Katie Heindl
Reconciling real life with basketball, or else the other way around.
Created 23 Jul 2019
  • Floor and ceiling
    20 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Stepping out onto the pool deck, I’m an amateur again. Not amateur as in I was ever a pro at this, but green at this pool, its regulars and their customs. Even the water, neat between four long, preci...
  • The Basketball Feelings Podcast, Episode 3: James Herbert
    16 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    I haven’t seen my friend James Herbert in person since, sheesh, must be January 2020? He was in Toronto for a visit and we sat together at some Raptors games that month and went out one night after on...
  • Blood and bluffing
    13 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 5 2
    Before my brother met us Dylan and I parked at the end of his street and walked down to the lake. The wind was up and the waves were wild, crashing in long cross-hatched swells of froth, sky overhead ...
  • Top of mind
    05 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 10 1
    It’s hard, for me, not to think of Kyle Lowry. For so long the man was a polestar — to Toronto, to my fandom, to the way I left and came back and related to the Raptors. To watch Lowry go from sullen ...
  • The Basketball Feelings podcast, Episode 2: Seerat Sohi
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    You know Seerat Sohi. You know her because you’ve read her cinematic writing — first at SB Nation, then Yahoo, now The Ringer — effused with scope and humour and the kind of smart that expects you to ...
  • Ball Don't Lie: NBA True Horror Stories — "Deep Fakes In Deep Space"
    31 Oct 2021 • 18 min read • 3 0
    Illustration by Griffen Eckstein The point of The Classical was...well it changed a lot, and I regularly went months without remembering it. But broadly I would say that the point was to provide a hom...
  • The Basketball Feelings podcast, Episode 1
    19 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 2
    I know I said the first episode of the BASKETBALL FEELINGS podcast was going to be for paid subscribers, but then I thought well, it would be nice for everyone to hear the story of how the basketballf...
  • The social contract of care
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 9 2
    October’s always this internal fight of wanting to be as close as possible to the people I love most and burrowing inside of myself for the month. I’m not sure I ever get the balance right. I pulled m...
  • Scaffolding around our best hopes
    09 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 7 3
    His smile goes in intervals, it never actually quits. He bangs into the media room, ducks his head at the doorframe out of habit, does a wide and shy pan of the room where his grin, like a bird puffed...
  • The ocean, maps
    02 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    What’s the opposite of disassociating? What’s associating, so intensely that you can feel the pulse and tenor and weight of every memory of a place hit and sink back into you? Run you flush with love ...
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