Matt Johnson

Melbourne born and raised. My hobbies over the years have included dunk contests on the 8 foot rim in Paul Vido's backyard, skipping uni to play pickup from dawn til dusk and a short-lived career as a point guard with a broken jumpshot.

More recently, Paul and I ran a moderately successful operation over at The Baseline Leaner which covered the NBA and NBL. You can now find us in The Locker Room @ Downtown - continuing our mission to provide the world with unique basketball content and generally behaving strangely.

Follow me on Twitter @32MJ32

Tyrus Thomas: The Return

Tyrus Thomas: The Return

To date, Tyrus Thomas’ pro career has followed the usual path of highly touted prospect to unwanted veteran. With very few players able to leave on their own terms, the obvious goal for most is to maximise the time between draft day and their last NBA minute. Unfortunately for Tyrus, his journey was an accelerated one. Originally picked 4th by… Read more →

Any Excuse

Any Excuse

The Raptors and Hawks are currently engaged in a top-of-the-Eastern-Conference battle at the Air Canada Centre, which features the home team decked out in their infamous Barney the Dinosaur unis. Toronto wore these from their NBA inauguration in 1995 through 1999 and no one made it look better than Vince Carter: We’re not sure we’ve ever seen anyone else throw down a two-handed-baseline-reverse-windmill… Read more →