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.

Comments (4)

  1. You know we Americans have to work today, right? You guys not posting anything today is going to make our work day feel even longer, so thanks for that..

  2. Quit making up holidays. If you don’t want to work, just say so.

  3. Invented by a Canadian but made in the USA. He invented American Football helmet too. Horary for Canada!!!

  4. Bit of a dick-tease, this. But hey, y’all enjoy your break up north.

    You know, I remember watching Jamal Magloire’s only All Star appearance and he was arguably the best or second best player that game. He was a realistic game MVP. Cray.

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