Nicolas Jungfer

NBL Round 18 Winners & Losers: NZ Back from the Dead, Adelaide Wavering & Perth Clinch #30Straight

NBL Round 18 Winners & Losers: NZ Back from the Dead, Adelaide Wavering & Perth Clinch #30Straight

WINNERS Perth Wildcats It would’ve been to safe to pencil the Wildcats in for their 30th consecutive playoff appearance weeks ago, if not at the start of the season. But now that it’s officially locked in, lets pause for a moment to ponder how truly absurd this achievement is. Even the Lakers and Spurs, the very symbols of sustained basketball… Read more →

Ebi Ere on His Return to Form, the 36ers’ Title Chances & Finishing His Career in the NBL

Ebi Ere on His Return to Form, the 36ers’ Title Chances & Finishing His Career in the NBL

 The year was 2007. The Brisbane Bullets were playing the Sydney Kings in an early season heavyweight clash at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Sam Mackinnon controlled the ball at the top of the key for the Bullets, defended closely by Sydney’s Russell Hinder. Mackinnon drove left and put up a running shot attempt with his right hand. Then it happened…. Read more →

NBL Round 17 Winners & Losers: Ebi Is Back, Holt Heats Up & Randle Goes Down

NBL Round 17 Winners & Losers: Ebi Is Back, Holt Heats Up & Randle Goes Down

A photo posted by CTI Melbourne United (@melbunited) on Jan 29, 2016 at 3:36pm PST WINNERS Ebi Ere “Allow me to re-introduce myself.” – Ebi Ere, Saturday January 30 2016 What @adamgibson_1 said.#hardball@Adelaide36ers @NBL @FoxBasketball @EbiTheGreat23 pic.twitter.com/jVMBOZO9m6 — #TheLockerRoom (@DT_LockerRoom) January 31, 2016   Melbourne United & Stephen Holt This week Melbourne snatched back top spot, completed the toughest task… Read more →

NBL Round 16 Winners & Losers: Randle Rampage, Circus Shots & NZ Breaking

NBL Round 16 Winners & Losers: Randle Rampage, Circus Shots & NZ Breaking

WINNERS Jerome Randle To quote Downtown’s Editor-in-Chief, “Jerome Randle told us seven weeks ago, we just weren’t listening.” Randle had MVP promise from day one, but this week the gap between the Sixers star and the pack was so large you could’ve flown a plane through it. Randle was firing from the get go against Sydney on Wednesday night. As… Read more →

Everybody Loves Kevin Lisch

Everybody Loves Kevin Lisch

The Illawarra Hawks found themselves in a world of trouble on Sunday afternoon. Down 11 midway through the fourth quarter in New Zealand, the Hawks had lost offensive destroyers Kirk Penney and Oscar Forman to injury and foul trouble respectively. AJ Ogilvy soon joined them. Kevin Lisch was the only man capable of digging the Hawks out of their seemingly… Read more →

NBL Round 15 Winners & Losers: Lisch Takes Over, No Chill in Perth & #ProjectileKyle

NBL Round 15 Winners & Losers: Lisch Takes Over, No Chill in Perth & #ProjectileKyle

WINNERS The NBL & Heritage Round There’s nothing that lights a fire in a fan’s belly like seeing their favourite team running around in its strip from the golden age, especially as Australian basketball sits on the cusp of entering another one. Not only did fans around the country grow up watching their hardwood heroes of yesteryear wearing these jerseys,… Read more →

NBL Round 14 Winners & Losers: A Shootout in Melbourne and a Drought in Perth

NBL Round 14 Winners & Losers: A Shootout in Melbourne and a Drought in Perth

 WINNERS Melbourne United & Illawarra Hawks When Melbourne and Illawarra first met in Round 1, they put on quite the show. It was a game of such quality that it signalled to fans around the country that the NBL was an entirely different animal this year. It was the first – albeit incredibly early – bid submitted for ‘game of… Read more →

NBL Round 13 Winners & Losers: Kickert’s Perfect Night, Illawarra Fireworks & NZ’s Offensive Woes

NBL Round 13 Winners & Losers: Kickert’s Perfect Night, Illawarra Fireworks & NZ’s Offensive Woes

A photo posted by The NBL (@nbl) on Dec 30, 2015 at 3:46pm PST WINNERS Daniel Kickert Some folks’ idea of a perfect night may be to share a romantic dinner with their significant other. Others may prefer an empty house, leaving them free to watch the cricket in their track pants and spill beer on things at their leisure…. Read more →

NBL Round 12 Winners & Losers

NBL Round 12 Winners & Losers

Round 12 will be remembered for sell-out crowds, an open air basketball extravaganza in Melbourne and an assistant coach dusting off his Nikes in Sydney. WINNERS Adelaide 36ers Adelaide kicked off Round 12 with an impressive win against Melbourne on Wednesday. Daniel Johnson went 5/5 from deep in first quarter and change (finishing with 31 & 16), Jerome Randle did… Read more →

NBL Round 11 Winners & Losers

NBL Round 11 Winners & Losers

Round 11 featured a pair of triumphant homecomings, a further fall from grace for Melbourne United and yet more heroics from Townsville.   WINNERS Nathan Jawai Nathan Jawai returned to Cairns – the town where he first picked up a basketball – for the first time in enemy colours on Thursday. IT'S GAME DAY! Wildcats star Nate Jawai faces his former… Read more →