Canadian Basketball Black History – Stories of the Omitted

Black History triggered my story writing because when it comes around the mainstream channels begin to put the usual handful of stories into circulation. I appreciate the efforts but it always left me wondering who inspired that person to do great things? Was there other trailblazers that prepared the way or do we just know who made the first footprint? What about the underlying stories NOT told of people and events that influenced the great legacies that we hear about today.

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NCAA Dreams from North of the Border

Things were very different for a young Canadian baller trying to get to the NCAA in the 80’s and early 90’s. This was just before things began to erupt into what we see today. The path to the NCAA dream did not come with the proven roadmap that exists now and hoards of successful basketball peers to guide the way.

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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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Black History – 20th Anniversary of Canada’s 1st National High School All Star Basketball Event

The All Canada Classic (a.k.a. the Rumble in the T-Dot) National High School All-Star Basketball Celebration run by P.H.A.S.E. 1 still stands as Canada’s 1st and longest run national high school all-star game. From 2001-2012, the All Canada Classic consistently featured the biggest names in Canadian boy’s and girl’s high school basketball under the same roof

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