online as we look to alternative forms of e...Read More

Adam Silver Bats About NBA Suggestions

Ben Hamill - March 22, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday addressed the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak during a televised interview on sports broadcasting network . The commissioner discussed various considerations currently under discussio...Read More

It’s Zion Williamson’s Time To Shine

Ben Hamill - February 28, 2020

Zion Williamson has what it takes. And not only according to LeBron James. The kid seemingly primed to be named Rookie of the Year appears to have been conditioned for exactly this accolade. Williamson, a former Duke player, has been rack...Read More

Toronto’s Ujiri Says Lawsuit Is Malicious

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2020

Even though prosecutors decided it fair and just not to press criminal charges against Raptors president Masai Ujiri following a brawl with a police officer during the moments right after Toronto won last year’s championship, the o...Read More

Pistons To Make Do Without Blake Griffin

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2020

Dwane Casey’s Detroit Pistons could be facing an entire season with the support of star forward Blake Griffin. Casey spoke to members of the press right ahead of Tuesday night’s stand-off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and said ...Read More

Powell Pushes For Canadian Basketball Olympic Berth

Ben Hamill - November 20, 2019

Basketball at the Olympics. Is there even a notion more exciting than Canada playing it up at Tokyo 2020? But what of the fact that Canada missed a berth during a September attempt at qualifying in China? The fact that...Read More

MGM & Yahoo Seal Landmark Sports Betting Deal

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

The word is out and the times are exciting. Following a recent deal inked between Yahoo and big casino and betting powerhouse MGM, sports betting is coming to Yahoo’s fantasy sports app. The duo announced the news re...Read More

Fans Crowd Arena For Raptors Banner Event

Ben Hamill - October 25, 2019

When Toronto fans are on time, you know that you know that something is up. And something was indeed up when Raptors fans crowded into a sold-out Scotiabank Arena some 40 minutes before the opening night to the new sea...Read More

Drake Unhappy About Folks Showing Up At Home

Ben Hamill - September 19, 2019

If you’re going to be flaunting your built-to-NBA-regulations full-size basketball court, which just so happens to be literally inside your home to anyone who is everyone on social media, then you had best expect som...Read More

Meek Mill Bemoans $70k Gambling Loss

Ben Hamill - September 12, 2019

One may be tempted into thinking that Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill is particularly unlucky, if even there was such a thing. Earlier this year Mill bet $200,000 on the San Francisco Warriors sticking it to the Raptors ...Read More

PEGI Responds To NBA 2K20 Age Outrage

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2019

The cat is wreaking havoc in the chicken coop following the release of the official trailer and age rating for the upcoming new NBA 2K20 video game by games developer Visual Concepts. The authority for the implementati...Read More

NBA Game-Fixing Scandal Now Docu-Series

Ben Hamill - August 09, 2019

A docu-drama based on the events surrounding the National Basketball Association (NBA) game-fixing scandal involving ex-referee Tim Donaghy is set for release on November 1st, 2019. Two film distribution companies, namely iDre...Read More

The Bid For Bringing The WNBA To Canada

Ben Hamill - July 10, 2019

Fancy shooting a couple of hoops but restricted to getting your basketball fix from looking on as the Raptors get their NBA groove on even though it would be nice to see the gals going at it too? Then take heart, becau...Read More

How Gambling Almost Made For An NBA No-Show

Ben Hamill - July 08, 2019

Now a US marriage made in heaven, it’s hard to imagine that gambling once almost stopped the NBA from extending its reach into Canadian territories. The year was 1993 and a very resolute then NBA Commissioner David Stern had at the ...Read More

How Toronto’s Raptor-Foot Came To Be

Ben Hamill - June 20, 2019

The reggae-infused movement referred to as Raptor-foot may have started in downtown Toronto, but its quickly sweeping through all of Canada. It’s all about basketball fever and it’s become the unofficial NBA anthem for a count...Read More

Women’s Hockey League Wants In On NHL

Ben Hamill - May 12, 2019

The United States Women’s Hockey League wants to be officially incorporated with the NHL. And to show that they’re quite serious about the matter, captain Meghan Duggan and 200 of her fellow players have decided to go all in ...Read More

Canadian Sports Predictions For 2019

Ben Hamill - January 08, 2019

With the start of a new year comes another twelve action-packed months for the world of Canadian sports. 2019 will no doubt be filled with new possibilities, big hopes and dreams, successes, heartbreaks, and everything...Read More

American Sports Gambler The Most Influential Person Of 2018

Ben Hamill - January 03, 2019

In a turn of events that is nothing short of astounding, mind-blowing even, the collective representative the “American Sports Gambler” has been named the most influential person of the year by top media publicatio...Read More

NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2018

Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league. The group was recently named the official gaming partner of the National Basketbal...Read More

Sportradar & NASCAR Team Up for Integrity

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

NASCAR has once again joined forces with the experts at Sportradar in order to fortify its dedication to protecting the integrity of motor racing sports. The renewed partnership will see NASCAR benefiting from Sportrad...Read More

Canada Qualifies For Basketball World Cup

Ben Hamill - December 08, 2018

It’s been almost a decade since Canada’s last participation in a FIBA World Cup, but thanks to the obvious resolve to make it happen by players like Kyle Wiltjer, Canada’s men’s Basketball team will be competing i...Read More

US Sports Leagues Embrace A New World

Ben Hamill - December 07, 2018

A gold rush. This is how Sharon Otterman, Chief Marketing Officer for major bookmaker William Hill, describes the scramble by professional sports leagues to get a spot on the sports betting bus. These are the very same leagues that had p...Read More

Former players who now own sports teams

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2018

Having enjoyed a career in professional sport, many ex-players simply move into a different kind of job. Nevertheless, many opt to continue inside their sport by taking on the role of coach or manager. And for the lucky few able to afford t...Read More

Poker Pro Hired by Mavericks

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Marc Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks has hired pro poker player and expert sports bettor Haralabos ‘Bob’ Voulgaris as the team’s newest director of quantitative research and development. ...Read More