I am extremely excited to welcome you to “Canada’s Basketball Magazine!” It is with great honor, joy, sacrifice and belief of many talented people, creatives and ambitious minds that have made all of this possible.
Before we kick off this “New Era” of Canadian basketball, it is important to pay my respects to my beloved family for standing behind me through the years and for being the vindictive driving force which helped my team and I put forth our vision for the new BasketballBuzz brand and publication.
A vision that began in the late 90’s after traveling across this amazing and massive country has led me into an unbelievable journey to give Canada its first true basketball publication.
Over the long ride, we have seen and heard the naysayers, youngins in game and major media publications take a stab at our values, our methodology and thought process, without knowing the story or understanding that our team has always been about the integrity of the game, and will always be “In Support of Canadian Basketball.”
On the cover of Issue #1 we have Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph, and Andrew Nicholson – three gentlemen who represent our vision, values and a shift into a new era for the sport in this country. The rest of this issue is packed with exclusive features that represent the past, the current and future of Canadian Basketball.
On behalf of the BasketballBuzz team we hope you enjoy our packed inaugural collectors issue and look forward to your feedback on both our new brand identity and “Canada’s Basketball Magazine.”
Edilson J. Silva