Donnovan Bennett
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Donnovan (D.J.) Bennett’s many roles with Sportsnet include being a feature host, producer and radio host. A member of the Sportsnet team since 2013, Bennett’s work often touches on the intersections between sports and race, politics, gender and pop culture. Previously nominated for both a Gemini and Digital Publishing Award, Bennett has made a name for himself by telling stories on multiple platforms. In addition to his role as a writer, Bennett hosts videos for Sportsnet’s social media platforms and on radio as a co-host of Free Association, Sportsnet’s NBA podcast.
Parity, not the Los Angeles teams, rules new era of the NBA
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On paper, the Clippers should be favoured. But are they a lock to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy? Not close. What makes the league compelling is now so many teams have a shot.
Toronto Raptors vs. L.A.: The Pros and Cons for Kawhi Leonard
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6 reasons Raptors should blow up roster if Kawhi Leonard leaves
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If Kawhi Leonard does say good bye to the Raptors, Masai Ujiri should tear it all down. Disagree? Here are six reasons why there is no other alternative.
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NBA Awards Takeaways: Basketball is more fun, global than ever
Donnovan Bennett
Despite the less than ideal timing, the awards were an advertisement for how fun and lighthearted the culture of the sport has become. And how global.
Roundtable: What it’s like to be an openly gay athlete
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Party at the parade: A letter to my younger self as a Raptors fan
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I’m here to tell you there is going to be a championship parade in your city. You’ll have to wait awhile – 24 years - but the team that authors it will make it worth it.
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Durant, Thompson decisions put Warriors dynasty on pause
Donnovan Bennett
The fact the Golden State Warriors are no longer the prohibitive favourite no matter what they do means it’s a dawn of a new day in the NBA.
Kyle Lowry incident a reminder why 'owner' title in sports is problematic
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Q&A: The Dell Curry superfan that helped Drake troll Stephen Curry
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But how did Drake get his hands on such a rare piece of NBA memorabilia? And perhaps more importantly, who owned it beforehand?