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…

The NBA Season is finally here and the Lakers kicked their season off with a loss to Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors which can only mean one thing….it’s time to make giant, sweeping generalisations about my favourite team. After all, calm and sensible takes would be against the…

Did you know Martin Luther King Jnr, Barbara Walters and Anne Frank were all born in the same year — 1929? Probably not. Why would you? Anyway, if this makes your brain hurt as much as mine, it’s likely because each of them were prominent historical figures at very different…

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…

Jordan or LeBron? 1996 Bulls or 2016 Warriors? Russell or Wilt? We’re sports fans: forging heated, irrational, impossibly unquantifiable arguments is what we do. …

The NBA Playoffs have not gone to plan. Injuries and upsets have left a curious collection of teams vying for a Championship. …

Can we finally call time-out on convoluted defensive analytics and start actually watching basketball?

The 2020/21 Playoffs are already some of the strangest in recent memory, in part because both the Eastern & Western Conference №1 Seeds are out. …

We’ve all played with this guy. You have the ball on the wing and you swing it around the perimeter until it hits him above the opposite break, at which point there’s only one thing left to do….get back on D. Because one thing is for absolute sure: that shot’s…

What’s next for Luka Doncic, and does the answer lie in this year’s MVP Race?

Luka Doncic is the real deal. The things he’s doing this early in his NBA career are essentially unprecedented. …

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