How Jamal Murray ended up in ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Rosebud motel
26th September 2020

The Canadian television sitcom “Schitt’s Creek” swept the Emmy Awards last Sunday, becoming the first show ever to win all four acting awards and Outstanding Comedy Series in the same year.

Meanwhile, a former resident of the famed Rosebud Motel around which the popular series revolves was playing Sunday in the Western Conference Finals.

Denver Nuggets breakout bubble star and native Canadian Jamal Murray lived in the famed motel in Hockley Valley, Ontario for two years, according to the Toronto Star.

Schitt’s Creek stars Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, his son Dan Levy and Annie Murphy snared Emmys for the portrayal of the down-on-their-luck Rose family in Season Six of the Pop TV series, which rose to popularity in the U.S. via Netflix.

Jesse Tipping, who serves as the president of the Athlete Institute Basketball Academy and Orangeville Prep, bought the motel in 2011 to house recruits for his basketball program in 2011.

Murray and Kyle Alexander, who is on a two-way contract with the Miami Heat and appeared in one game for them in the bubble in August, both lived in the motel while a part of Tipping’s academy.

Murray later attended Kentucky for one year before being drafted No. 7 overall by the Nuggets in 2016. Alexander, a 6-11 forward, went undrafted after playing four seasons at Tennessee.

Murray has averaged 26.9 points and 6.6 assists in the playoffs in the Orlando bubble to lead the Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals, where they trailed the Los Angeles Lakers, 3-1, entering Saturday’s Game 5.

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