It’s August 2016; Trump is campaigning for President, Batman v Superman is stinking up cinemas and Pokemon Go has people lurking around local parks staring through their phones at pretend animals like straight-up weirdos. I’m working in a soul-crushing job trying to figure out what to do with my life…

Full disclosure: I’m an NBA guy. I don’t watch college basketball, I catch a little bit of WNBA and, at best, I dabble in Australia’s NBL despite living in Melbourne. My heart belongs to NBA basketball. Yet when the Olympics roll around I’m hooked on international basketball for two straight…

If you didn’t know it yet, you do now; this is not the NBA. This is international basketball where defense is king, full-court presses are the norm and ‘physicality’ is code for getting beat the hell up. It’s gritty, its messy, and its fantastic!

Australia opened their campaign with the…

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Lukewarm & more-or-less completely unqualified NBA takes from the other side of the globe

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