Angry Kendrick Perkins slaps Serge Ibaka upside the head

Kendrick Perkins is an angry man. I don't think I've ever seen him look anything other than somewhere in the continuum between angry and stoic. Check out this slap he delivers to the head of his Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Serge Ibaka, in recognition of good work. http://youtube.com/watch?v=OOVFU4MaVPo

Harrison Barnes dunks all over Nikola Pekovic (video)

Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors) lets Nikola Pekovic (Minnesota Timberwolves) know that he is ready for the NBA with this dunk in today's game. http://youtube.com/watch?v=FjECOakCpt8

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Jack Taylor scores NCAA record 138 points in a game (video)

Jack Taylor, a 5'10" sophomore, has scored a ridiculous 138 points for Grinnell College in their Division III NCAA game against Faith Baptist Bible College. The points total is an NCAA record at all division levels and shattered the previous NCAA record, set at 113 points by Clarence "Bevo" Francis of Rio Grande in 1954. […]

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Data visualisation: NBA over the decades

I'm a big fan of data visualisations. They're getting more and more sophisticated these days.  They're also entering the sports sphere increasingly — giving us another way to interpret the mass of statistics and data that we now have on offer. This little blog named "dubly" has some nice looking infographics/visualisations on the NBA, including […]

Russell Westbook puts Stephen Curry on a poster

Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder) put down a nasty fastbreak slam dunk over Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors). This just isn't fair really — Curry is still a minor, right? http://youtube.com/watch?v=CvT9_j0Fvqc

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mookie’s Minute on NBL.com.au

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, […]

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Gerald Green jumps – head above the rim!

We all know that Gerald Green is an athletic freak. But this video is just further confirmation of that fact. Watch as Green jumps during a Indiana Pacers training session, with his head well and truly above the rim. http://youtube.com/watch?v=X70N-l4aSO4  

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Wilt Chamberlain rare video: amazing leaping ability

Wilt Chamberlain was a remarkable athlete. I think that goes without saying. However, the thing about Wilt the Stilt coming from a bygone era is that so many of us have not watched him in action. It’s easy to dismiss his abilities as not worthy of the current era of superstar athletes. Truthfully, many NBA […]

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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 […]

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Retro NBA commercial: 1996 Dream Team Tattoos

Did you know that simply by purchasing a Jell-O cup back in 1996 you could look like a hard-hitting gangsta with your very own 1996 Dream Team tattoo? Tattoo… or applique… same thing, right?  Either way, this is a pretty fun flashback commercial. Who is that little white guy wearing number 12, by the way? […]

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Steve Nash makes Lakers debut

The much awaited debut of Steve Nash in Los Angeles Lakers colours came today, as the Lakeshow took on the Golden State Warriors in NBA pre-season play. Whilst Dwight Howard sat courtside in a clownish suit, Nash put up five points and three assists in 14 minutes, including a decent ankle breaker on Jarrett Jack […]

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 […]

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New York or LA – which will be the bigger rivalry in 2012-13?

The lockout-shortened 2011-12 NBA season brought us possibly the closest rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers that we’ve ever seen. With only one win separating the regular season records of both teams, the bolstering of the Clippers’ lineup with the arrival of Chris Paul certainly paid dividends. It might be a bit early […]

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