Australian Basketballers In The NBA
Although the USA always has been – and probably always will be – the world’s basketball powerhouse, Australia is beginning to develop some serious strength. Aussies have been playing in the NBA for years, but never in the numbers that they are at the moment.
There is currently a total of eight Australian’s playing for six […]
Tokyo 2020: Everything You Need To Know As A Boomer’s Fan
The 2020 Olympics are coming up in just over 3 years. Following the strong performance of the Australian men’s basketball team, the Boomers, in 2016, many fans have very high expectations coming into the Tokyo games. Below I will outline everything that you need to know about the Australian Boomers’ lead up, including information about […]read more
Wheelchair Basketball in Australia
Although we can’t yet compete with world heavyweights America, Australia’s basketball prowess is growing. Proof of this is in the fact that NBA recruiters are continually looking to Australian players to draft – many of which have gone on to become superstars in recent years.
However, what people don’t realise is that Australia also has a […]
The World’s Major Basketball Tournaments
International basketball has never been better than it is today. Forty or fifty years ago, the United States was the only true power in the basketball world. However, that has changed as the game has grown, spreading to more and more countries than ever before. This is particularly true in the men’s game, but the […]read more
Patty Mills: Australia’s Best
In a late December game against the Houston Rockets, the San Antonio Spurs managed to claw back from a deficit to pull within one point with less than 25 seconds remaining. Both Kawhi Leonard and then Manu Ginobili found themselves swarmed by Houston defenders as they tried to drive. The chance of an easy basket […]read more
6 of the best basketball shots ever
6 of the best basketball shots ever:
Trick shot from feet
Okay, let’s begin with the classic trick shot: it looks spectacular, takes a lot of skill, and takes a lot of practice to make it work. However, once it has worked, the final results are spectacular and absolutely worth it!
In this video, we see a young […]
Variations of traditional basketball
Since its invention around 125 years ago, basketball has exploded to become one of the most popular and most participated in sports in the world. It is played widely on almost every continent on earth (except perhaps Antarctica), and offers major professional opportunities for skilled players. It has changed a lot since its inception, but […]read more
Become A Leader On Court And Watch Your Game Improve
It doesn’t matter if it comes naturally to you or if you need to work extremely hard at it, everyone has the potential to become a leader. You could be a leader in your sports team, your university lab course, or in any other activity which you participate in. Usually, if you make the step […]read more
The Best Ways To Improve Your Vertical Leap
As most basketball players and supporters know, having a good vertical leap is extremely beneficial when playing ball. It is useful when shooting, rebounding, and defending, as it gives you an edge over shorter players or ones who are not able to jump as high. Something you may not have known is that your vertical […]read more
A disappointing finish to their Rio campaign saw Australia finish the 2016 Paralympics in sixth place.The world champions went into the tournament with high hopes, and looked in the running for gold following an impressive start to the tournament.The opening game saw a dominant display from Australia in a crushing 70-50 win over the Netherlands.A […]read more