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Starting Five: Who Wins the West?

Starting Five: Who Wins the West?

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of experts, which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria, takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. We’ve reached the halfway point of the season, so it’s time to go into prediction mode… Last week, the Starting Five cast their eyes over the Eastern Conference and were tasked with picking an eventual winner. This time, they have… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 16

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: #NBL15 Round 16

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria break down all the action from Round 16 of the 2014/15 NBL season. The boys also chat to the new Chairman of the NBL Board, Graeme Wade, about the league’s expansion plans, the progress of the league’s broadcast negotiations and the future of the Townsville Crocodiles. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, The Truth… Read more →

All in the Game: EuroLeague

All in the Game: EuroLeague

Jenna O’Hea is a two-time WNBL champion and current member of the Seattle Storm in the WNBA. She played for the Opals in the 2010 World Championships and 2012 Olympics.  This year, Jenna has taken her game to the EuroLeague for the WNBA off-season where she is currently averaging 8.3pts, 3.3reb and 2.3ast in 28min per game for French team… Read more →

Aussie Mid-Season NBA Report Cards

Aussie Mid-Season NBA Report Cards

With the All Star break fast approaching, it’s about time we checked back in with our seven NBA Australians to see how they’re getting along. Consider this their mid-year report cards; graded on their performances as compared to our pre-season expectations. So… how did your favorite Aussie fare?   Joe Ingles: A+ His late departure from the Los Angeles Clippers… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 14

Music of the Traffic – Week 14

   Ka-Kaw! Ka-Kaw! The doubters are fading while the believers have been out in full force singing the praises of the Eastern Conference’s best team. Mike Budenholzer’s Atlanta Hawks are the hottest team in the NBA right now. They’ve now won a franchise best 15 straight games dating back to December 27 and 20 of their past 21 games if… Read more →

King Conk Lives

King Conk Lives

For every NBA draft crystalized in HD on ESPN, with players dressing like The Bachelor, and commentators remembering their favourite David Kahn moments, there’s a static Gamecast presentation of a different basketball draft. To be clear, we’re talking about the NBA D-League Draft night. Although it’s not so much a ‘night’, rather a marathon of staring into a laptop yearning… Read more →

Q&A: Dean Vickerman on the Breakers, Ced Jackson and Learning from the Greats

Q&A: Dean Vickerman on the Breakers, Ced Jackson and Learning from the Greats

Dean Vickerman, head coach of the New Zealand Breakers, is about as level-headed a guy as you’re ever likely to meet.  It’s surprising.  After all, through all the ups, downs, frustrations and jubilations of coaching pro hoops, staying level-headed ain’t an easy thing to do.  What is easy, is getting caught up in the ebb and flow of emotion –… Read more →

Starting Five: Who Wins the East?

Starting Five: Who Wins the East?

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of experts, which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria, takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. We’ve reached the halfway point of the season, so the Starting Five decided to go into prediction mode… As things stand right now, who wins the Eastern Conference?   Liam Santamaria: Atlanta Hawks With an outstanding 33-8 record the #Hotlanta… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Execution

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Execution

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss LeBron’s return to the Cavs, the struggling Chicago Bulls, OKC’s execution and the excitement of seeing four Australians sharing an NBA floor for the first time in history. They also break down the remarkable shooting form of Atlanta Hawk shooting guard Kyle Korver and discuss whether the Portland Trail Blazers are contending or pretending…. Read more →

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