Mike Poole made it through the worst … so far …

If you’re not a regular watcher of NBL Canada basketball games, let me introduce you to Mike Poole. Let’s show another clip here.  Just so you understand who Mike Poole is. If you’re not a regular watcher of New York City streetball games at the Rucker, let me introduce you to Mike Poole. Here’s the…

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We don’t need sports right now. We need an understanding.

Another black man shot by police, this time, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Jacob Blake.  Seven times in the back.  The officer who shot him, Rusten Sheskey, grabbed him by the shirt, pointed a service revolver into Blake’s back, and fired seven times.  Blake’s spinal cord was destroyed.  He will never walk again. This is the shooting…

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Life is not promised

“There’s a news report that’s been floating around on Twitter, I don’t want to repeat it until I’m sure it’s true.” That’s what I heard when I was monitoring an NBL Canada basketball game yesterday.  The announcers were not their usual jovial, excited selves.  I’m not sure what they were talking about. Then I flipped…

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They’re called “free” throws, but you need to earn them.

You see this in every basketball game, whether you’re a casual observer or a true lover of the sport.  Contact under the basket.  A foul that earns a shooter two free throws at the line.  Or maybe even a foul in the act of shooting from beyond the arc, which would involve three shots at…

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So I tried to make a sports bet at Rivers yesterday…

“Hi, and welcome to the new Rivers Sports Book, what would you like to bet on?” Yes, I tried to make a bet yesterday at Rivers.  It did not go well. Me: “Do you take bets on basketball?” Rivers: “Yes we do, sir, what would you like to bet on?” Me: “I’m going to put…

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My basketball bracket (NBL Canada) starts tomorrow…

For the past eight years, I have proudly served the National Basketball League of Canada as their statistician and director of player clearances.  And with that in mind, around this time I have eight NBL Canada teams competing in the postseason. It’s also around this time where I get asked by an NBL Canada fan…

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An NBL Canada Instant Classic: London 147, Windsor 144 in double overtime

Between them, the London Lightning and the Windsor Express have won six of the National Basketball League of Canada’s seven championships.  Both teams play each other with an intensity matched only by some of the greatest sp[orts rivalries of all time – Yankees-Red Sox, Steelers-Patriots, Canadiens-Maple Leafs, you understand what I say. This was a…

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