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Thank You, Steve Nash

Thank You, Steve Nash

Thank you, Steve Nash. Thanks for choosing basketball over soccer. Thanks for beating Arizona. Thanks for creating your own moves. Thanks for keeping your dribble alive and coming out the other side. Thanks for passing it through Bynum’s legs.  And Hollins’ and Cunningham’s and Boozer’s. Thanks for making the Suns so fun to watch. Thanks for losing (and winning) graciously…. Read more →

Who is the Real MVP? The Race by Advanced Metrics

Who is the Real MVP? The Race by Advanced Metrics

When Kevin Durant made his famous MVP acceptance speech last year and called his Mother the “Real MVP”, it was a heartfelt moment that served to recognise the sacrifices made to get KD to where he was. There was no question based on the numbers that Durant was the deserving recipient last year. He dominated offensively, leading the league in… Read more →

Starting Five: Sixth Man of the Year Candidates

Starting Five: Sixth Man of the Year Candidates

Each week NBA Australia‘s stable of experts – which includes Downtown’s Liam Santamaria and Michael Collins - takes a close look at the big issues in the NBA. As we get to the pointy end of the regular season, the Starting Five assess some of the candidates for the Sixth Man of the Year Award.   Liam Santamaria: Isaiah Thomas Despite playing for… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Steve Nash Appreciation Society

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: Steve Nash Appreciation Society

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria chat with former Dallas Maverick Chris Anstey about his former teammate and good friend Steve Nash. The boys also discuss the play of the San Antonio Spurs, Atanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks as the season edges closer towards the playoffs. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, #DearGandT, the Truth… Read more →

Utah vs Orlando: Who Has the Brighter Future?

Utah vs Orlando: Who Has the Brighter Future?

When critics look at a rebuilding team’s young core, they tend to spear straight towards the superstar question: Is there a transcendent, megastar talent on the roster? History suggests that you can’t really expect to rise from the lottery slums without a superstar taking the reigns. This appears true in almost every rags to riches story in the NBA. But… Read more →

Music of the Traffic – Week 22

Music of the Traffic – Week 22

While the attention of most fans has turned to the NCAA Tournament this week, there’s a different type of March Madness happening right now: Fantasy Playoffs. Playoff time is when you look for some unexpected production from your bench guys, but mostly for your studs to step up their game and carry your squad. One former stud that no-one expected… Read more →

Santamaria vs Ward III: NBL Off-Court Dramas

Santamaria vs Ward III: NBL Off-Court Dramas

The NBL’s latest round of off-court dramas serves as the topic for another interesting email exchange between Liam Santamaria and Roy Ward.   SANTAMARIA: What a wild few weeks it’s been for the NBL, Roy Boy. It began with MVPgate, accelerated with Wollongong bringing in the administrators, gathered speed with the Breakers winning their fourth title in five years (did anybody… Read more →

Starting Five: Most Improved Player Candidates

Starting Five: Most Improved Player Candidates

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. As we get to the pointy end of the regular season, the Starting Five assess some of the candidates for the Most Improved Player award.   Liam Santamaria: Rudy Gobert There is certainly no shortage of candidates for… Read more →

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Mad March to the Playoffs

Grizz & Tizz From Way Downtown Podcast: NBA Mad March to the Playoffs

Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and the suddenly unstoppable Utah Jazz. The boys also discuss the candidates for the Most Improved Player Award and what is wrong with the Detroit Pistons. All that plus BT in the Box, Studs & Duds, #DearGandT, the Truth Hurts and much, much more. Click here to subscribe via iTunes…. Read more →

Downtown / District 5ive Street Wear

Downtown / District 5ive Street Wear

In an exciting new collaboration, we’ve teamed with District 5ive to bring you a sweet new line of T-Shirts. In their own words, “District 5ive is an independent Street Wear Label that takes us back to the 80’s and 90’s… When Starter was on every head in the street, when everybody was rocking double denim or matching tracksuits. We are the perfect combination… Read more →

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