Liam Santamaria

NBA Christmas Cheer

NBA Christmas Cheer

The Warriors and Clippers genuinely dislike each other. As usual, yesterday’s Christmas Day game between the two Pacific Division rivals was a chippy affair. First there was Draymond Green’s elbow to the head of Blake Griffin: No prizes for guessing who was first on the scene….. that’s right, recent Clippers signee Stephen Jackson. As Griffin and Green begin to face… Read more →

TBT: Nick The Quick

TBT: Nick The Quick

Those who took in the Lakers vs Heat Christmas Day game [on Boxing Day Australian time] might’ve caught Mike Tirico and Jeff Van Gundy discussing the background of Nick Young aka Swaggy P.  Young grew up in Los Angeles, was a huge Lakers fan as a kid, and has spoken many times this year about being excited to be playing… Read more →

Magic Memories

Magic Memories

TBT: For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re taking you back over 20 years to 1992 and the birth of the South East Melbourne Magic. The Magic, coached by a long-haired Brian  Goorjian, were the result of a merger between the Westside Melbourne Saints and the Eastside Spectres and the video we’ve dug up this week is the marketing clip that… Read more →

Yo Mama!

Yo Mama!

TBT: Trash talking is, for the most part, a lost art amongst modern day NBA players.   Gone are the days where players would spend possession after possession jawing at each other, going back and forth up and down the court. The league has worked hard to stamp it out.  Only last week Andrea Bargnani was ejected from the Brooklyn Nets/New… Read more →

A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

TBT: This one is for the basketball purists. For those who love the fundamentals of the game, there is nothing more beautiful than a well-run pick & roll.  Actually there is – the same two blokes scoring off the pick & roll a variety of different ways time after time after time. You see, the real beauty is in the… Read more →

High School Heroes

High School Heroes

Last week Tom Hersz introduced you to the next batch of NBA stars in his article New Kids on the Block.  Hersz took a good look at Wiggins, Randle, Parker, Gordon, Embiid, Young and more – the freshman studs currently turning heads at the college level. Now it’s time to take a quick peek at the ballers who are getting… Read more →

iHoops

iHoops

Is your jump shot broke?  Are you struggling with your handles? Well Apple thinks it has the answer for you – it’s called the 94Fifty and it’s a smart basketball. The 94Fifty is a ball that has nine sensors inside of it that communicate with an app on your iPhone or iPad while you’re working on your game.  The app… Read more →

Will We Ever See The Mamba Again?

Will We Ever See The Mamba Again?

It wasn’t today and it won’t be tomorrow but Kobe Bryant’s return to the court is just around the corner. After rupturing his left Achilles tendon earlier this year, Kobe will pull on the purple and gold and step onto an NBA court at some stage early next month. His return will mark slightly less than eight months since that… Read more →

More Than A Name

More Than A Name

Mustapha Farrakhan Jnr. has a very famous name.  But now it’s time for you to get know his game. The Melbourne Tigers new import has spent a lifetime playing basketball in the shadows of his very famous family.  Farrakhan’s grandfather, Louis Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam.  Mustapha’s dad, Mustapha Sr. is the Supreme Captain of the… Read more →