Did you know basketball was invented by a Canadian? It’s true — that James Naismith fella was a Canuck. As such, we’re taking the day off to celebrate the birth of Canada, which technically is celebrated on July 1 but gets carried over to today because of the weekend.
So don’t expect much on this lovely Monday, but come back tomorrow for a free agency episode of The Fix before we celebrate the birth of another North American country. I’m sure Malcolm Gladwell has an explanation for why so many nations were born in the first week of July, but I haven’t heard it. Something with heat madness, I’m guessing.
In the meantime, enjoy the season’s last installment of The Overdose and be safe out there. Seatbelts.