Posts Tagged ‘NBAMate in America’

Bulls Relegate Pistons to a Cavalier Fate

AP Photo/Duane Burleson It was the closest game I’ve seen so far on my US trip, a game that literally came down to the last second. Unfortunately for me, the result went the wrong way. The Pistons and Bulls faced off Monday night in Auburn Hills knowing that the loser would most likely have to […]

Lakers vs Nuggets and the Day I Met Machine

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill I had to go back to LA. When planning my trip and looking at the games schedule, I knew I had to keep moving East to get to my eventual goal of reaching New York. But there it was, Nuggets @ Lakers, too hard to resist. Especially given the Nuggets new-found […]

The Happiest Aussie in Auburn Hills

In the last week I’ve been traveling around watching games in LA, Houston and Dallas. While the experience has been amazing to say the least, I found myself leaving the arenas feeling a little… I dunno, empty. Cheering on the Lakers, Rockets and Mavs was fun, don’t get me wrong, but ultimately I was indifferent […]

Looking over the Shoulders of Giants – Rockets vs Magic

Two nights ago I was at the Toyota Center in Houston cheering along the Rockets while secretly hoping for a close finish (like any mutual fan would). The main reason I marked down this game in my calendar? To see Dwight vs Yao of course. I forked out extra money to get really good seats […]

The Mavs are Coming

(AP Photo/Donna McWilliam) So you thought the Dallas Mavericks were going to stumble into the playoffs by default, becoming a short-lived 8th seeded passenger? Think again. After effectively terminating the Suns playoff hopes with a 24-point slaughtering on Sunday, the Mavs tonight completely dismantled a Utah team fighting to stay ahead of them in the […]

My First NBA Game – 20 Years in the Making

(AP Photo/Hector Mata) Wow. It finally happened. After obsessively following the NBA from Australia for most of the last 20 years, including a trip to the US in ‘04 where I just missed the postseason, I finally saw my first NBA game in the flesh. It was very surreal, and I don’t think you can […]

Touch Down in LA

The only thing good about the 14 hour flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles? You get to catch up on all the movies you haven’t seen in the past year. Like, every single one of them. Quantum of Solace, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Burn After Reading and Wall-E rounded out my movie marathon […]

The Aussie Blogger is coming to America

Yes, I’m extremely excited to announce that having booked my flights yesterday, there is now nothing that can stop me from reaching the promised land of basketball. For five weeks I will be soaking up everything the USA and the NBA has to offer. It’s not my first time to the States – I was […]