Louis Zatzman

Louis spends most of his time watching basketball and writes about it when the lightning strikes. He's a freelancer based in Toronto who has also written for Vice, The Athletic, Raptors Republic and other publications.

Latest from Louis Zatzman

Edmonton-born Jordan Baker, CEBL's Stingers a match made in basketball heaven

Jordan Baker began his pro basketball career abroad, but the founding of the Canadian Elite Basketball League in 2019 represented the chance for him to come home.

Moment of pain has become point of purpose for Paralympian Marissa Papaconstantinou

Marissa Papaconstantinou didn't know it at the time, but when she finished a race with a torn hamstring, it represented a physical embodiment of the spirit that defines the Paralympics. The crowd roared as her competitors helped her across the finish line. The moment has since served as an inspiration for many.

Creativity has been key as Canadian Paralympic Committee faces challenge of qualifying

Tournaments and classification events around the world have been cancelled, leaving the CPC and National Sport Organizations scrambling to qualify athletes while trying to ensure their safety.

Passion for competition has Paralympic champ Richard Peter changing courts

The restrictions of the pandemic played a part in denying Richard Peter another shot at a Paralympic medal, but for someone who has always played for the love of sport, the discovery of a new athletic passion has been almost as much of a win.

10 reasons to watch the CEBL Summer Series

The Canadian Elite Basketball League will become the country's first league to resume play Saturday. In place of a traditional season will be a month-long tournament staged in St. Catharines, Ont.

Despite overwhelming 3-on-3 success, Canadian women will not be in the Olympics

Canadian women have dominated the new Olympic sport of 3x3 basketball this year. But it's not enough to earn them a spot at the Tokyo Games.

Raptors rookie Terence Davis, veteran Fred VanVleet share kinship of betting on themselves

When Terence Davis was passed over in the NBA draft this June, he looked to the path of Raptors guard Fred VanVleet as the road to take.

Raptors' minor-league team has paid big dividends in championship pursuit

The Raptors 905, the team's G League franchise, has been Toronto's ace in the hole when it comes to helping grow late draft picks into playoff performers.