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Corey Webster: Down by the Bayou

Corey Webster: Down by the Bayou

New Zealand Breakers star Corey Webster will be flying to the U.S. today for a tryout with the New Orleans Pelicans and a legitimate shot not only at a training camp invitation, but at a roster spot for the upcoming NBA Season. Webster has had interest from several NBA teams after his excellent showing at the recent FIBA Oceania Championships, but… Read more →

Kenyon McNeail: Big City Life

Kenyon McNeail: Big City Life

People often tell recently signed 36ers import Kenyon McNeail that Adelaide is a small town. Having grown up in Conway, Arkansas, attended college in Ruston, Louisiana, and spent last year playing in Oliveira de Azeméis – a Portuguese town of 20,000 people – he begs to differ. “I’m from a really small town, and to me this a big city,”… Read more →

Tony Parker's Redemption Song

Tony Parker’s Redemption Song

In the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Tony Parker was at the top of his game. In a 4-game sweep of Memphis in the Western Conference Finals, he dominated Mike Conley at both ends of the floor and owned that series. He did similar to Golden State and the Lakers in the earlier rounds before his Spurs infamously fell short in the… Read more →

Q&A: Andrej Lemanis on Building Relationships, his Dante Heartbreak and Aiming for Gold

Q&A: Andrej Lemanis on Building Relationships, his Dante Heartbreak and Aiming for Gold

Fresh off leading the Boomers past New Zealand and into the Rio Olympics, Australian Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis spoke to Downtown about a wide range of topics.   It’s been nearly 2.5 years since you took over the role, what have you enjoyed the most about it? There are lots of enjoyable parts to this job. I guess first… Read more →

AJ Ogilvy Pursues Health and Happiness in Illawarra

AJ Ogilvy Pursues Health and Happiness in Illawarra

In mid-June, the Illawarra Hawks were four months removed from claiming the wooden spoon, they had no players under contract, and their coach, whose history with the club predated its red and white uniforms, had left the team. Though the Hawks had recently survived voluntary administration, it wasn’t a time for celebration. The optimism of the 2014 team anthem was… Read more →

Downtown Podcast: Ryan Broekhoff

Downtown Podcast: Ryan Broekhoff

Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas chat to Australian Boomers star Ryan Broekhoff about his European contract situation, the recent Olympic Qualifying series and his experiences playing in the NBA Summer League. Click here to subscribe via iTunes. Click here to subscribe via Stitcher. If you enjoy the show, feel free to tell the world by rating and reviewing the podcast on iTunes.  

20 Great FIBA Moments Involving NBA Players

20 Great FIBA Moments Involving NBA Players

Basketball never stops. When professional leagues across the world go into hiatus, international basketball is usually not far away. Many from outside the U.S. have put themselves on the NBA map with their play in FIBA events, and conversely, many NBA players have added to their legacies while representing their countries. From all over the globe, here are 20 times… Read more →

EuroBasket's Five Most Intriguing Players

EuroBasket’s Five Most Intriguing Players

Lost in the aftermath of the Boomers’ Oceania sweep of the Tall Blacks earlier this month is the fact that there are numerous other FIBA Qualifying Tournaments taking place around the world. Teams from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe all battling for a spot in the one major event that is still regarded above all others: The Olympic Games. Perhaps… Read more →

Get Carter

Get Carter

Rhys Carter just joined his seventh NBL team in thirteen years, but despite the practice he’s had, he hasn’t mastered moving cities. “You never really get good at it,” Carter told Downtown this week. “First week of training and preseason, you’re tired and [have] sore legs, and you’ve got to go and look at houses all afternoon. So it’s not… Read more →

William McDowell-White: The Game Behind the Name

William McDowell-White: The Game Behind the Name

The year is barely two-thirds of the way through, but already Andrew Bogut is talking Olympic gold and the merits of Swaggy P taking the knee for the Australian cause in Rio.  The buzz surrounding the Boomers is very real.  And so are their medal aspirations in 2016. Even still, as one NBA scout recently told Downtown, “Australia has a… Read more →

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