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Ranking the NBL’s Offseason Developments

Ranking the NBL’s Offseason Developments

The NBL has changed considerably since the end of the 2015-16 season, enough that the China talk, the Mitchell & Ness agreement and Cedric Jackson’s move to Melbourne United aren’t among the biggest things that’ve happened. They were kept out of the six most noteworthy developments of the offseason by the following: 6. Cameron Bairstow joined the Brisbane Bullets Despite… Read more →

Dunktrospective: Clippers & Nuggets

Dunktrospective: Clippers & Nuggets

We teamed with Oakley & Allen to present some of the better (and rarer) dunks in Clipper and Nugget history. Dunktrospective: Clippers Edition Dunktrospective: Nuggets Edition Hopefully we can do the same for other franchises in the future.

Why the Wolves Could End Their Playoff Drought in 2017

Why the Wolves Could End Their Playoff Drought in 2017

For the first time in what feels like forever, there is a lot of hype surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves, and with good reason. With an emerging core of young studs and a new suit patrolling the sidelines, the Wolves’ future is bright. But for a franchise that hasn’t experienced the playoffs in over a decade, the question becomes how soon… Read more →

The Fun and Unusual Roster of the Adelaide 36ers

The Fun and Unusual Roster of the Adelaide 36ers

Embed from Getty Images Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is a fan of Third Eye Blind’s “Motorcycle Drive By.” He told everyone about it in The Players’ Tribune.  The Derek Jeter-founded website is full of first-person disclosures like that from athletes. In late June, one of them came from Terrance Ferguson. The 2017 NBA draft prospect announced in an article… Read more →

First-Ever Medal at Stake for Boomers Against Spain

First-Ever Medal at Stake for Boomers Against Spain

A nation awoke as one on Saturday morning hoping to witness the Boomers make history. Within minutes, it became evident that instead we were witnessing a team being taken totally out of its game by an opponent that had clearly done its homework and scouted us, an opponent that would this time match our physicality and defensive intensity, an opponent… Read more →

Serbia and Shot at History Await Boomers in Semis

Serbia and Shot at History Await Boomers in Semis

Let’s start by thanking Matthew Dellavedova for reducing the collective blood pressure of Australian basketball fans inside the first 68 seconds of the quarter-final by connecting on his first two shots, both triples. The Boomers extracted revenge on Lithuania for the bronze medal game defeats we suffered in 1996 and 2000; and they did so in spectacular fashion with an… Read more →

Boomers Look to Wrap up Group Stage with Win over Venezuela

Boomers Look to Wrap up Group Stage with Win over Venezuela

The Boomers’ resiliency this tournament has been nothing short of impressive. After suffering a disappointing loss to the U.S., you could have forgiven them for being slightly disinterested against China. It was a game Australia was expected to win easily and one they’d play without starting centre Andrew Bogut, who was being “managed” (a.k.a. rested) through some knee discomfort. “No… Read more →

Boomers Look to Roll Over China

Boomers Look to Roll Over China

It was the game that stopped a nation, as all eyes in Australia were fixated on a sparkling performance giving testament to just how far Australian basketball has come. The Boomers went toe-to-toe with Team USA, and if not for an all-world shooting night from Carmelo Anthony, might have just pulled out the win. Afterwards, there were mixed feelings. The… Read more →

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