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The NBL’s Place to Be Seen

The NBL’s Place to Be Seen

The inaugural NBL Combine continued today at the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne. A photo posted by The NBL (@nbl) on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:38am PDT If a combine for NBL hopefuls ever becomes a regular, successful thing, then the event that took place on Monday and Tuesday will be worth remembering. About 57 players gathered at the State… Read more →

Downtown’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft 3.0

Downtown’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft 3.0

If the NBA Finals left you wanting more, you’re not alone. It might take a while to come down from the high we got from that epic Game 7. For the third straight year, an Australian has walked away with a ring, giving us reason to be proud and Delly an excuse to celebrate. It’s also fuelled the debate on… Read more →

NBA Draft Series: Kris Dunn

NBA Draft Series: Kris Dunn

In this series, Tom Hersz profiles projected lottery picks ahead of the NBA draft on June 23 (US time).  The series continues today with an in-depth look at Kris Dunn of Providence. “One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.” – Albert Schweitzer (philosopher, theologian) Tales of childhood hardship are common amongst professional athletes. From… Read more →

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 48 minutes of vintage LeBron James away from pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Down 3-1 against the defending champions – a historically great team – these Finals were in the refrigerator. The door was closed, the lights were out, the eggs were cooling, the butter was getting hard and the Jell-O… Read more →

NBA Draft Series: Brandon Ingram

NBA Draft Series: Brandon Ingram

In this series, Tom Hersz profiles projected lottery picks ahead of the NBA draft on June 23 (US time).  The series continues today with an in-depth look at Duke’s Brandon Ingram. As the ESPN broadcast team will tell you, it’s a “make-or-miss league.” Shot-making may be one of the most valuable skills that scouts and executives look for when assessing NBA prospects… Read more →

NBA Draft Series: Buddy Hield

NBA Draft Series: Buddy Hield

In this series, Tom Hersz profiles each of the top projected lottery picks ahead of the NBA draft on June 23 (US time).  The series commences today with an in-depth look at Buddy Hield from the University of Oklahoma. Upside may be the most difficult thing to measure, but also one of the most important factors in scouting basketball prospects today. Having… Read more →

Downtown’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

Downtown’s 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption (1994) In just two weeks, the fan bases of most NBA franchises will have new hope. Hope that their fortunes have changed. Hope that they’ll become or remain relevant. Hope that the kid they just drafted will become… Read more →

Golden State Cavaliers

Golden State Cavaliers

Editor’s Note: To acknowledge the impending Golden State-Cleveland NBA Finals rematch, we’re reposting Paul Vido’s presentation of players who’ve competed for both teams. This article was first published on June 13, 2015, before Anderson Varejao and Richard Jefferson became members of the club.  Are you an NBA fan whose beloved squad didn’t make the Finals? Unsure as to whether Cleveland or… Read more →

The Stomp: An Oral History of Julius Hodge’s Infamous Return to Adelaide

The Stomp: An Oral History of Julius Hodge’s Infamous Return to Adelaide

Embed from Getty Images  Adelaide 36ers fans have long been raised on a steady diet of postseason success and superstar imports. Following the conclusion of the 2006-07 season, they had neither. The Sixers missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade and bid farewell to beloved American shooting guard Willie Farley. When the club reluctantly pulled the plug… Read more →

Ads Featuring NBL Players: An Incomplete History

Ads Featuring NBL Players: An Incomplete History

When Daniel Kickert appeared in a Chemist Warehouse advertisement released in February, he continued a rich tradition of NBL players featuring in commercials. Never mind that the ad became outdated within two months when Kickert joined the Brisbane Bullets—it was nevertheless an addition to the catalogue of commercials with NBL player involvement. And in recent years, additions have been rare…. Read more →

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