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(Hello Friends….it’s been quite sometime.  Remember me?  Well since I’ve been in hibernation a pal of mine (STIG) has donated some of his musings for your perusal. Enjoy!)
Separated At Birth?
I recently purchased the NBA League Pass for my Apple TV and other mobile devices.  To say it’s amazing is truly an understatement.  The other night, I had 4 games playing simultaneously on my laptop while I watched the Raptors on my TV.  It deserves a post of its own.
The backstory is that I bought it in order to watch Knicks and to follow Canadians Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennet for the Timberwolves.  Instead, I’m going to use it to follow this guy, Nikola Pekovic.  He is a beast!
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In the 25 years I’ve been watching NBA basketball, I’ve never seen a player like him.  He’s massive!  He doesn’t have a basketball player’s body at all and yet, here he his, the starting centre.  And then I got to thinking, this guy reminds me of someone.  And then it hit me and I burst out laughing.
He’s Non from Superman II.
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I shall be watching a lot of Timberwolves games this year!
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The dog days of summer are here.  The Blue Jays are floundering, The Raptors are a few weeks away from assembling their middling team, The Bills are already training to be mediocre at Training camp and The TFC (home game winner aside) are well The TFC.  So now would be the perfect time to pass on some great reading about Canada’s (and possibly basketball’s next great thing) Andrew Wiggins.

I just finished reading an interesting piece on Wiggins on the Bleacher Report by Jonathan Wasserman and as per my usual policy I’ll gladly pass you down the internet highway to someone much more knowledgeable, more capable, more connected than I.  So click on this link and give it a read.

As for my uneducated eye I can see no reason that Wiggins isn’t worth the hype that surrounds him.  It’s likely that he will run wild at Kansas this year and be Canada’s second straight first overall selection in the NBA.

If this is the case Canada Basketball is living in it’s own golden age now with the young talent that is soon to be available to them.  Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Anthony Bennett, Andrew Nicholson, Kevin Pangos, Kelly Olynyk to name a few.  Exciting times are ahead indeed.  This should be fun to watch.

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