Canadian star Aaliyah Edwards picked 6th in WNBA draft 

Canadian star Aaliyah Edwards picked 6th in WNBA draft 

On a memorable Monday evening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Aaliyah Edwards, a former standout from the University of Connecticut, lived out a dream many athletes aspire to but few achieve. The first-team All-Big East forward was selected by the Washington Mystics as the No. 6 pick in the WNBA draft, marking a significant […]

Capturing the journey of Toronto’s basketball culture

Capturing the journey of Toronto’s basketball culture

By Kirk Moss Raptormania consumed the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, in celebration of sports writer, U of T Alumni and author Alex Wong’s ground-breaking book “Prehistoric: The Audacious and Improbable Origin Story of the Toronto Raptors” with a forward by Mighty-mouse, the legendary Damon Stoudermire. With a star-studded guests list, and panel discussion, […]

Twin brothers of Jamaican heritage make history in NBA draft

Twin brothers of Jamaican heritage make history in NBA draft

Florida’s former Pine Crest student-athletes, Amen and Ausar Thompson, whose father’s family is Jamaican, made history on last Thursday night after both were selected in the top 5 in the 2023 NBA draft. It was a proud moment for their parents and extended family when Amen went No. 4 to Houston Rockets while Ausar went […]

Raptors fans back Jamaal Magloire for next head coach

Raptors fans back Jamaal Magloire for next head coach

Staff writer Jamaal Magloire has been a key member of the Toronto Raptors coaching staff for several years, playing an instrumental role in the development of some of the team’s key players. With the recent departure of head coach Nick Nurse, many fans are calling for Magloire to step up and take on the top […]

A losing bettor’s offensive message sent to Raptors’ centre Chris Boucher

A losing bettor’s offensive message sent to Raptors’ centre Chris Boucher

  By Staff Reporter The message to Chris Boucher: “I Chose The Wrong Slave Today” Sports betting has become increasingly popular over the years, but unfortunately, it has also given rise to a new form of harassment directed towards individual players by salty fans who have lost their bets. Toronto Raptors’ Chris Boucher recently shared […]

SVG Tourism teams up with Raptors to celebrate the Caribbean

SVG Tourism teams up with Raptors to celebrate the Caribbean

Raptors maintain rhythm to beat Pelicans on SVG Night By Darnel Harris The sights and sounds of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines starred last Thursday night, as the Toronto Raptors hosted the New Orleans Pelicans at the Air Canada Center. In both teams’ first game back after the All Star Break, the Raptors showed no […]

Jamaal Magloire’s mystique charity raises thousands for families for the holidays

Jamaal Magloire’s mystique charity raises thousands for families for the holidays

By Tanya Phillipps Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach and Community Ambassador, Jamaal Magloire hosted his Foundation’s annual holiday gala on last at The Tuesday at Don on the Danforth. ‘Mystique’ was an evening of magic, music and diverse BIPOC talent, with proceeds supporting hundreds of GTA families in underserved communities this holiday season. “Our event is […]

“The Queen of Basketball” kicks off series of “Black Films that Teach”

“The Queen of Basketball” kicks off series of “Black Films that Teach”

“We are so pleased to be premiering a new season of Black Films that Teach,” said Jeff Gillham, CEO Eastlink. “When the idea to develop a series that gives voice to Black experiences through powerful stories as part of our Community TV lineup was brought forward a few years ago, we knew collectively there was […]

Canadians feature in NBA draft

Canadians feature in NBA draft

Cаnаdіаnѕ Bеnnеdісt Mаthurіn аnd Shaedon Shаrре tооk very dіffеrеnt раthѕ to thе NBA, but their рrо dreams wеrе realized just mіnutеѕ apart lаѕt Thurѕdау. Mаthurіn, a 20-уеаr-оld from Mоntrеаl whо ѕtаrrеd аt the Unіvеrѕіtу of Arіzоnа, wаѕ ѕеlесtеd ѕіxth by thе Indіаnа Pасеrѕ. Moments lаtеr the Blazers tооk a сhаnсе оn Sharpe, a 19-year-old frоm […]

Scarborough Shooting Stars signs American rapper J. Cole

Scarborough Shooting Stars signs American rapper J. Cole

  Former NBA all-star Jamaal Magloire joins hometown Scarborough Shooting Stars The CEBL last Thursday that the 6’3″ guard, born Jermaine Cole, has signed a deal with the Scarborough Shooting Stars to continue his professional basketball career. Cole, 37, is set to begin his second consecutive pro basketball stint after playing with the Rwanda-based Patriots […]