It's Remembrance Day, in this Year of the Veteran. A gentle reminder there.
From the annals this morning, Jim Byers looks at Raptor Eric Williams' clothing line of "Black League Basketball" apparel from the 1920s to '40s, complete with team logos and descriptive tags of players like Lenny (Three Fingers) Willis, "inventor of the no-look pass" -- except that basketball historians like Susan Rayl say the league, and perhaps even those players, never existed:
"Somebody might have put together a team like one of those for a night to play the Rens or a team in the NBL (National Basketball League). They'd get guys together and play for money and divide the profits. But an organized league? No."
And this one seems hard to believe, but in the spirit of Eric's clothing line we'll play along. The Knicks are rumoured to be interested in Jalen Rose. Doug Smith reports.
A little more than three months ago, he was in Toronto with Rangers FC for training camp. Now Alex McLeish is rumoured to be on his way out the door.