Alex Wong

nba

The Rockets and Warriors are on a Collision Course for China's Heart

The NBA's two best teams are also the most popular clubs in the world's most populous country. If they square off in the postseason, so much more than a trip to the Finals will be at stake.
Alex Wong
4.12.18
nba

A Requiem for the Sports Poster

Basketball players still get posterized, but they're no longer getting put on iconic posters.
Alex Wong
3.21.18
nba

Fred VanVleet Isn't Afraid to Bet on Himself

The undrafted guard has forced his way into big minutes on the Raptors, while creating his own brand and clothing line on the side. 'Bet on yourself' are the words VanVleet lives by.
Alex Wong
3.12.18
Ice Cross Racing

Meet Jacqueline Legere, the Stuntwoman Who Doubles as a Ice Cross Downhill Racing Star

The thrill-seeking 26-year-old is a two-time world champion in the extreme sport known as Red Bull Crashed Ice.
Alex Wong
3.8.18
nba

Jurassic Spark: The Raptors Have the NBA's Best (and Funniest) Bench

Toronto's second unit—made of up of a bunch of anonymous, homegrown players who constantly talk shit to one another—has reinvigorated the franchise.
Alex Wong
1.24.18
Basketball

Crown League Has Further Enriched Toronto's Thriving Hoops Scene

It's Toronto's version of the Drew League.
Alex Wong
7.31.17
Canada 150

Terry Fox Is the Most Important Athlete in Canadian History

Fox's triumphant Marathon of Hope run was influential in raising much-needed money and awareness for cancer research. His legacy will live on forever, as his impact is still felt across the world today.
Alex Wong
6.30.17
donovan bailey

Donovan Bailey Q&A on World's Fastest Man Title and Racing Michael Johnson

We talk to Donovan Bailey about national pride, his 150-metre race against American Michael Johnson, and his legacy as one of Canada's all-time great track and field athletes.
Alex Wong
6.2.17
donovan bailey

Donovan Bailey vs. Michael Johnson: The Biggest Race That Never Happened

On the 20th anniversary of the Bailey-Johnson 150-metre race at SkyDome, we look back at the circus show that was supposed to settle the World's Fastest Man title.
Alex Wong
6.1.17
china

The NBA Looks to India, Basketball's New 'Wild West'

"If the NBA were able to get basketball off the ground in India, I would be willing to kiss Adam Silver’s feet," one international sports agent says. "It’s going to be really hard."
Alex Wong
5.4.17
nba

Vince Carter Should Be the First Raptor to Have His Number Retired

Vinsanity's Raptors legacy is complicated due to a nasty divorce with the team in 2004. But he remains the greatest player in franchise history and the biggest superstar to ever play for Toronto.
Alex Wong
12.7.16
CFL

The Strangest Stories from the Time the CFL Invaded the United States

One of the US-based teams had a horse mascot that regularly pooped on the field. That same team, the Las Vegas Posse, had their office at a Gold's Gym.
Alex Wong
11.24.16
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