The Canadian men's team could finally be ready to take off and graduate into a force, something they've given us a preview of at the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
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Powered by a dominant R.J. Barrett, Canada won its first-ever FIBA basketball gold by taking the U19 World Cup. It was a defining moment for the sport in Canada.
This week FIBA announced a new uniform rule that allows basketball players to wear headcoverings—the result of years of campaigning by athletes like Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and Indira Kaljo.
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For the rest of the world, the scariest part is that this team hasn't even reached its full potential.
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A depleted Canadian men's basketball team failed to secure an Olympic berth. The talent is there, but with many of the country's top players opting not to compete, it was tough to ask for a different outcome.
Basketball as it is played today bears little resemblance to the game James Naismith invented. But to get back to basketball's roots, we must go to the beach.