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Turnovers Continue to Trouble Boomers

Turnovers Continue to Trouble Boomers

Regardless of who is (or isn’t) in uniform, Lithuania in Lithuania is always a difficult task. Nonetheless, Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis will be concerned about his team’s ongoing sloppy play following last night’s 92-85 loss to FIBA’s fourth ranked nation. The loss came after the Boomers went down to Lithuania 80-68 in their first warm-up game early Thursday morning (Australian… Read more →

Isaac is Coming

Isaac is Coming

Ask any basketball fan who the face of New Zealand basketball is and they’ll quickly tell you it’s Steven Adams. But with the Oklahoma City centre once again unavailable for national duty, a fresh face is ready to step into the void. Isaac Fotu. With his versatile skillset, youthful exuberance and high-energy game, the 21-year-old Fotu potentially holds the key… Read more →

All-Time Top Ten NBA Performances by an Aussie

All-Time Top Ten NBA Performances by an Aussie

With Brock Motum edging towards sticking with the Utah Jazz, there could be a record eight Australians in the NBA for the 2015/16 season. That level of talent recognition would not have been possible if not for the numerous Australians who paved the way, both with 10-day contracts and long-term careers. With that in mind, we take a look at… Read more →

Steph Talbot Has It

Steph Talbot Has It

You know it when you see it in person. It’s the way a player moves across the floor.  The footwork.  The motor. It’s the ball whipping behind the back in transition or spinning off the hand towards the glass. That ankle-breaking crossover executed quickly in-the-moment. That accidental showmanship. Steph Talbot – Australia’s brightest young basketball star – has it in spades…. Read more →

When One MVP Just Isn't Enough

When One MVP Just Isn’t Enough

The forecast says mostly sunny but make no mistake, Rob Beveridge is making it rain right now in Illawarra. Recruited to lead the Hawks back to life after its recent near-death experience, the well-connected coach has wasted little time assembling a championship contending roster. First it was AJ Ogilvy. Then Kevin Lisch. And now, after bringing back last year’s Aussie core, Bevo’s locked… Read more →

Gaze at 50

Gaze at 50

Andrew Gaze turns 50 today and to celebrate we’re sharing some of our favourite sights and sounds from his stellar career. Olympian at 19 All Gazey ever wanted to do as a youngster was represent his country. He achieved this at 19. Just look at how ecstatic he was. Cover Boy The only Australian making Sports Illustrated covers during the 80s… Read more →

Young Bloods

Young Bloods

The pipeline has never been wider. In 2015, Australia sends more kids to college than ever before. Like all young ballers, our countrymen in the NCAA harbour NBA dreams, but the reality is that just 60 draft spots exist each season and few college graduates catch on as free agents. Most of our rising talent seeks work outside The Association. Over… Read more →

Sydney Kings Sign the Other Marcus Thornton

Sydney Kings Sign the Other Marcus Thornton

Woah, Nelly! In a major coup, the Sydney Kings have secured the services of NBA second round draft pick, Marcus Thornton, for the upcoming NBL season. No, not that Marcus Thornton. This Marcus Thornton, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of William & Mary, was selected 45th overall this year by the Boston Celtics after a stellar four-year collegiate career. Thornton… Read more →

Downtown Podcast: Luc Longley and Brad Newley

Downtown Podcast: Luc Longley and Brad Newley

Grizz & Tizz chat to Australian Boomers assistant coach Luc Longley and veteran swingman Brad Newley about the upcoming FIBA Oceania Championships against New Zealand. They boys also ask Longley and Newley about their memories of last year’s FIBA World Cup and what they’re expecting from the Tall Blacks next month. Click here to subscribe via iTunes. Click here to access the podcast via… Read more →

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