Wumi Agunbiade: On A Mission To Inspire

In many cultures, it’s believed that a name connects you to your past and can predict your future. For Wumi Agunbiade (given name Omawumi), the latter would seem to be the case. The name ‘Omawumi’ literally translates to ‘a lover of children’, and what better name could there be for a woman who spends her life enlightening and empowering young women?

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Cordell “Bobby” Llewellyn – Canadian Basketball Gladiator – Part 1

Bobby defined our era of basketball. How we were taught to play by our peers, dictated by the tough, no- blood-no-foul style being played in the NBA. It was a time of psychological and physical basketball warfare.

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Paul Coleman – Toronto’s Master Barber to NBA Stars

Coming from another country to a big city is a challenge for most people. For the Raptor players many of them had never even been to Canada before. They would have to figuring out not only their new team but everyday life in Toronto as well. Knowing this I was convinced I would soon start seeing our local NBA stars on our hottest barber strip, Eglinton West, for a crash course on Toronto culture.

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Denham Brown – Pioneer at a Price, Part 1

A year later after seeing Denham’s picture in the newspaper as a Toronto Star All-Star, wearing the Kobe’s and being guarded by Toronto Raptors Tracy McGrady, Nike Canada unloaded enough product on us to clothe a small community, not to mention the exclusive Air Jordan’s that used to mysteriously appear in my garage for him.

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Dane Smith Mr.”We The North”

Though Smith says he was naturally talented at both sports, he remembers watching the older kids on the basketball courts around his neighborhood for months. But he built up the courage and was able to join into the games and eventually hold is own.

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Keith Vassell – Legend Amongst Us – Part 1

It was less than 30 years ago in 1989 when one of Canada’s greatest high school player’s was the only Greater Toronto Area (GTA) representative on the Canadian Jr. National Team headed to Uruguay.

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