• How Toronto Became One of The World's Best Basketball Cities

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    Canada is a hockey country, but Toronto is quickly becoming a basketball town. The success of the Raptors, an immigrant population and one of the best prep teams in the world has made the 6ix into a basketball factory. In this episode of THE WAY WE BALL, we trace the journey of a few local products, including Jamal Murray’s path from Kitchener to the NBA and the young career of the best middle school basketball player in the world.

    Additional Producer: Chris Toman
    Narrated by: A$AP Twelvyy

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