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To Win or Not To Win

To Win or Not To Win

To win or not to win, that is the question. After bouncing back from a Day 1 loss to Slovenia with an emphatic victory over Korea, Andrej Lemanis and the Aussie Boomers coaching staff are now faced with a very, very difficult decision.   It’s a decision that involves the tricky Team USA Two-Step; the inevitable jockeying for group-stage position that… Read more →

NBA All-Time Bracket: East Semi Finals

NBA All-Time Bracket: East Semi Finals

If you could select any player from any era to construct a starting five for each NBA franchise, which team would win it all? Downtown’s Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Roy Ward snake-drafted 16 NBA franchises, divided them into two brackets (East and West) and randomly assigned their Conference seedings.   Five starters were chosen along with one extra (either a… Read more →

The Legacy of El Contusione and His Band of Brothers

The Legacy of El Contusione and His Band of Brothers

Basketball books are typically about a superstar.  You see, the superstar is far more exhilarating to read about than the journeyman towel-waver at the end of the bench. Who smashed the stereotypes that throttled the sport for decades? How did Michael Jordan transcend the game? Who’s on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore? Rightly or wrongly, these are the questions we care… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Nick Marvin

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Nick Marvin

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Episode 46 is now available for download on iTunes. Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria are joined by Perth Wildcats CEO/Managing Director and NBL Chairman Nick Marvin. The boys chat with Marvin about the success of the Perth Wildcats both on and off the court, the strategy of targeting second-round NBA Draft picks as imports and the state of the NBL… Read more →

FIBA World Cup Players to Watch: Groups C & D

FIBA World Cup Players to Watch: Groups C & D

The FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain will bring together some of the best players in the world over the coming weeks. 288 players wearing 24 different national jerseys will have the honour of representing their country on the world stage. Some of the competing nations’ biggest stars will be missing with names such as James, Bryant, Durant, Bogut, Mills,… Read more →

FIBA World Cup Players to Watch: Groups A & B

FIBA World Cup Players to Watch: Groups A & B

The FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain will bring together some of the best players in the world over the coming weeks. 288 players wearing 24 different national jerseys will have the honour of representing their country on the world stage. Some of the competing nations’ biggest stars will be missing with names such as James, Bryant, Durant, Bogut, Mills,… Read more →

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief

How the New Orleans Pelicans can ensure they keep Anthony Davis.  For anyone who watched the USA vs. Brazil exhibition game last weekend, one thing was abundantly clear – Anthony Davis has arrived. After an impressive sophomore season that saw him make his first All-Star team and lead the league in blocks, Davis is now poised for super-stardom. He entered… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Chris Anstey

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Chris Anstey

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Episode 45 is now available for download on iTunes. Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria are joined by Melbourne United Head Coach Chris Anstey. The boys chat with Anstey about the new Melbourne United brand, the club’s recent signings, what fans will see from import guard Stephen Dennis and the challenge of managing high expectations. Anstey also speaks about winning the… Read more →

Clint Steindl and the P Word

Clint Steindl and the P Word

There are a number of players who are not particularly strong in one area. They are often a jack-of-all-trades, fringe types or graduates of the class of the pretty good. On the other hand, there are those few who boast a distinct skill that ultimately elevates them above their peers, particularly here in the NBL. Clint Steindl is one of… Read more →