Absent Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has sent a video pledging her support for the Nigerian women’s team at the Tokyo Olympics in a bizarre turn of events. Just two weeks after withdrawing from the Games, and while under investigation by Basketball Australia over a physical and verbal altercation with the Nigerians in a LasContinue reading “Liz Cambage praises Nigeria after heated clash”
The NBL has signed the biggest broadcast deal in its history. The National Basketball League intends to ensure the long-term sustainability of the competition and its clubs by using a record new broadcast rights deal to help boost their bottom lines. NBL owner Larry Kestelman on Tuesday announced the league had cashed in on itsContinue reading “Breakers to receive cash injection”
Memphis Grizzlies to trade Jonas Valanciunas to New Orleans Pelicans for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, sources say
The New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a trade to send Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe and two future first-round picks — including the 10th overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft — to Memphis for center Jonas Valanciunas and the 17th overall pick, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Determined to create significant financial flexibility in free agency next week, the Pelicans are including theContinue reading “Memphis Grizzlies to trade Jonas Valanciunas to New Orleans Pelicans for Steven Adams, Eric Bledsoe, sources say”
5 Biggest Reasons for USA Men’s Basketball Team’s Meltdown to France Team USA got off to a rough start in the Tokyo Olympics with an 83-76 loss to France. This is the United States men’s team’s first loss in Olympic competition since 2004 when it lost to Argentina. The U.S. blew a seven-point lead inContinue reading “Team USA crumbles under pressure from France”
The Wellington Saints added title number 12 to their illustrious trophy cabinet this evening after hanging tough in a nail-biter and pipping the Taylor Hawke’s Bay Hawks 77-75 in the Sal’s NBL grand final this evening. All those in attendance at a packed out Te Rauparaha Arena were on the edge of their seats asContinue reading “Saints clinch title number 12!”
The Taylor Hawke’s Bay Hawks earned themselves a shot at redemption for the 2019 Sal’s NBL Grand Final loss after taking down the SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks 98-91 in their semi-final tonight at Te Rauparaha Arena. They’ll play the same team that got the better of them in Christchurch, Wellington Saints, off the backContinue reading “The Hawks are going to the finals!”
The Wellington Saints are one game away from their twelfth championship after knocking off the Sky Tower Auckland Huskies 99-73 at Te Rauparaha Arena this evening. A 30-piece from Tohi Smith-Milner along with 24 points from Kerwin Roach Jnr and a triple-double from Dion Prewster would prove to be the difference between the semi-finalists, butContinue reading “Saints manhandle the Huskies and secure a finals spot”
The short-answer is no, it won’t change anything because of our outdated and bland constitution which is keeping basketball in New Zealand in the dark ages. The document does not contain any clear or meaningful objects and has very subtle auditing guidelines, the constitution allows Basketball New Zealand to provide the bare minimum and hasContinue reading “Iain Potter resigns as Chief Executive – But will it change anything?”
Recently Basketball New Zealand announced that it was withdrawing the Tall Ferns, Tall Blacks the 3×3 teams from the Olympic Qualifiers this year. They released a statement which stated that because of the financial implications that Covid-19 brings, they are no longer able to participate in certain international events. Basketball New Zealand basically have saidContinue reading “Has Basketball New Zealand made the right decision withdrawing from the Olympic Qualifiers?”
Jesse: What is your full name and where are you from? Alex Talma, from Auckland, NZ. Jesse: Why did you choose the game of basketball? Alex: I was taller than most kids so got talked into trying basketball at age 10. Attended North Harbour tryouts and it really just went fromthere. Jesse: What schools haveContinue reading “Q&A With Alex Talma”
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