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The passion for global basketball development was born early in Jama Mahlalela, a now ex-Raptor clinician and assistant who finds himself helping increase the sport's share of a burgeoning Asian market.
The 29-year-old Mahlalela, Swaziland-born and Toronto-raised, has left the Raptors after almost a decade to become the director of basketball operations for NBA Asia, continuing a career arc he's been building for much of his life.
It's a job he cemented by dipping into his own pocket to work at the NBA Cares week-long clinic in Africa last summer.
"I wanted to volunteer, I wanted to do it," said Mahlalela, a former Toronto high school standout at Oakwood Collegiate. "It's so important and so special. I spent the week and at the end of the weekend, I think ... they said, `we love your energy, we love your excitement, the passion for the game – do you want to be involved?'"
From there, it was just a short step to landing the NBA Asia job based in Hong Kong, where he'll be in charge of leading clinics, running programs for young kids across Asia and elite-level development. He'll also work on helping the other side of the operation get up and running. He started last week.


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Q: Hey Doug. So I see that David Stern feels the NBA will lose $400 million this year. Obviously that has to be taken with a grain of salt given the labour negotiations, but any idea how the Raptors are doing financially? Are they making money? I appreciate it is difficult to sort that out in the byzantine structure that is MSEL but any comments would be appreciated.
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A: Aside from where the bodies are buried, the financial health of Maple Leaf Sports is the most closely-guarded secret down there. They don’t have divulge so they don’t.
If I had to guess, knowing that they reap about $37 million (US) in TV money every year, sell an average of about 18,000 tickets a game, get money from the tax-paying teams and have a payroll of just under $70 million (US), I’m thinking they are turning a profit.
How much? Only the board and whatever creative accounting people they employ know for sure.







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SUNshine Girl Angela is a girl after our own heart. Her goal in life is to make a good lasagna. Plus she likes camping! What this 19-year-old looks for in a mate is a barbecue. She has a dog too, and three cats. Oh, and a boyfriend.


RF Girl of the Day - Miri Hanai

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I prefer this picture of Miri Hanai.

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, the SSG girl looks older then 19, no?
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tube steak smothered in boxer shorts.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:23 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Waaaayyyyy too early for that.

Actually, it's never late enough for that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thumbs up to the SSG.

Talent is getting better... even if the photograher isn't... lol.
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SSG looks a little broad in the shoulders, but love the Raptor girl again. Asian girls are hot.
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SSG looks a little broad in the shoulders, but love the Raptor girl again. Asian girls are hot.
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SSG....very mehhhhh. She loooks nowhere near 19.


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RFG looks a little broad below the shoulders. I'd hate to always be worried about her toppling forward.
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I prefer this picture of Miri Hanai.

Hey jeff, how come you like Janet Jackson so much even though shes not asian?
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Hey jeff, how come you like Janet Jackson so much even though shes not asian?
Because i've been a fan of hers for 20+yrs and imo there wasn't anyone hotter for a good 10-12yrs. She's older now obviously, but that woman was hot, and still is imo at times. She was so hot in the 90's that she had Deniro chasing her, saying she was the hottest woman.

Plus, who says i only like asians?
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