Raptors’ Nick Nurse wins NBA coach of the year in landslide

Raptors’ Nick Nurse wins NBA coach of the year in landslide

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse has been named the NBA coach of the year. Nurse, who has the Raptors in the second round of the playoffs, was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. He finished with a total of 470 points. His closes rival was Milwaukee […]

NBA players, coaches and referees kneel in solidarity as bubble season begins

NBA players, coaches and referees kneel in solidarity as  bubble season begins

Players and coaches from the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz knelt alongside one another before the first game of the NBA restart on Thursday night in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The coaches — New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry and Utah’s Quin Snyder — were next to one another, their arms locked together. Some players raised […]

Raptors guard VanVleet says people ‘fed up’ with racism and discrimination

Raptors guard VanVleet says people ‘fed up’  with racism and discrimination

Fred VanVleet says people in the United States are reaching a boiling point after hundreds of years of racism.  The Toronto Raptors guard was asked on Monday what he thought of the protests  in major cities across the United States following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Hew was killed after a police officer […]

Caribbean Games to be held in 2021 despite postponement of Tokyo Olympics

Caribbean Games to be held in 2021 despite postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The Caribbean Games will  be held  in 2021 despite the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympiuc Games., Keith Joseph, secretary general of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) has confirmed. The inaugural Caribbean Games are scheduled to take place in Guade­loupe from June 30 to July 4 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Outpouring of grief for Kobe Bryant’s tragic death

Outpouring of grief for Kobe Bryant’s tragic death

By Nicole Georges-Bennett Fans of Kobe Bryant, for his accomplishments both on and off the basketball court, have expressed deep grief over the basketball legend’s death at the age of 41. Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna, were two of nine people killed in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles, on Sunday, January […]

Turning sneakers into art – sneak this book under the tree

Turning sneakers into art – sneak this book under the tree

By Stephen Weir  If your son or daughter has ever lined up all night on Yonge Street to buy a pair of designer sneakers, there is a book you might want to buy and sneak under the Christmas tree! Available only through on-line booksellers like Amazon.ca and Indigo, The Art of Sneakers written by Hollywood actor Ivan […]

An interview with Toronto Raptor Danny Green

An interview with Toronto Raptor Danny Green

By Gwyn Chapman: As Canada celebrates winning the NBA 2019 Championship, I met with Danny Green, one of the players who was instrumental in bringing the trophy to Canada, to speak about his passion for success, basketball, community and the characteristics that helped him to get to the top. Caribbean Camera: We know that you’ve […]

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

Jamaican Canadian features in record NBA draft

By Lincoln DePradine Rowan Barrett, the Scarborough-born Canadian of Jamaican heritage, had more than one good reason to celebrate last week when teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) – including newly crowned champions Toronto Raptors – participated in drafting new players to the league. Barrett, a 46-year-old former Canadian national basketballer who is now […]

Raptors Kawhi Leonard for mayor?

Raptors Kawhi Leonard for mayor?

Jubilant fans have demanded on social media that Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors be handed the Toronto Mayor’s job along with anything else he wanted. Leonard, triggered a fan frenzy after making an incredible shot at the end of Game 7 to beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. And Toronto Mayor John Tory jokingly […]