1. The Top Canadian Basketball Prospects

    Basketball was invented by a Canadian, Dr. James Naismith, in 1891. However, basketball has never been flourished in this country. Canada has long been considered a hockey nation...

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  2. NBA Southwest Division Preview

    The NBA consists of six divisions, and it’s pretty clear where the power resides. That is not in either the Atlantic or the Pacific, despite housing the defending Eastern and Western Conference...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,012 reads 7 comments

  3. NBA Rumors: Shaquille O'Neal To Europe?

    Shaquille O'Neal is one of the best NBA players over the last two decades. In fact, since Michael Jordan retired, arguably the top three players are Shaq, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 2,064 reads 15 comments

  4. The Toronto Raptors' Biggest Area Of Weakness

    As the offseason progresses teams start to take shape. The NBA is unlike any other professional sports league in the world...

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  5. Toronto Raptors' Offseason Agenda, Version 2.0

    A few months ago I wrote an article detailing what I believed should have been Bryan Colangelo’s agenda this summer...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,714 reads 1 comments

  6. Boston Celtics: Should They Retire Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen's Jerseys?

    The NBA is coming off a very successful year. Fans were lucky enough to see the Lakers and Celtics battle in the Finals for the 12th time in NBA history...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 4,331 reads 9 comments

  7. Hedo Turkoglu and the Sacramento Kings: A Possible Reunion?

    Hedo Turkoglu has already made it known that he is not happy in Toronto and wants to play elsewhere next season. Yahoo! Sports reported that Turkoglu is interested in rejoining the Sacramento Kings...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,875 reads 16 comments

  8. 118 Million Reasons Why the Orlando Magic Lost

    Despite what the title of this article may suggest, I’m not placing all of the blame on Rashard Lewis’ shoulders...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,083 reads 5 comments

  9. Gilbert Arenas Could Be a Solution for the Toronto Raptors' Problems

    According to a recent interview with a Turkish television station, Hedo Turkoglu wants to leave Toronto. This comes one year after he signed a five-year $53 million contract. Raptor Nation began to turn on Turkoglu after he missed a game in late March...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 3,402 reads 7 comments

  10. Is LeBron James Serious About Becoming the First Billionaire Athlete?

    LeBron James has been quoted as saying he wants to become the first billionaire athlete. If that is true, then his best option may be joining the New York Knicks this summer. There are a number of General Managers who believe LeBron is the answer...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 2,214 reads 5 comments

  11. Miami Heat's Offseason Agenda

    The Miami Heat are one of the many teams poised to make a big splash in free-agency this offseason. Heat President Pat Riley needs to show Dwyane Wade that he is willing to build a ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,459 reads 10 comments

  12. Monta Ellis Doesn't Solve any of the Toronto Raptors' Problems

    In order for the Toronto Raptors to retain Chris Bosh’s services he has requested that Bryan Colangelo and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment do two main things this offseason: ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,889 reads 11 comments

  13. Toronto Raptors' Draft Prospects

    Even though most Raptor fans, including myself, would have liked to see the team make the playoffs this year, that would have meant a first-round matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers because of their late-season struggles...

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  14. Toronto Raptors' Offseason Agenda

    This is probably the most important offseason ever for the Toronto Raptors. We are about to enter the much hyped “Summer of 2010.” The most anticipated free-agency period in the history of the league...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 4 years ago 1,383 reads 12 comments

  15. Responding to “The Timberwolves Have An Important Offer for DKV”

    In his previous article Matthew Hayden suggested that the Minnesota Timberwolves should trade some combination of the draft rights of Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Nikola Pekovic, Henk Norel, and Nick ...

    Mark Birdsell Written by Mark Birdsell about over 5 years ago 62 reads 0 comments