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Steve Nash didn’t play for Canada but wants to lead team

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It was a disappointment when Canada — working hard to build up its national basketball team — failed to make even next summers pre-Olympics second chance qualifying tournament this summer. Canada was just not impressive at the FIBA Americas tournament. Of course, they were without the best Canadian player, Steve Nash. Or Tristan Thompson. Or [more]

Matt Bonner really wants to be a Canadian citizen

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Lori Ewing of the Toronto Globe and Mail has the story: More than two years into his quest for Canadian citizenship, Matt Bonner remains grounded by red tape. So the former Toronto Raptors forward will have to watch with fingers crossed as Canada’s men’s basketball team bids this week for a berth in the 2012 [more]

Matt Bonner isn’t Canadian enough, apparently

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Matt Bonner wants to be Canadian. And not in the “put a maple leaf on your bag as you travel through Europe so you don’t have to try and explain American politics” kind of way. He played for the Raptors, lives in Toronto in the off-season, his wife and daughter are Canadian, and he wants [more]

Francisco Elson out for Jazz Monday with visa issues

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Francisco Elson was born in the Netherlands, now is playing in the NBA on a Canadian visa. Hasn’t been a problem for seven NBA seasons. Recently it came time to renew his visa, and that means Elson will be out for the Jazz Monday night against the Warriors. The reason is you have to spend [more]

Canada’s love/hate relationship with the Heat

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Chris Bosh is not loved in Toronto. At all. He left the Toronto Raptors cold and the feelings north of the border match it. I mean, check this out. It’s not quite in the “LeBron is not loved in Cleveland” category of outright hated, but that is just because Canadians are too nice. Canadians love [more]