Hoop Club T.O. Chapter 12…



Hoop Club TO. Chapter 12.

Where: Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

What: 2012 Paralympic gold medalist Abdi Dini shares his story with the Hoop Club squad.  We had the opportunity to experience wheelchair basketball with the same wheelchairs that would be used in competition. Maneuvering, dribbling and shooting was difficult and I gained incredible respect for Abdi and other athletes who compete in Paralympic competitions.

Photos: Charlie Lindsay @DonCharleone


Abdi showing us his hardware.

Akil attem


JD gettin the double foul treatment from Mike and Akil.


Nike’s Brand Marketing Manager Charles Yearwood giving us the design details and innovations of the new Nike Kyrie 2.  With Toronto about to host the upcoming NBA All-Star game we were treated to a preview of some of the new kicks and apparel that are set to debut over the next couple weeks.0A0A5364

The BHM Kyrie 2.


JD, Trixx and Fenty checking out the special Canadian-inspired shoe made for Paul George.


Mr Steele and I admiring Kobe’s All-Star footwear.


We also got a sneak peak of Anthony Davis’s upcoming Nike signature shoe.

“Fear The Brow” is real.


Jano, Avi, Akil and I (also Greg- not pictured) going 5-0 to start.  JD is still arguing with the refs.



Many thanks to Nike and Gold Medalist Abdi Dini for sharing his story.

Till the next one…

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