THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE
Another GTA basketball player is establishing himself as one of the top prospects on the planet. And the only other guy in the conversation, Zion Williamson, plays right beside him on the much ballyhooed Duke Blue Devils — the consensus favourite to win the NCAA national title. R. J. Barrett, son of Canadian hoops legend Rowan Barrett, has already helped Canada win gold at the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup. Now, Barrett is on course to become a top pick in next year’s NBA draft. Still, it’d be nice if one of our local stars could play at home.
Toronto journalist and civil rights activist Desmond Cole travelled to the West Coast for a speaking engagement, and reported that, not long after arriving in the city of Vancouver, he was unfairly carded by a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department for doing nothing but smoking a cigarette on the sidewalk. Cole, who has won awards for his journalism highlighting the damaging practice of police carding, wrote a Facebook post about the incident and posted a video to Twitter drawing attention, once again, to the issue.
The animal trend in yoga continues unabated this month as classes full of dozens of roaming puppies arrive in Toronto. The classes, pegged at $39.99 per, are running throughout the month and selling out as fast as you can say downward dog. Recent animal trends in the bendy arts include last year’s goat yoga venture, as well as good old-fashioned dog yoga and, of course, kitten yoga. To sign up for puppy yoga, go to www.puppyyoga.com. Be prepared for high-quality exercise followed by a serious cuddle session.
R. J. Barrett off to an incredible start at Duke University