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NBL Winners & Losers – Semi Finals Week 2: Prather’s Posterizer & Ogilvy’s Night to Forget

NBL Winners & Losers – Semi Finals Week 2: Prather’s Posterizer & Ogilvy’s Night to Forget

With just one game this week, Winners & Losers is back with a ‘fun sized’ edition to tide you over before NBL immortals Perth and NZ lock horns on Wednesday.    WINNERS Casey Prather Casey Prather did not appreciate AJ Ogilvy’s rather confrontational, forehead-to-forehead jousting routine late in the third quarter on Friday night. As another man stuck his face… Read more →

Refreshed‏

Refreshed‏

The Philadelphia 76ers of the early 80s made two unsuccessful trips to the NBA Finals (’80 and ’82) before realising ultimate glory in 1983. During their ’82 run, they defeated the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, taking Game 7 on the road against the reigning champions to book a meeting with the Lakers. During that seventh game, photographer Tony Tomsic snapped this image of Julius Erving rising above Larry Bird and Kevin McHale for what… Read more →

Dunk Control

Dunk Control

Things happened:#hardballhttps://t.co/VSvXMM7hVX — #TheLockerRoom (@DT_LockerRoom) February 26, 2016 Recognising the inevitably of a verbal argument turning into physical violence underpins the case for gun control.  When words aren’t enough, so says the evolutionary text, one or both parties may choose to seek victory by harming the other. A gun, a thing designed for harming others, becomes an option. The easier… Read more →

NBL Winners & Losers - Semi Finals Week 1: Melbourne Falls, Vintage Mika & Unlucky Lisch

NBL Winners & Losers – Semi Finals Week 1: Melbourne Falls, Vintage Mika & Unlucky Lisch

 WINNERS New Zealand Breakers New Zealand appeared to be playoff roadkill not long ago, run over by a rampaging Adelaide squad and left at the side of the road by the league it once dominated. Not so fast. Somehow, some way, the Breakers squeezed into the playoffs on the back of five consecutive wins, and they didn’t stop handing out… Read more →

Who’s Got Next? 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

Who’s Got Next? 2016 NBA Draft Prospects

Australian or not, if you’re not excited about Ben Simmons entering the NBA next season, then you’re not a Basketball fan. His talent has been much publicised as being a once-in-a-generation type talent, the likes of which we’ve not seen since LeBron James. His game has been compared to that of James as well as Magic Johnson and Earvin himself… Read more →

NBL Round 19 Winners & Losers: NZ Play On, Adelaide Bows Out & Kickert’s Historical Shooting

NBL Round 19 Winners & Losers: NZ Play On, Adelaide Bows Out & Kickert’s Historical Shooting

 WINNERS Daniel Kickert Entrance into the 50/40/90 club is incredibly hard to come by, and unlike many clubs, showing up with two attractive blondes on your shoulder doesn’t gain you instant access. No NBL player has ever achieved such a feat, but Melbourne’s Daniel Kickert came damn close this season. Kickert did reach the required splits, finishing the season with… Read more →