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    De Grasse and basketball game
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    http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/n...r-festivities/

    De Grasse should check with van Niekerk and see how his celebrity charity game went.
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    Dumb...an all ego move.
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    if I were a shoe sponsor, I'd have a codicil in contracts about what happens if you get hurt laying other sports (particularly basketball)
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    I'd rather see him in the dunk contest. I remember Conley and Powell were great dunkers and were in various contests.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    Dumb...an all ego move.
    He and/or his agent might see this not as an ego move but as a good way of promoting his personal brand.
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    At least this is in the off-year between world championship years. Bolt played in the NBA celebrity game in 2013!
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    I'm surprised they invited him at all, that he, without a global championship or a US passport, has celebrity outside track & field and Canada.
    (not because he wouldn't deserve any, just because of the lack of popularity of our sport)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDelano View Post
    I'm surprised they invited him at all, that he, without a global championship or a US passport, has celebrity outside track & field and Canada.
    (not because he wouldn't deserve any, just because of the lack of popularity of our sport)
    Maybe his agent pushed for it; they didn't necessarily invite him of their own accord. And the NBA has a global audience, possibly with more TV viewers outside the US than inside. De Grasse is well known outside Canada in countries where track & field is popular.
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    Bolt's "dunk" in the 2013 celebrity game:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUHzgJxexcM
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    The NBA celebrity game is fairly low intensity, a bit a jumping and jogging the court. I think its pretty unlikely anyone would get hurt, I watched it one year and I'm sure its much lower intensity than a celebrity rugby game would be
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