In the afterglow of the NBL’s 39th season, three Downtown writers have assembled, each with something worth remembering about 2016-17. Liam Santamaria (NBL.com.au): The Adelaide 36ers were riveting When we look back, #NBL17 will be remembered for three things: Perth’s title defence, the insanely close ladder and the Adelaide 36ers. This year’s 36ers were a revelation, crushing lowly expectations by… Read more →
A new NBA season begins Wednesday morning Australian time, making this a fitting moment for prognostication. Consequently, four Downtown writers are here with their guesses about what’ll go down in 2016-17. Conference Finalists Tom Hersz: Cleveland, Toronto, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers Michael Collins: Cleveland, Boston, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers Matt Johnson: Cleveland, Atlanta, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers… Read more →
Pre-Season Favourites: Melbourne United To mark the eve of the new NBL season, here are Downtown’s predictions of what’ll happen over the next five months. Top four, in no particular order Liam Santamaria (NBL.com.au feature writer): Melbourne, Perth, Illawarra, Cairns Tom Hersz: Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Sydney Michael Collins: Melbourne, Illawarra, Adelaide, Cairns Alex Lyle: Perth, New Zealand, Melbourne, Illawarra… Read more →
The 2015/16 NBL season projects to be one of the most tightly contested in league history. So much talent squeezed into eight teams, almost all of which possess genuine championship credentials. To conclude our build-up to opening night, here are Downtown’s #HardBall predictions. TOP 4 (in no particular order) LIAM SANTAMARIA: Melbourne, Cairns, Illawarra, Perth TOMMY GREER: Melbourne, Perth,… Read more →
Liam Santamaria crashes the Opals and Boomers shoot-arounds and catches up with assistant coaches Lori Chizik and Luc Longley before tip-off.
In part two of ‘Dressed for Success’, Liam and Tommy hand the mics over to Suzy Batkovic and Andrew Bogut. Watch them as they interview Matthew Dellavedova and Chris Goulding.
Liam Santamaria and Tommy Greer crash the Boomers and Opals VIP night, with appearances from Laura Hodges, David Andersen, Damian Martin, Matthew Dellavedova and a cliffhanger ending with Suzy Batkovic and Andrew Bogut. Stay tuned for Episode 3.2…
The Downtown crew take you behind the scenes at the closed-door scrimmage between the Aussie Boomers and Melbourne United.
Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria catch up with the Boomers, Opals and fans at Queensbridge Square on Melbourne’s Southbank.
NBL Chairman Graeme Wade and General Manager Jeremy Loeliger answer questions from Roy Ward, Nick Smart and Liam Santamaria at the league’s rebrand launch in Melbourne. Click here to subscribe via iTunes. Click here to access the podcast via Stitcher. If you enjoy the show, feel free to tell the world by rating and reviewing the podcast on iTunes.