The 2021 low season could go down as an all-timer!
No, I’m not speaking solely concerning the Raptors, however how Rogers Sportsnet was capable of assemble a Raptors-focused broadcast lineup!
The media conglomerate introduced in The Athletic’s Blake Murphy, Scotiabank Area’s Digital Host, Emily Agard, and Yahoo’s Alex Wong and — this week’s particular visitor — William Lou, to call a number of. Their respective voices and influence will now develop to a bigger, nationwide viewers and, extra importantly, present a glimpse of the range that basketball media has to supply.
Jason and I sat down with Will to speak about his highway to 590, completely different profession choices, and, after all, our beloved Raptors! This episode is also an all-timer, so make sure that to have a hear and chime in along with your ideas under.
In This Episode:
2:40 — Began from the underside
From writing “10 Issues” in his Notes app (and screen-shotting for Twitter) to having a each day discuss present targeted on the Toronto Raptors, Will and Alex have proven that dedication and “selecting your lane” can result in extraordinary outcomes.
8:24 — Illustration issues
Along with internet hosting the first-ever, nationally syndicated radio present devoted to the Raptors, Will & Alex additionally signify an Asian neighborhood that’s been primarily shut out of the media business. Does Will really feel any additional stress realizing that they’ve damaged by a cultural barrier and are actually normal boundaries for all aspiring Asian journalists?
17:02 — Basketball Jones -> Tim & Sid -> The Raptors Present
Simply as Dalano Banton grew up idolizing and studying from the DeMar DeRozan / Kyle Lowry Raptors, Will appeared as much as the Basketball Jones podcast and discovered the ropes from Tim & Sid. What did he study and the way are he and Alex approaching their present from a distinct angle?
21:30 — Professor Lou
Virtually two years in the past, Will tweeted that he’d be educating a basketball writing course. I used to be certainly one of a handful of parents to enroll. To say it was value each penny could be promoting it brief. Will was extraordinarily beneficiant together with his time, very organized with structuring the course materials, and ensured each pupil walked out of every class with related info that we may use instantly. Is a educating profession in Will’s future?
30:38 — Younger squad
Oh proper, we should always in all probability discuss concerning the Raptors! The season remains to be younger, however so is that this Raptors squad, they usually definitely aren’t enjoying like they’re new to this. Specifically, Scottie Barnes has been the whole lot the Raptors may have hoped for and a lot extra. Coming into the season, Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, and Pascal Siakam had been presupposed to signify the current and the way forward for this group whereas Barnes, Treasured Achiuwa, and Malachi Flynn put together to step up. Barnes has already performed his method right into a core piece and has raised the ceiling on what this Toronto group can obtain!