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Joel Anthony
Joel Anthony
Position: -
Born: 08/09/82
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $23,377,987 ($26,297,069*)
Once Birch took the game of basketball more seriously, he got a contract with the Orlando Magic in 2017. Now, he’s using his newfound opportunity to give back to his local community and take after another fellow Montreal and NBA player who has held basketball camps in his home city, former Miami Heat star Joel Anthony. “Very big inspiration,” Birch said. “He’s my idol and I still look up to him.”
Olynyk and Joel Anthony, now 36, the most senior of the senior team players, are teammates again, hoping to find a way to restore Canada to some semblance of international basketball relevance. It’s something of a sport to obsess on the Canadian NBA veterans who don’t or haven’t made a serious commitment to the national team program, and it is a newsworthy endeavour to do so every time the team gets together. But Olynyk and Anthony, at different stages of their lives and careers, illustrate there are those who take Canada very seriously. And if the country is to be represented at the big international events again — those games at the 2010 worlds mark the last time Canada was anywhere — younger players need to draw inspiration from the model set by Olynyk and Anthony.