We’re here! We made it! After the 1,230 games that make up the NBA’s regular season, the 2014 NBA Playoffs tip off tomorrow and as legendary Sacramento Kings announcer Grant Napear likes to say, “If you don’t like that, you don’t like NBA basketball!” Only 16 teams remain in contention for this year’s championship. Tankapalooza is over and, in its… Read more →
It’s the playoffs, baby! With the regular season now behind us the boys preview all of the first round matchups and give their thoughts on who might advance to the second round and beyond.
After discussing Grizz’s recent retirement and toasting his impressive career, the boys are joined by Perth Wildcats big man Matty Knight to discuss the recent NBL Grand Final series, the controversies surrounding teammates James Ennis and Shawn Redhage and the secret to Perth’s success on and off the court.
I grew up in a mixed AFL family, in which all five of us supported different teams. Not long ago, I asked my brother whether he was going to follow in the footsteps of our parents and allow his eldest to choose his own team, or if the kid was going to be like so many others and have his… Read more →
Being a GM is not easy. There is a reason so many come and go each year in the Association. Joe Dumars is the latest casualty having resigned this week in Detroit after a horrific run since that 04 Championship. If you ask me, he got lucky that year and has been living on borrowed time ever since. Other GMs… Read more →
Joakim Noah is the best center in basketball. The numbers – season averages of 12.5 points, 11.2 boards, 5.3 dimes, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals – tell only part of the story. Noah has put the Bulls on his back since losing Rose and then Deng and has refused to allow the Windy City to fall into mediocrity. In fact,… Read more →
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost, ‘The Road Not Taken’) Coaching can be a fickle and horribly unpredictable job. In professional leagues around the world, fine basketball coaches can feel the axe swing more times then Henry VIII’s wives. The sackings and… Read more →
Who recovers better? With less than 48 hours passing between the end of Game 2 and the start of Game 3, and with some of that time including the travel from Adelaide to Perth, a lot will depend on which team is able to recover more effectively leading into the decider. Perth is 4-0 this season in games played after… Read more →
The recent decisions made by Basketball Australia regarding the Aussie Opals boggle my mind. This year, only months before the 2014 FIBA World Championships, the sport’s national governing body has implemented two key new policies that have essentially prevented two of our brightest female stars – Jenna O’Hea and Abby Bishop – from pulling on the Opals green and gold… Read more →
One man’s story about what he saw, heard, and felt at the Staples Center. You might be wondering – the strong-hearted among you, the unhinged, and slightly crazed – whether you could hack it in hell. Well, you know what? You could, especially if you dig Swaggy P and free tacos! For lovers of championship-level hoops, every 2014 Los Angeles… Read more →