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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

It’s probably fair to say that Kemba Walker will remember this week for the rest of his days. Tuesday 28th October 2014: On Tuesday evening (USA EDT) Walker took a call from his agent and agreed to a new four-year, $48 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets. Wednesday 29th October 2014: After a sleepless night, Walker delivered a vocal… Read more →

Turn the Music Down

Turn the Music Down

As I sat in the stands at the State Basketball Centre and took in a high quality WNBL clash between Bendigo Spirit and Melbourne Boomers on Sunday – something struck me. I could hear my own thoughts, mostly because there wasn’t music booming while the game was on. Compared to the blaring volume and questionable taste of the MC’s for… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 3

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 3

Liam Santamaria, Brett Thomas and special guest Damon Lowery break down all the action from Round 3 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys discuss the incident involving Sydney Kings import Josh Childress and Perth reserve Jesse Wagstaff and chat to Wildcats captain Damian Martin following his outstanding Round 3 performance. All that plus Studs & Duds, Things Cheerleaders Say, #DearGandT,… Read more →

Five Bold Predictions for the 2014/15 NBA Season

Five Bold Predictions for the 2014/15 NBA Season

With the 2014/15 season tipping off this week, what better time than the present to throw some bold predictions into the swirling NBA wind?   Blake Griffin will be league MVP (and the Clippers will top the West)At just 25, Griffin was third in MVP voting last season behind Kevin Durant and LeBron James.  This year, with KD sidelined and… Read more →

Battle Royale

Battle Royale

As NBA GMs finalise their 15 man rosters and Head Coaches tweak their offensive and defensive schemes, there are still a few things to be figured out amongst certain teams. As is the case every year following personnel changes, competition for starting roles and playing time remains, even as the preseason concludes. For certain players, the battle will only intensify… Read more →

10 NBA Preseason Observations

10 NBA Preseason Observations

Since the NBA Finals ended back in June, many of us have been starving for NBA action. Sure we got a glimpse of the incoming rookies and development players during Summer League. We were entertained by Team USA and some of the top international names during the FIBA World Cup. However, neither really filled that void so the preseason was… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 2

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 2

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Episode 57, #NBL15 Round 2, is now available for download on iTunes. Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria break down all the action from Round 2 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to exciting young Sydney Kings import Kendrick Perry about settling into life in the Harbour City. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, Things… Read more →

Super 8: What to Expect from our NBA Aussies

Super 8: What to Expect from our NBA Aussies

With an unprecedented eight Australians embarking on NBA campaigns this season, what exactly should we be expecting out of each of our local heroes? Consider this your preseason cheat sheet on all things Australian in the NBA; an outline of exactly what you should be looking for from our ‘Super 8’. Joe Ingles I am catching up with Ingles in… Read more →

NBA Fantasy Draft Strategies

NBA Fantasy Draft Strategies

When someone becomes a contestant on a reality TV show like Survivor, The Apprentice, Big Brother or even The Block, they usually don’t go in without first carefully planning how they will approach the game. When a professional sports franchise prepares for a new season, the front office and coaching staff will spend countless hours planning, tweaking, brainstorming schemes, styles… Read more →

Roy Ward's #WNBL15 Introductions

Roy Ward’s #WNBL15 Introductions

The 2014/15 WNBL season is here and as always there has been plenty of player movement to discuss. Downtown’s Roy Ward looks over the new additions to each of the eight rosters. New to the league: Kelly Faris comes to the WNBL with exceptional pedigree playing for Team USA women’s coach Geno Auriemma at University of Connecticut then in the WNBA… Read more →

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