A couple of more little things as another week begins however, honestly, does not it take some tough thinking to be sure of exactly what day of the week any day of the week is?

I swear at one point last night, I was dead certain it was the middle of the week and with Canada Day stuck in the middle of this one, paradises assist us all determining what’s what.

Wednesday’s looming as a rather significant day in this entire idea of getting the NBA back up and running to finish the season because that’s the due date for any player to choose out of taking part in the Orlando whatever-you-want-to-call-it.

Si far, as far as I can tell, 4 gamers have decided they will not go – Davis Bertans of Washington, Patrick Beverly of the Lakers, Portland’s Trevor Ariza and, last night, Wilson Chandler of the Webs.

It will be fascinating to see the number of decide to join them, and for what factors.

( As far as I can glean, all 17 Raptors are in Florida now, we’ll get that verified later on today).

I can’t imagine anybody having an issue with a gamer – a colleague or a challenger – choosing the danger is not worth it, either for health factors or individual factors – however I do wonder two things:.

Will there be repercussions from other gamers?

Will colleagues question some time in the future whether bailing was really a great concept and will they look sideways at players who won’t take part when they are make the sacrifices they are being asked to take.

I certainly hope not and I am dead sure nobody’s going to publicly shame a player for choosing it’s not worth it but it will be fascinating to see if there is any lingering frustration when things ultimately return to something closer to typical.

Teams are odd, living entities and a sense of togetherness, or “we’re all in this fight together” is sort of essential.

Worth watching.

The 2nd, of course, is what groups consider these players.

Naturally, and truly, the league has guaranteed no penalties, no repercussions to anybody who decides out.

Sounds great and it’s the method it need to be and there’s no reason today not to take everybody at their word but we’ll see what actually takes place in the couple of months following the end of this bastardized season.


One day late last week I went and sat outside on the outdoor patio at my local and had a couple and a bite to eat and yesterday morning I went and got the most welcome haircut in the history of my head.

Both times I went out, I wore a mask and, sincere to goodness, I survived.

It genuinely leaves me why anybody wouldn’t use a mask out in public nowadays, despite the fact that I ‘d think less than half individuals I saw on my adventures weren’t wearing one.

It’s not a major imposition, it’s medically proven to be among the very few things we can all do to at least slow the rampant spread of COVID-10 and, honestly, it’s the right thing to do to help not just yourself but your fellow human beings as well.

I don’t see any logical reason not to use one, I honestly do not.

And if the federal government mandates them and begins informing enforcement officers to start writing tickets to people who do not, well, I’m great with that.

I definitely ought to have put this at the top of the other day’s mailbag since of the value of June 28 and the solemn reasons to commemorate it.

To me, there is no list of best and essential Canadians -and I’m not talking just professional athletes or simply developers or just politicians or what have you however the most essential Canadians of perpetuity – the list starts and stops with Terry Fox, who died on June 28, 1981.


It’s going to be a brief week and I’m sure you’re hectic so why not get the weekly ruminations for the Sunday mailbag out of the way today?

Well, plans are afoot for us to speak with Masai and Fred VanVleet later on this early morning when they take a break from avoiding all contact with other people in the coronavirus cesspool that is Florida and it’ll be great to hear what they need to state.

Besides that, they stay under the league’s pre-Orlando workout rules that limit the variety of gamers and coaches who can be on the court at the same time.

Those constraints aren’t going to be raised up until the end of next week when the Raptors and the other 21 teams come down on Disney to officially, formally get this re-start started.