Is Canada’s basketball talent enough to send the men’s team to the Tokyo Olympics?

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    The Canadian men’s basketball team is gearing up for their shot to join the women’s team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

    Toronto Raptors’ Head Coach Nick Nurse is leading the team, which has a roster full of NBA stars.

    Experts say it’s the best Canadian men’s basketball team the country’s ever had.

    The Canadian women’s basketball team already has their ticket to the Summer Games, but questions linger whether the same will be seen for the men.

    But as Eric Sorensen reports, the team’s hoop dream could soon be a reality.

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