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Mullin’ it Over

Mullin’ it Over

I doubt there’s anyone besides Vivek Ranadive and Pete D’Alessandro who was not surprised when news broke of Mike Malone’s firing earlier this week. Just three weeks ago, I wrote about the resurgence of the Kings and their fan base finally having a positive outlook for the first time in over a decade. Forget that.  The resurgence suddenly seems like… Read more →

Car Trouble: Just How Bad are the Detroit Pistons?

Car Trouble: Just How Bad are the Detroit Pistons?

For a moment it seemed like the skies were clearing in Detroit. The Lions finally flipped the bird to hothead Jim Schwartz, Eminem was back to singling out women and the Pistons nabbed Stan Van Gundy as its Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations. Van Gundy’s arrival was, in particular, the most holy signature in Detroit sports. He was… Read more →

Starting Five: Potential First-Time All-Stars

Starting Five: Potential First-Time All-Stars

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of NBA experts, which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria and Tommy Greer, takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. With the All-Star ballot officially open, the Starting Five make the case for potential first-time All-Stars.   Liam Santamaria: Jimmy Butler By turning down Chicago’s four-year, $40 million extension offer, Jimmy Butler wagered heavily on his own ability… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 10

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 10

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria break down all the action from Round 10 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to star Sydney import Josh Childress about the Kings’ topsy-turvy form, why he decided to play in Australia and whether or not Sydney are genuine title contenders. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, #DearGandT and much, much… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: You're Fired!

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: You’re Fired!

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss Kobe Bryant’s achievement in passing Michael Jordan in the all-time scorers list and the shocking firing of Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Malone. The boys also look at the early pacesetters in the NBA’s end-of-season awards, possible Lace Stephenson trade partners, the streaking Golden State Warriors and the slumping Phoenix Suns. All that plus BT in the… Read more →

NBA Quarterly Awards

NBA Quarterly Awards

We have recently passed the quarter mark of the regular season and, as we head towards Christmas, there’s no better time than the present to highlight the early pacesetters for the NBA’s end-of-season awards. Unlike the Oscars, early-season performances do matter when it comes to NBA awards.  Sure, there’s plenty of water to pass under the bridge between now and… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 8

Music of the Traffic – Week 8

Are the Lakers too soft to win games? That’s what Kobe Bryant said during practice on Thursday, his first this month. “You m—–f—— are soft like Charmin in this m—–f—–. God damn, is this the type of s— that’s going on in these practices? Now I see why we’ve lost 20 f—ing games. We’re soft like Charmin. We’re soft like… Read more →

Mid-Season All-NBL Teams

Mid-Season All-NBL Teams

We’re currently in the midst of Round 10 of the 2014/15 NBL season – the official halfway point of the league’s regular season schedule.  The Adelaide 36ers have broken their 7-game losing streak, New Zealand and Cairns are back on top of the table and the Sydney Kings have begun negotiations with Josh Childress on a new 14-year deal. This… Read more →

There's Only One Ball

There’s Only One Ball

The Phoenix Suns are a three-headed snake entangled in the playoff mix. Over the offseason, the Suns upgraded their bench while styling continuity, a renewed NBA buzzword, and Alex Len hasn’t been a disaster! So then, what’s the Suns’ problem?  Well, there’s only one ball and three point guards. And with Isaiah Thomas set to return to the Phoenix Suns… Read more →

Bring Me the Head of Lance Stephenson

Bring Me the Head of Lance Stephenson

There is a low-budget film currently in post-production called “Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen” which has the synopsis “One man’s journey to figure out what the hell makes Lance….. Lance!” Change that last name from Henriksen to Stephenson and you might have the exact synopsis for how Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford is feeling right now. The… Read more →

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