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Durant From Close Range

Durant From Close Range

In recognition of his nine years of exemplary service to the Thunder organisation, here is a selection of Kevin Durant’s most vicious throwdowns. . D.C. boys A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on Jul 23, 2016 at 4:55am PDT Expect more of the same when he commences his career as a Golden State Warrior.

A Fundamental Reflection

A Fundamental Reflection

I was talking to a young Frenchman in a Berlin bar barely 48 hours after Tim Duncan announced his retirement. I was hysterical. He was amused. And eventually I became disorientated. In fact, I was shocked. Was Duncan really an all-timer, he asked? You’re right, I was thinking this Parisian definitely didn’t know basketball. But his sacrilege made me confront… Read more →

Getting a Reputation

Getting a Reputation

The NBL is a small league where everyone knows each other and teams have long memories. Make one mistake and it will be forgotten, but mess up again and you’ll have a harder time shaking a particular label. There are only so many chances in life and right now, BJ Anthony is out to prove that he deserves another in… Read more →

The Best (Pre-Cap Rise) Contracts in the NBA

The Best (Pre-Cap Rise) Contracts in the NBA

Head still spinning from the value of all these new NBA contracts? Still struggling to figure out how $16 million this July is the same as $10 million just a year ago? Imagine how the players who locked themselves up in the past year or two are feeling now. Like Malcolm Turnbull after calling for a double dissolution election nine… Read more →

Boomers Stars use 'Pure' Hoops to Prepare for Rio

Boomers Stars use ‘Pure’ Hoops to Prepare for Rio

No cameras. No coaches. No refs. This was basketball in its purest form. Just days before the Australian Boomers gather in Melbourne for a gruelling ten day camp, four members of Andrej Lemanis’ squad spent Friday morning scrimmaging against a group of Melbourne United reserves. Olympic preparation in the raw. Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz), Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs), David… Read more →