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Music of the Traffic - Week 6

Music of the Traffic – Week 6

NBA FANTASY: Thanksgiving week has come and gone, and hopefully you gave thanks for Rodney Stuckey, Gerald Green, Terrence Jones and Jarred Sullinger. Week 6 has a lighter schedule, so what lies ahead for your Fantasy squads as Summer begins in Australia? Take a trip Downtown as we listen to the music of the traffic and let you know how… Read more →

Pains and Gains

Pains and Gains

All In The Game: This week I am heading Downtown to reminisce (not so fondly) about the injuries I have overcome in my career. To list all the injuries I’ve had in my life would fill an encyclopaedia, so I am only going to go through the major ones I’ve endured since turning pro. My first major injury occurred at… Read more →

iHoops

iHoops

Is your jump shot broke?  Are you struggling with your handles? Well Apple thinks it has the answer for you – it’s called the 94Fifty and it’s a smart basketball. The 94Fifty is a ball that has nine sensors inside of it that communicate with an app on your iPhone or iPad while you’re working on your game.  The app… Read more →

Will We Ever See The Mamba Again?

Will We Ever See The Mamba Again?

It wasn’t today and it won’t be tomorrow but Kobe Bryant’s return to the court is just around the corner. After rupturing his left Achilles tendon earlier this year, Kobe will pull on the purple and gold and step onto an NBA court at some stage early next month. His return will mark slightly less than eight months since that… Read more →

Townsville Crocs Fans: Where Are You?

Townsville Crocs Fans: Where Are You?

This is an open letter to Townsville basketball supporters and any other sports fans who live close enough to attend home games. I have a simple question for you all. WHY THE HELL AREN’T YOU SUPPORTING YOUR TEAM? After watching the Crocodiles, led by former Australian point guard Steven Markovic and impressive imports Josh Pace and Bryan Conklin, beat the… Read more →

Tigers Learn Lao's Lesson The Hard Way

Tigers Learn Lao’s Lesson The Hard Way

“There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.” Lao Tzu – Ancient Chinese Philosopher   Slightly more serious from me this week! Over the past few days we have been analyzing where we went wrong in our loss to the Crocs. Were we under prepared? Was our effort lacking? Are we not talented enough?  The answers to these questions… Read more →

Matthew Dellavedova – Off to a Fast Start with the Cavs

Matthew Dellavedova – Off to a Fast Start with the Cavs

The goal posts of Matthew Dellavedova’s NBA career have moved rapidly and are yet to dig into the ground. In the space of a few months in preseason and eight NBA games, the Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard has leapt from undrafted prospect to a starting position with his club. Dellavedova scored a career-high 14 points and four steals in a… Read more →

NKOTB: The 2014 NBA Draft Class

NKOTB: The 2014 NBA Draft Class

There was something special in the air at the United Center in Chicago recently and it had nothing to do with Derrick Rose or the Bulls. Despite the fact that several NBA GMs were on hand to witness what was transpiring on court, it didn’t involve anyone who had ever played a minute of NBA basketball. No, it was the… Read more →

Bird Facts

Bird Facts

Growing up in Indiana basketball is king, and the king of basketball is Larry Bird.  Not only was he one of my idols but he was most of my friends idol too.  Whenever we would play pick up ball out in the driveway or in the backyard on the side of a barn (yes that actually happens,) everyone would want to be Larry Bird.  It didn’t… Read more →

Music of the Traffic

Music of the Traffic

NBA FANTASY WEEK 5: 4 weeks in the books. Things are starting to get interesting. Rotations are becoming much clearer and players who were out early with injuries are starting to return. It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, so what does that mean for your squad for Week 5? As always, the Downtown team is looking out for you; listening… Read more →