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International, Politics

Professional basketball mixed up in Hong Kong politics

The pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has spread to North American professional basketball. The recent pro democracy tweet from an NBA manager a seeming counter tweet from a star player, and a word from the National Basketball League itself distancing» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Raptors Way’: Toronto renames street after basketball team historical win

Last week, Toronto’s basketball team, the Raptors, won their first-ever NBA title in game six against the San Francisco Golden State Warriors. Now, a street in Canada’s largest city has been renamed “Raptors way”. The only Canadian team in the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

Huge Raptors victory parade- huge garbage mess

The idea of idea of reduce, re-use, recycle, or even just “don’t litter” all seem lost on the huge crowds that came out to cheer the NBA champion Toronto Raptors. The surprisingly huge crowd,  possibly around two million people, crammed» 

Society

Tens of thousands gather in Toronto for Raptors parade

Tens of thousands of jubilant basketball fans gathered in downtown Toronto Monday morning to take part in a mega-parade celebrating the historic Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship win. Sixteen players and their family members rode on five open-air double-decker buses, with» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

NBA basketball: U.S. sports blog spreads fake news against Toronto fans

A blog called Barstool Sports has tweeted a video claiming to show sports fans in Toronto cheering wildly at the injury to Warriors player Kevin Durant. The blog founder Dave Portnoy claims it shows fans at “The Toronto Tavern”.  Normally»