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NBA Media Day Wrap Up: Dirk Commits, Morris Backflips, Sager Returns and Endless Shenanigans

NBA Media Day Wrap Up: Dirk Commits, Morris Backflips, Sager Returns and Endless Shenanigans

Nothing brings out the fun side of the NBA – possibly the quirkiest sporting league in existence – quite like media day. We’ve rifled through the clichés and stock standard responses to bring you the good stuff. We’ll get to all things strange and amusing shortly, but first let’s take a look at some of the major storylines to come… Read more →

Crash Through

Crash Through

In the era of stretch 4’s, stretch 5’s and Draymond Green jumping tip in the Finals, it’s fair to say today’s NBA places a premium on shooting. There will always be minutes, of course, for legitimate big guys, but for everyone under 6’10” the message has been loud and clear for years: learn how to shoot 3’s if you want… Read more →

Q&A: Ben Madgen on Leaving the NBL, Belgian Chocolate and his Future in the Game

Q&A: Ben Madgen on Leaving the NBL, Belgian Chocolate and his Future in the Game

It has been an eventful year for the NBL. A familiar champion was crowned, Wollongong and Townsville fought for survival and won, Kestelman bought (and likely saved) the league, NBL players became NBA names and in the end, an air of excitement has swept the sport for the first time in years. But even with the NBL’s newfound stability and… Read more →

Look Out Below: The Hakim Warrick Story

Look Out Below: The Hakim Warrick Story

Hakim Warrick’s love of dunking came from unconventional beginnings. His first throw-down was not on a hoop, but on monkey bars. “The older guys wouldn’t let us on the court so me and my friends used to go over and play basketball on the monkey bars,” Warrick once said. “That’s when I first started dunking and everything.” His first dunk… Read more →

Old Faces, New Places 2015/16

Old Faces, New Places 2015/16

Which veterans will help their new teams contend for a title? It’s become a common theme over the past decade. Veteran players chasing rings over salary; sacrificing personal stats for a chance to win more or one last shot at a title. Gary Payton and Karl Malone started the trend when they joined Shaq and Kobe on the Lakers, while… Read more →

Talent vs Fit: Can the Stacked Clippers Make it Work?

Talent vs Fit: Can the Stacked Clippers Make it Work?

Remember ‘A Tribe Called Bench’? They were the lineup of Clippers reserves that started pressing their footprint onto games and their faces onto t-shirts. Last season that tribe had members by the name of Austin Rivers, Hedo Turkoglu and Glen Davis – all with PERs in the neighbourhood of 10.5 – and the Clips were about as deep as your childhood paddling… Read more →

The Baller

The Baller

Thirteen-year old Last Tear “LT” Poa is a member of Melbourne basketball club the Dandenong Rangers. She recently represented Victoria at the U16 Nationals during her bottom-age season. She’s not a basketball player though. She’s a baller. Possessing a dazzling array of offensive moves, coupled with exceptional vision and a firm grounding in basketball fundamentals, LT is already an established… Read more →

Downtown Podcast: Corey Webster, Nick Marvin and Nate Jawai

Downtown Podcast: Corey Webster, Nick Marvin and Nate Jawai

Corey Webster joins the podcast for an exclusive chat direct from New Orleans and the boys talk all things Perth Wildcats with CEO Nick Marvin and star recruit Nate Jawai. Webster breaks down the details of his workouts with the Pelicans and the ins and outs of his non-guaranteed NBA contract. Marvin discusses the sudden departure of Hugh Greenwood, the… Read more →