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#NBL: Controversial finishes #3MinuteDrill

This week’s NBL action has resulted in two remarkable, and in many ways controversial finishes. In Melbourne, as the undefeated United hosted the New Zealand Breakers, it all went down to the wire. The final minute saw the usual conga line of fouls and resulting free throws. And then “the call” happened. I’m not going […]

3 Rounds In: Sydney Kings #3MinuteDrill In our first #3MinuteDrill, let’s assess where the Sydney Kings are at so far, in our third round of the NBL season. The return of Julian Khazzouh has been a triumphant one. In the first four games of the season, the big man has come on strong averaging 17.8ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.8bpg and 1.3spg. The […]


The new NBL era starts tonight

Oh what an off-season it has been for fans of basketball in Australia. After coming off the high of an Aussie-infused NBA Finals series featuring major story-lines around our own Matthew Dellavedova and Andrew Bogut, we were then treated to the #homecoming of our NBA and European stars in the Oceania qualifying series for the 2016 […]


Mills return continues boom(er) year of Aussie basketball

It has been an eventful year for Australian basketball. The nation enjoyed an all-time high number of athletes in the NBA — seven. Dante Exum and Cam Bairstow joined a short tradition of countrymen before them to be selected in the NBA Draft. Joe Ingles received a deserved call-up from Europe to join Exum in Utah, bumping […]

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Tom Abercrombie heads to US for NBA trials

New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs. Abercrombie's Chicago-based agent has lined up mini-camp workouts with the Houston Rockets, Milwaukee […]

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Andrew Gaze inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze has joined the likes of David Robinson and Teresa Edwards (USA), Zoran Slavnic (Serbia), Paula Gonclaves (Brazil) and Jean-Jacques Conceicao (Angola) as a 2013 player inductee into the FIBA Hall of Fame. He joins his father, Lindsay Gaze, as one of three Australians to be inducted to the Hall. The […]


Grouping the NBL team names since 1990

Can't Buy A Basket has put together a cool Venn Diagram of all of the NBL team names since 1990.  Go to CBAB to get on some other great NBL gear.


NBL responds to talk of Townsville Crocodiles folding

News surfaced this morning via the Townsville Bulletin and social media that the Townsville Crocodiles (under the ownership of Barrier Reef Basketball Pty Ltd) were going to return their licence to Basketball Australia, under financial stress.  Basketball Australia have responded to these revelations with a statement this afternoon: Basketball Australia has this afternoon met with […]

National Tripping League continues

One week after the National Basketball League Tribunal heard a case against Jacob Holmes (Townsville Crocodiles) for tripping, a second case regarding Larry Davidson (Wollongong Hawks) came before it today. Whilst Holmes came away from his alleged trip of Wollongong's Tyson Demos unscathed, Davidson was not as fortunate in his incident with Sydney Kings guard […]

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Seth Scott to face tribunal – Kings win mental battle

(image source) Melbourne Tigers star forward Seth Scott will face the NBL tribunal, following a heated Sunday afternoon clash with the Sydney Kings at Hisense Arena. Scott was ejected from the Kings' eventual 72-67 victory during the third quarter, cited for striking the head of league-leading scorer Ben Madgen. Scott's ejection came during a sequence […]


Jonny Flynn to sign with Melbourne Tigers (NBL)

The Melbourne Tigers are reportedly set to sign former NBA point guard Jonny Flynn, replacing Kevin Braswell. Rumours have circulated for some days of the signing and today there appears to be confirmation of the move, with Tigers coach Chris Anstey citing niggling injuries to Braswell as the reason for the move.  “Kev has been […]


Mookie’s Minute on

Once again this season I’ll be writing my weekly column over on the official website of the National Basketball League. This season we’ve got the so, so humorous title for the column, Mookie’s Minute.  The column is pretty much about anything I feel like putting my pen to that week, with an Australian basketball bent, […]


Sydney Kings name Crown as major sponsor

The Sydney Kings today announced Crown as a major sponsor of the team for the 2012/13 NBL season. In an aptly connected name with the Kings brand, Crown will also come on board as the naming sponsor of the Kings homecourt, the Crown Kingdome. “The Sydney Kings is very excited about having such a high-profile […]

NBL Top 10 Dunks of 2011/12

You may have noticed that the National Basketball League is back into full swing, as evidenced by the four entertaining games this past weekend. Both new Wollongong Hawks import Lance Hurdle and Adelaide 36ers high-flyer Mitch Creek managed to put down some impressive jams in week one, showing promise for the season ahead. Despite the […]


Julian Khazzouh signs 3 year Polish deal

Former Sydney Kings centre Julian Khazzouh has inked a three year deal with Polish team, Asseco Prokom Gdynia. As well as playing in the Polish Basketball League, the team also competes in the Euroleague. The club, which has been relatively successful since it’s founding in 1995, has won nine Polish Championships and four Polish Cups. […]