First and foremost, on behalf of BBM I would like to use these lines to send our deepest condolences to the victims of hurricane Katrina. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the affected and we hope for a smooth and speedy recovery. It’s very unfortunate that these victims have lost everything they once owned, but this is yet another great example that reaffirms that “nothing lasts forever.” I have used this famous quote since my early high school days and it seems like it has become more evident over the years, especially during trying times. So live life to the fullest and enjoy every second of it, because “nothing lasts forever.”
Now, I would like to apologize to our faithful readers who have managed to stay patient with us in between issues. BBM underwent several structural changes that will allow us to continue to move forward in a positive direction. The timing couldn’t be better to welcome everybody back to the pages of Canada’s premier basketball magazine with a content-packed issue #3.
Gracing the cover of BBM for the first time is the one-and-only Steve Nash. The 2004-2005 NBA MVP has been an integral part of the development of basketball in Canada for several years now. Steve has devoted his time, energy, knowledge and most of all, his experience, to our national team but more importantly, he has opened numerous doors for upcoming Canadian players. So it’s only fitting that he graces the cover to close out the phenomenal year he has had.
Also in time for the upcoming basketball season is our ‘05-06 NBA and CIS season previews. In an attempt to increase the profile of university basketball in Canada, we took the time to give you the lowdown on the Men’s and Women’s game across the country, from the contenders to the pretenders, we have you covered. In a demand to increase NBA content, we hooked up with one of the brightest stars in the game, Andre Iguodala, who just seems like the perfect sidekick for Iverson down in the city of brotherly love. Expect “Iggy” to surprise a lot people this year.
Random thought time: I will be taking a much needed break over the Christmas season. That’s right your man J. Silva is heading over to Germany, Portugal and down to Angola for some long overdue family visits, so stay tuned next issue for all the details. PS. Since it’s the holiday season, make sure you get your full year subscription, because we got hotness coming in ’06.
Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and all that good stuff.