Canada Basketball

Oklahoma City Thunder Fans Just Aren't in the Same League As Raptors Fans

David Brown | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada
David Brown

For a crowd with a reputation like the Thunder's, this is unacceptable. The prevailing idea is that with nothing else to do and no other major league sports teams to root for in Oklahoma, Thunder basketball means everything to the locals -- they live and die with every KD jumpshot and Westbrook foray into the lane.

Dear Toronto Raptors, Help Me, Help You

Mike Gallay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

Even the sacrosanct Toronto Maple Leafs have had three names in their history, migrating from the Toronto Arenas (1917-1919) to the Toronto St. Patricks (1919-1927) to today's Toronto Maple Leafs who honour the region's love of grammar. Change is possible and welcome and please do this because I cannot take it anymore.

NBA's Stoudemire in Israel for Maccabiah Games with Canadian Basketball Team

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada
Arsen Ostrovsky

NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire in Israel for Maccabiah Games with Canadian Basketball Team Six-time NBA All-Star and NY Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire is c...

We Need More Teens in Sports, Not Prison

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

As the "tough on crime" Administration continues attacks on criminals -- both real and imagined -- it behooves a responsible government to include crime prevention in the equation even as Harper expands Canadian prisons. Sports build the lifelong skills that Canadians of all origins value: character, teamwork, discipline, perseverance.

The Soccer Team Whose Fans Call the Shots

Andy Juniper | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business
Andy Juniper

I think the Seattle Sounders -- the super successful soccer club -- is on to something. The Sounders have decided to not only listen to their fans, but to take it one step farther and allow their faithful flock to decide the fate of the club's General Manager, Adrian Hanauer, via a vote. I know what you're thinking: how on Earth did they conjure up this cockamamie scheme?

A NBA team for Vancouver?

CBC | Posted 10.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A leading economic think tank says Vancouver could get another professional basketball franchise — but some in the professional sports world say the...

Women's Basketball Advances To Quarter-Finals

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada

LONDON - The Canadian women's basketball team fell into an early hole against Australia on Sunday and couldn't recover, losing 72-63 on the final day ...

What Basketball Can Teach Us About Obamacare

Andrew Boozary | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Boozary

Woody Allen once said that basketball transports us to a primitive place for higher learning. The loose arrangement of strangers balling on public pavement illustrates many of the ivory tower's arguments surrounding health insurance. We can try breaking it down like this...

Canadian Olympic Hoops Team London-Bound

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada

ANKARA, Turkey - Courtnay Pilypaitis and Canada's women's basketball team punched their tickets to the London Olympics on Sunday.Pilypaitis had 21 poi...

Dispatches From Down East: Outliers in the Classroom

Lori Gard | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I must write about this: A friend and I had a conversation this evening about a high school student with a noteworthy caliber of dedication to his passion in life: sports. The student spends three hours per day shooting hoops and running drills, as well as sprinting laps around his house. He wants to play in the NBA. Impressive.

6 Rules for March Madness and St. Patrick's Day

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.17.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Are there patterns to The Madness? Not really. It is The Madness, after all. But you will need a guideline for survival. For the couch, at least.

WATCH: Raptors Player Botches Free Throw

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada

Somebody is going to be shooting free throws at the next practice. Toronto Raptors Jamaal Magloire had a chance to keep his team's hopes alive in a cl...

Passions At Play: Canada's Other Sports (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Monte Stewart | Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada

It turns out that Canada’s national sport is older than people think. Further research, says Randy Radonich, shows it dates to the 1600s, and pla...

Yao Ming: Breaking the Celebrity Activist Mould

Andrew Cooper | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

Yao Ming's legacy will be a double barrier breaker: as a catalyst for basketball's global appeal and as a non-Western star who is willing to commit himself to not only the pursuit of private gain but issues aimed at the enhancement of the public good.