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The List: Not-so-Whacky Adjustments to All-Star Weekend

There’s no question most of us at some point get bored with the same old All-Star Weekend showcase year in, year out. We all understand that the NBA has to promote its product and its players in the best way possible and that means lots of dunks, 3-pointers, rookies, celebrities who think they got game, […]

The List: Uniformed Decisions

I’ve always made it a point at the start of each season to observe which teams have sported a new look -  more so than a player sporting new kicks. If you’re a heavy jersey buyer like me, than new NBA uniforms are always an eye-opener. Yes, a new uniform, logo or colour has absolutely […]

The List – Listless in 2011

Injuries are just downright crippling. It destroys your team’s hopes, corrupts your sports bets (both meanings), deprives you of valuable fantasy points, and lowers your self-esteem. They are and will always be a literal and categorical kick to the guts. It’s like getting a ridiculous speeding fine from a cop who should be sitting in […]

Milwaukee Bucks Preview 2010-2011

This is our contribution to the 2010 NBA Blog Previews run by Jeff over at the very excellent Celtics Blog. With the big Aussie anchoring the middle in All-NBA form, it seemed kind of obvious for us to write a Bucks preview this time round. Every season there’s always a ‘sleeper’ that pops up out […]

The Re-Dream Team

For all the hype surrounding the ‘Redeem Team’ of the 2008 Olympics, this 2010 World Championship version won’t be anywhere near the same ballpark of the its star-studded predecessor. It’s just as exciting, but it also has the potential to FAIL at the final hurdle. In the past, I’ve shrieked at some of the names […]

Short Shorts the Sequel: The Game 7 Wishlist

So it has come down to this (once again in the Marv Albert tone coz we miss him), Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Boston v LA. Before MJ showed up, there were these two titans battling it out, and even after MJ left us, these two are still around. We said before the series […]

Round Ball Fever: The All-NBA FIFA Team

Taking a break from the madness of the NBA Finals, the 2010 FIFA World Cup starts this weekend which should provide a brief, pleasurable diversion from footy-mad Melbourne. Maybe not for us hardened NBA fans who have enjoyed the excitement of the Celtics/Lakers confrontation unfold. But if you’re a diehard sports fan, then the next […]

Short Shorts: The Burning Q’s

Boston versus LA is far and away the sexiest matchup basketball has ever produced. The record books speak for themselves, the titles between them illustrate that and the utter disgust for one another is pure gold. Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic can’t stand the sight of green. Celtics fans can’t wait for their next opportunity […]

Better than 08?

Somehow, some way, it’s coming. If the events of the past week in the NBA playoffs weren’t enough indication, they’ll be another epic blockbuster with a cataclysmic finale this summer (or winter, depending on what part of the globe your nuts freeze in). If this was Jeff Van Gundy, you’d hear something along the lines […]

The ESPN Curse

Once upon a dime the NBA was showcased by America’s National Broadcasting Company (NBC) who used to broadcast all the games. Fans who loved their NBA during the Jordan-era of the 90’s will undoubtedly remember a guy by the name of Bob Costas who used to rip up some of the best intros to games […]