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The Fresh Prince of Jordair

The Fresh Prince of Jordair

When the NBL’s Preseason Blitz tipped off in Townsville in late September, all eyes were on the new imports in the league, as they typically are. The local Crocs fans were especially interested in their new shooting guard who was brought in to complement reigning MVP Brian Conklin. It didn’t take them long to pick him out of the lay-up… Read more →

NBL Round 12 Winners & Losers

NBL Round 12 Winners & Losers

Round 12 will be remembered for sell-out crowds, an open air basketball extravaganza in Melbourne and an assistant coach dusting off his Nikes in Sydney. WINNERS Adelaide 36ers Adelaide kicked off Round 12 with an impressive win against Melbourne on Wednesday. Daniel Johnson went 5/5 from deep in first quarter and change (finishing with 31 & 16), Jerome Randle did… Read more →

Q&A: Rob Beveridge on Family, Misperceptions and Big Macs

Q&A: Rob Beveridge on Family, Misperceptions and Big Macs

Rob Beveridge has the Illawarra Hawks soaring. Winners of six of their past seven games, the Hawks suddenly look like genuine championship contenders. Is anybody surprised? Beveridge, with his wealth of knowledge, championship experience and relationships with players far and wide, was a sensational hire by GM Kim Welch and the Illawarra ownership. His team’s exciting style and his ability… Read more →

Tim Duncan: is it the Shoes?‏

Tim Duncan: is it the Shoes?‏

39-year-old Tim Duncan hit the court on Christmas Day sporting very un-Spursian footwear – a pair of festive season aqua Adidas sneakers. 'Tis the season. Introducing the 2015 Christmas Day on-court footwear collection. pic.twitter.com/0MszKS3rgs — adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) December 10, 2015 It’s likely that due to contractual obligations, he had little choice in the matter. Unsurprisingly, Duncan, somewhat uncomfortable in a pair… Read more →

A Very Broekhoff Christmas

A Very Broekhoff Christmas

Aussie Boomers and Lokomotiv Kuban sharpshooter Ryan Broekhoff got his creep on in Russia this week to ‘prank’ a local fan. Broekhoff, who is currently enjoying a terrific debut season in the Euroleague, disguised himself as a ‘creepy taxi driver’ to “prove that miracles do come true” around Christmas time. Lots of fun being able to do something special for a great… Read more →

NBL Round 11 Winners & Losers

NBL Round 11 Winners & Losers

Round 11 featured a pair of triumphant homecomings, a further fall from grace for Melbourne United and yet more heroics from Townsville.   WINNERS Nathan Jawai Nathan Jawai returned to Cairns – the town where he first picked up a basketball – for the first time in enemy colours on Thursday. IT'S GAME DAY! Wildcats star Nate Jawai faces his former… Read more →

Erin Phillips: Dream Chaser

Erin Phillips: Dream Chaser

Erin Phillips has done it all over the course of her illustrious basketball career. Having kicked her fair share of ass on the basketball court, she now plans to do the same on the football field. Phillips’ father Greg captained the Port Adelaide Magpies in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) across three decades, and Erin always dreamed of… Read more →

Kawhi Not?

Kawhi Not?

Last season in San Antonio had the etchings of another peaceful transfer of power from one franchise player to the other. The baton, in many ways, was passed from Tony Parker to Kawhi Leonard. After all, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year was already the Spurs’ most important player from the two seasons prior. But even amongst a culture… Read more →