by Ryne Nelson

So close yet so far. You hear the platitude all the time, but in Chris O’Leary’s case, there’s some real meaning behind it. The NBA came to Edmonton, Alberta (a diehard hockey city; not a potentially strong basketball market) last week for the first time since 1999, and he didn’t miss a second. In this episode, we discuss what it’s like to no longer be watching from afar.