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 […]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Big Bird teach you subtraction

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (7'2") looks short next to Big Bird (8'2") — but only one is a Hall of Fame NBA centre. That said, I think the yellow fella would be pretty good at boxing out in the post. In this video clip from Sesame Street, Kareem and BB teach you all about how subtraction works. […]

Andre Drummond airballs both free throws

Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons did his best impression of Shaquille O'Neal against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, as he airballed two consecutive free throws. Watch the video.

NBL Semi-Final Preview: New Zealand Breakers v Sydney Kings

Tonight sees the tip-off of the first versus fourth NBL Semi-final series between the New Zealand Breakers and the Sydney Kings. In terms of disparity of expectations at the start of the season between these two teams, there could not be a bigger gap.  The two-time reigning champion Breakers were clear favourites at the top […]

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 […]

Team manager with neurological disorder dunks the ball

There seems to be a little bit of a trend lately. Inspiring videos are popping up on youtube and in news bulletins, showing high school teams giving opportunities to disadvantaged team mates and team managers. Often they are someone who has loyally served the team and shown support, and the team decides to reward that […]

Betting tips on who to win the NBA season this year

If you're a basketball fan then the one question on your mind will be “who is going to win the NBA championship 2013?” Last year’s qualifiers were amazing, followed by a brilliant clash between The Thunder and Heat. This year’s season is shaping up to be an intense experience for all fans, especially those who […]

Aussie Rules Football team signs US College Basketballer

Australian Rules Football club, the North Melbourne Kangaroos, has signed Eric Wallace, an American College basketball player, to a two year contract after he impressed in a 10 day trial and the AFL Draft Combine in October. Wallace is described as a 196cm (6'5"), 102kg (224lb) big man in this article, however his profile at […]

Wilt and Kareem dunk all over each other [video]

This video is a fantastic example of how dominant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain were as physical specimens, as they dunk all over each other in some brutal matchups. These guys would certainly make their mark in today's big man-poor NBA.

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.

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

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. […]

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

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 […]