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

MLB Considering A Spring Training Return

Ben Hamill - May 26, 2020

is feverishly trying to suss out ways in which the 2020 season can take place given bans on air travel and large gatherings. One idea that seems to be sticking somewhat more effectively than most others is the idea of playing in spring t...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

Kobe Bryant And The Psychology Of Grief

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2020

Basketball legend touched us all. And it did so in the most unexpected of ways. And whilst it’s definitely true that there’s no right or wrong way to mourn or to grieve, the practice of shaming those who grieve remains a tren...Read More

Kobe Bryant’s Death Shocks the Basketball World

Ben Hamill - January 27, 2020

NBA star LeBron James was spotted weeping inconsolably on the tarmac at LAX after he and Kobe Bryant’s former teammates landed in Los Angeles. He’d just been informed that not only had the Basketball legend passed on, but th...Read More

MLB Resumes Big Push For Integrity Fees

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2019

Major Basketball League big shots are again reaching for money beyond reasonable means. The MLB, despite having not witnessed a single major “rigging” event within its professional ranks since 1919 when the White S...Read More

FOX Bet Named Official MLB Gaming Partner

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

FOX Bet has just become the 4th official Authorised Gaming Partner to US Major Basketball League (the MLB). Fox BET now joins MGM, FanDuel and DraftKings as the 4th partner in the exclusive gaming...Read More

Saskatchewan Leads Paid Sports Audience Way

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

There’s nothing quite like a paying audience. And especially so when talking pro-sport events. Data compiled by Statistics Canada has revealed that Saskatchewan now has more people willing to pay to attend a sports e...Read More

Saskatoon’s 1st CEBL Champs Weekend A Hoot

Ben Hamill - August 26, 2019

Elite Basketball League national championships have come to Saskatoon. Thanks to the commendable efforts on the part of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the city of Saskatoon has hosted its very first championship...Read More

China-Bound Basketball Team Plagued By Problems

Ben Hamill - August 08, 2019

Success in sport is oftentimes all about doing the best with what’s available. Though not ideal, this is what Basketball Canada will have to do if it hopes to go big come China. Various top-players won’t avail them...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

New Youth Basketball Initiative Announced

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

The importance of the availability of an introductory basketball program cannot be overestimated, as this is what ultimately shapes the future of the sport. To this end and in order to satisfy the need for an age-appro...Read More

Kyle Lowry Included In Team USA Prep Camp

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is one of only 20 basketball players to have been selected to attend a USA Basketball national training camp that is scheduled to take place in the immediate run-up to the FIBA Ba...Read More

Nurse To Lead Canadian FIBA World Cup Team

Ben Hamill - June 04, 2019

Nick Nurse, head coach to Toronto’s Raptors, has according to reports agreed to lead the Canadian men’s team at the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China come August. What’s more, according to the same source, Nurse h...Read More

March Madness Attracts $106M In Bets In NJ

Ben Hamill - May 05, 2019

Much like its basketball tournament’s namesake, March really was a month of madness for New Jersey’s sports betting industry. Basketball’s March Madness tournament has seen record betting figures being tallied, a...Read More

R.J. Barrett USA Today’s Player Of The Year

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

If Canadian basketball champion R.J. Barrett knows how to do anything, then it’s how to score. And scoring in every sense of the word, both on and off the basketball court. 18-year old Barrett has just been named Bas...Read More

Jeremy Lin To Join The Toronto Raptors

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2019

There was a definite tinge of being happy to be leaving the ranks of the Atlanta Hawks when veteran guard Jeremy Lin recently proclaimed that Atlanta, in his opinion, had a bright future, but that he was “hyped” to be joining ...Read More

Big Things In Store for Local Basketball

Ben Hamill - January 13, 2019

Of all the sports that Canada is known for, it’s probably basketball that enjoyed the most notable growth in 2018. Thanks to a whole new generation of talented young players competing at high levels and renewed fan i...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

Sir Mix-a-Lot To Star In New Bluberi Slot

Ben Hamill - December 12, 2018

Celebrity super-stars are warming up to the idea of being associated with casino brands, which is good news as it indicates higher levels of acceptance of the industry. The latest celeb to have added his name to the growing list of star-a...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 competin...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...Read More

Canadian Teens Ruling Basketball, Football

Ben Hamill - August 02, 2018

There are many exceptional sportsmen and women in Canada, but the younger generation of up-and-coming sports stars is often overlooked. With that said, there are two massively talented Canadian teens that are currently shaping the futur...Read More