NBL TV goes live online in groundbreaking deal

Earlier this year when Basketball Australia and the National Basketball League announced a new television contract, it was met with a combination of excitement and skepticism. The excitement was induced by the fact that NBL fans would once again be able to see live, primetime and free-to-air action on their television screens. The re-negotiated deal […]

First look at the 2012/13 Sydney Kings: what we learned

(All images: Benjamin Parker for Friday night saw the eventual return of NBL action in Sydney, albeit the pre-season. The Sydney Kings hosted the Wollongong Hawks at the Gosford City Basketball and Sports Stadium in sunny Terrigal. This game provided us with the first look at most of the Kings’ new men, being Darnell Lazare […]

Wortho to remain a baller

Australian Boomer Mark Worthington will stick with basketball. Despite a brief dalliance with the idea of playing Australian Rules Football, he will re-focus his efforts on his basketball career, as heads to Serbia for a professional contract. The press release from Basketball Australia follows. Basketball Australia has welcomed the news today that Australian Boomers team […]

Jerai Grant signs with Italian team Brindisi

Former Sydney Kings import power forward Jerai Grant has been signed by Italian Seria A club, Enel Basket Brindisi (Puglia region).  The 6’8″ former Clemson athlete was due to play with the Houston Rockets in the NBA Vegas Summer League, but ultimately was not part of the roster that played.   Brindisi will be known […]

Gold Coast Blaze withdraws from 2012/13 NBL season

Further to this morning’s announcement the Basketball Australia had requested further information from the Gold Coast Blaze in their bid to return to the NBL, the sad news comes that the Blaze will not proceed with the process. A media release, apparently from Blaze co-owner Owen Tomlinson, which appears on the Gold Coast Bball facebook […]

BA to Gold Coast Blaze: “More Info Please”

On Friday the administration of the Gold Coast Blaze made a proposal to Basketball Australia regarding their continuing presence in the National Basketball League. BA accepted the proposed structure provided by the Blaze as a positive start, but require further information in order to endorse their participation in the 2012/13 NBL season.  Financial hardship struck […]

Darnell Lazare: scouting report

With the news that NBA Development League power forward Darnell Lazare has signed with the Sydney Kings, we go to one of the most prolific observers of the D-League for a scouting report on the 6’8″ post player. Scott Schroeder is the founder of Ridiculous Upside, the go-to source for news about the D-League and […]

Sydney Kings sign import Darnell Lazare

The Sydney Kings today announced the signing of import power forward, Darnell Lazare. The 6’8″ 240lb former LSU collegiate player comes to the Kings with three seasons of NBA Development League experience. Lazare’s apparent skills as a solid banger down low will complement the inside-outside game of Kings centre, Ian Crosswhite. Lazare averaged 15.5ppg and […]

Abercrombie & Wilkinson jump out of plane

To celebrate their National Basketball League championship victory this past week, New Zealand Breakers forward Thomas Abercrombie and Gary Wilkinson jumped out of a plane. Yes, soaring through the air is what Abercrombie does on the court, but sky-diving to mark back-to-back NBL titles is something else.  

NBL to be shown LIVE in 2012/13

The National Basketball League has re-negotiated its television contract with Channel Ten / ONE HD. The new deal will see one live game per week shown on Sunday afternoons and a replay match televised at the fairly palatable 9:30pm on Friday nights. Channel 10, through it’s HD station ONE HD, formed a television rights agreement […]

Jerai Grant dunk highlights

Jerai Grant has had an impressive rookie 2011/12 season as an import for the Sydney Kings. At the tender age of 23 years old, the athletic power forward has taken to his first professional gig with aplomb. Sure, there have been times where he has flown a little under the radar, but when he has […]

Sydney Kings 71 – Townsville Crocodiles 69 : What We Learned

(all images: Benjamin Parker) It wasn’t pretty The Sydney Kings may have pulled out the win, by a thread-bare two points, but the style in which the game was played by both teams was not pretty for the most part. The Kings book-ended their performance with 12 and 11 point first and fourth quarters. Any […]

Sydney Kings look to re-sign Khazzouh, Grant, Bose

The Sydney Kings have today made public their desire to re-sign star players Julian Khazzouh, Jerai Grant and Anatoly Bose. The trio lead the team in scoring (along with Aaron Bruce), rebounding and blocked shots.  Luke Martin, Graeme Dann and Ben Madgen already are signed through the 2012-13 season. That leaves Bruce, Luke Cooper, Alex […]

Sydney Kings 75 – Perth Wildcats 76: What We Learned

Note: Sometimes life gets a bit busy and it takes a while to get things posted. But here it is! Friday night saw the Perth Wildcats visit the Kingdome in Sydney. The Sydney Kings team that met them was different to that which has appeared in other lacklustre performances earlier in the season, going down […]