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Behind the Scenes with Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary

Dustin Sproat | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada TV
Dustin Sproat

I took some punches from Mark Cuban on the set of Shark Tank while pitching an app, but it's turned out to be a very positive experience. Here are a few lessons learned from the whole experience.

The NFL Needs to Stop Getting Greedy and Fat

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada
Andy Juniper

More cookies for the customers. More overeating. Less special, more mundane. And all resulting in more injuries to players in a league already beset with a concussion crisis -- a league purportedly acting with the best interests of its greatest assets in mind -- and injured stars subsequently being replaced by less-talented players. All of which equals a dangerously diluted product.

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.

How the NHL Won (and Lost) a New (Black) Fan

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I'm Canadian. I like sports. I like hockey. I also happen to be Black. That's why it was such a point of pride to see P.K. Subban on the ice; the NHL was finally making good on its intention to court more non-white fans. Then I watched P.K.'s teammate, George Parros, get wheeled off the ice on a stretcher, and I wondered how many new fans thought they just saw a man die.

Should the Raptors Embrace Extinction?

Gal's Got Game | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Gal's Got Game

It's hard to put our finger on just how much fans care about the proverbial losing team. They managed a good amount of success in the Vince Carter days of the late '90s and early 2000s, and even started to look towards the championship with a couple of runs at the playoffs under Chris Bosh in the 2007 season... but since then, the Raps have found themselves in a downward spiral and constant team-building situation, disappointing fans in Toronto and around the country alike.

Canadian Woman Charged In NBA Extortion Case

CBC | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada

A Manitoba woman has been charged in connection to an alleged extortion case involving NBA star Chris "Birdman" Andersen. The Miami Heat f...

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...

Kids, Play On! - Aggressive Parents Should Chill Out On The Sidelines

Martin Parnell | Posted 08.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Martin Parnell

Why would millions of kids walk away from sports which are meant to be fun? Well, the reason is it's not fun, not when Mum and Dad are "Yellers". Children are embarrassed by parents behaving aggressively on the sideline of junior sports event, especially their own. Telling a 16 year-old, "you're not trying hard enough" or, "you'll be cut from the team" is bad enough. But telling a 6 year-old is, surely, unacceptable.

There's More Than One Gay Player in the NBA

Andy Juniper | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

In a story appearing in Sports Illustrated's May 6th issue, a professional athlete publicly acknowledges that he is gay. The riveting, first-person story by the thoughtful and sincere Jason Collins opens, remarkably enough: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay..." Is the sporting world ready for this? Within the fantasy realm of professional athletics, there are people whose heads are buried so deep in the sand, they are unable to grasp the concept of reality, or the basic laws of averages. Which is to say there are people who, Jason Collins be damned, are fully convinced that there are no gay men in professional sports. Right.

It Seems That March Madness Has Arrived Early

Andy Juniper | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

It seems that March Madness has come early this year. Honestly, less than a week into the month -- and still two weeks shy of the U.S. college basketb...

Why Did Rapper Wale Confront Toronto Raptors' Announcers?

Huffington Post Music Canada | By Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Two members of the Toronto Raptors broadcast team got in a strange feud with rapper Wale during this week's NBA game against the Washington Wizards in...

King James Is Ascending Into Heavens, And Coming Back To Earth

Andy Juniper | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

As Dwyane Wade explained, in what seems to some to be an utterance of unfathomable understatement: LeBron James is "off the planet right now. He's not...

I Still Want to Be Like Mike

Amber Rehman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

I was in Grade five when I fell in love with basketball. Michael Jordan fuelled my over-the-top obsession with the sport. Being a kid with a disability didn't stop me from dreaming of dunking or playing one on one with Michael Jordan. Defying people's expectations has been one of my missions in life.

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...

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...

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...

NBA Meets With Players In New York

CP | Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Sports

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBA owners and players were engaged in another marathon session Friday, meeting for more than 14 hours in talks aimed at ending the 1...

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.

The Day I Won The NBA Finals

Mike Gallay | Posted 08.14.2011 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My best moment since the last best moment: Deleting an upcoming Tuesday, 9 p.m. entry in my calendar, which had read: "Dallas versus Miami Game 7, if ...