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Posts Tagged ‘Australia Day’
Please make welcome Kyrie ‘Aussie’ Irving to the NBAMate Wall of Fame. We thought this would be a fitting post on Australia Day because it’s not every day that a new face appears in the WoF, especially a guy with this much talent and one who has Aussie roots. Kyrie was born in Australia in […]
There are very few things uglier than blind patriotism. To borrow a line from Irish playwright G.B.Shaw – who had been known to fling a ball or two at his local peach basket – it is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. So in […]
The Bogometer has been a little behind lately, and indeed I haven’t spoken much of Mr. Bogut since I lamented his inability to string four good games together. Well, Drew must have read my post because since I wrote it he has enjoyed his most consistent patch of the season: 5 double-doubles out of 7 […]
The NBA has become a truly international sport. Last season there were 75 non-US players on NBA rosters, many of them amongst the league’s elite: Yao, Dirk, Nash, Ginobili and Parker to name a few. When you talk about the Australian contingent most people probably think of Andrew Bogut, and maybe hold vague memories of […]