Avery is a standup comedian and writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He first turned to writing after losing his jump shot in a tragic accident involving not playing basketball for six straight summers. His op-ed pieces about the NBA's most polarizing figures have been a reliable source of sighs, scoffs and subtweets. Avery has a passion for character issues, ill-advised fadeaways, throwback jerseys and any basketball player who keeps his chains on during pregame shoot-around.
On November 8th, The United States of America votes to elect a new president. Regardless of who you hope wins, soon after the election we will have to reckon with the fact that this freshly chosen POTUS will not go the extra mile to do the important things: like catch the Warriors game, or double check their fantasy lineup. He or she won't care about the impending trade deadline or Player Efficiency Ratings of bench warmers coming into Free Agency next summer--and that's going to make basketball a little less fun for all of us.