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Phil Dixon Toronto’s Original Basketball Prodigy

The words phenom and prodigy should always be used carefully and with caution. Labeling a player a prodigy or phenom comes with all sorts of expectations and failure to live-up to those expectations sometimes leads to negative backlash.

Thus is no the case for Toronto’s Phil Dixon!

Before there was Andrew Wiggins there was Phil Dixon! A once in a generation player that was primed for greatness and a potential NBA career.

Unfortunately for Dixon a terrible leg injury cut his career short ending his dreams of ever dribbling his way on to a NBA basketball court.  he video is part of Sports Chek’s new #MyNorth campaign which coincides with the start of  the Toronto Raptors 20th anniversary season. The campaign, aims to unite nine of Toronto’s neighbourhoods – Brampton, Markham, Vaughan, North York, York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Scarboroughand Toronto – by spotlighting and sharing authentic stories and court culture under the banner.

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