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NBL Round 16 Winners & Losers: Randle Rampage, Circus Shots & NZ Breaking

NBL Round 16 Winners & Losers: Randle Rampage, Circus Shots & NZ Breaking

WINNERS Jerome Randle To quote Downtown’s Editor-in-Chief, “Jerome Randle told us seven weeks ago, we just weren’t listening.” Randle had MVP promise from day one, but this week the gap between the Sixers star and the pack was so large you could’ve flown a plane through it. Randle was firing from the get go against Sydney on Wednesday night. As… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 14

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 14

The NBA All-Star Starters were announced this week and as always, there was plenty of discussion around how fan voting impacts those players who are truly deserving of a roster spot. Your 2016 NBA All-Star Game starters… https://t.co/39Tg3pRqyC pic.twitter.com/JpTtyhRNFq — ESPN (@espn) January 22, 2016 This year, Kobe Bryant’s farewell to the league has robbed at least one player of a… Read more →

Making the Ten: The Chris Goulding Story

Making the Ten: The Chris Goulding Story

Make no mistake, the NBL’s revival this season is as much about the personalities as it is about the standard of play. They’re the reason why stadiums are filling up across the country and why we tune in to Fox Sports five nights a week to catch the action. There is no bigger personality than Melbourne United guard Chris Goulding…. Read more →

Everybody Loves Kevin Lisch

Everybody Loves Kevin Lisch

The Illawarra Hawks found themselves in a world of trouble on Sunday afternoon. Down 11 midway through the fourth quarter in New Zealand, the Hawks had lost offensive destroyers Kirk Penney and Oscar Forman to injury and foul trouble respectively. AJ Ogilvy soon joined them. Kevin Lisch was the only man capable of digging the Hawks out of their seemingly… Read more →

NBL Round 15 Winners & Losers: Lisch Takes Over, No Chill in Perth & #ProjectileKyle

NBL Round 15 Winners & Losers: Lisch Takes Over, No Chill in Perth & #ProjectileKyle

WINNERS The NBL & Heritage Round There’s nothing that lights a fire in a fan’s belly like seeing their favourite team running around in its strip from the golden age, especially as Australian basketball sits on the cusp of entering another one. Not only did fans around the country grow up watching their hardwood heroes of yesteryear wearing these jerseys,… Read more →

Real Friends

Real Friends

Last week, Kanye West previewed the track “Real Friends” in the lead up to the February release of his forthcoming album “Swish”. In line (loosely) with the subject matter of this track, we revisit some touching #RealFriends moments from the pro game. Hit us up in the comments if you’d like to share your treasured on-court #RealFriends memories. Kevin McHale: Stephen Jackson: Chris Gatling:… Read more →

The 2015/16 Mid-Season Fantasy Awards

The 2015/16 Mid-Season Fantasy Awards

Bugs: We need your heeeeeeeelllp! Michael Jordan: Yeah, but I’m a baseball player now! Bugs: Right. [gets out rabbit skull] And I’m a Shakespearean actor. Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since Michael Jordan met Bugs Bunny in Space Jam. The movie came at the height of his Airness’ powers (even if he had a baseball cameo) and… Read more →

Watch and Learn

Watch and Learn

Diminutive point guard Michael Adams is best remembered for his unorthodox push-like stroke that helped him average big numbers in the early 90s. During the twilight of his career, Adams spent two seasons in Charlotte playing alongside Steph Curry’s dad Dell. Judging from Steph’s passing antics yesterday, we reckon he might remember Adams not for his stroke, but his other,… Read more →