Posts Tagged ‘Portland Trailblazers’

Contenders and Pretenders – Early Season Edition

I know, it’s a little early. But with most teams having played 8 or more games, it’s enough of a sample size to get a feel for who will be the true contenders this season, and which teams are just making up the numbers. The Contenders 1. Miami Heat – They couldn’t have played their […]

5 Burning Qs and Predictions for the 2011 NBA Playoffs

I don’t know if I’ve told you this before, but man, I love the playoffs.  I really love em.  And you all know how much I love my NBA. I can’t wait till the regular season rolls around, to see how prior champions respond, to see the new cream rise to the top. To follow […]

Sunday Six Pack: Three-peats, Rose and the Rose Garden

ONE: We haven’t spoken much of Bogut the past few weeks here at NBAMate. Truth be told, there hasn’t been much exciting news to talk about. The Bucks spiralled out of playoff contention (I will never EVER understand how the Indiana Pacers finished above the Milwaukee Bucks in 2010-2011) and Bogut, battling through injury, has […]

Sunday Six Pack: Ray, Trades and Trailblazers

ONE: It’s hard to watch Bogut and the Bucks these days without getting a little frustrated. Frustrated because the Big Aussie is still obviously bothered by that arm injury, and can’t seem to get any consistency back in his game. Frustrated because the Bucks themselves are a shadow of the team that was rampaging through […]

Metallica And The 2010-11 NBA Season So Far

Last Saturday, I had one of the great experiences of my life seeing Metallica at the Acer Arena. While I have a pretty wide musical palate, Metallica have always been one of my true loves ever since a bogan classmate loaned me a mix CD of their greatest work when I was 12 and we […]

Previewing our viewing: 3 must-watch November games on One HD

A new feature here at NBAmate, we look at three of the most intriguing games  on free-to-air Australian TV in the upcoming month. Preference will be given to teams that don’t usually get an enormous amount of exposure. Friday 5th of November 1:30pm Thunder @ Blazers With two of the very best young teams in […]

2010-11 NBA Preview – Sleepers, Creepers and Grenades

Greetings, gentlemen and ladyboys. Today I come to you not from the glitz and glamour of South Beach, the sunshine and G-strings of the Gold Coast or even from amongst the skanky delights of my home city’s own Kings Cross. Instead, I come to you from my family’s apartment, right under the Sydney Airport flight […]

5 Win-Win Trades

JT is the newest writer to hit the pine for NBAMate. A Brett Maher-like streak shooter in his heyday, JT now finds time to break down the fundamentals of the round-ball game in between changing diapers and other fatherly duties. Typically an NBA trade produces a winner and a loser, but here are five trade […]

Sunday Six Pack: Decorating Bogut, Shout-outs, and Dying by the Kobe

ONE: Haven’t done an Aussie Roundup in a little while – guess I’m still recovering from the tragic news of Bogut’s injury. But there is some cause for rejoice for Aussie NBA fans. In case you weren’t following the blow-out that was Game 2 of Phoenix vs Portland, our own Patty Mills got a 7-minute […]

The only Playoff Preview you’ll need – Part I

They’re finally here. The 2010 NBA Playoffs. The second season. The reason we play 82. On the eve of Day 1 of the playoffs, Ant and Rob break down each series the old-fashioned way, position-by-position, as well as telling you what really matters. You know, like what beer to drink, who you should be rooting […]