Basketball

Last updated: 17 February, 2017

Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith and first played in 1891 in Massachusetts and has since become one of the most popular sports in the world. Basketball has many professional leagues across Europe, Asia and South America. The most important Basketball league however is the USA’s NBA, which features well known teams such as the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.

Basketball became an Olympic sport in 1936 and has thus became one of the more important Olympic events, peaking with the USA’s Dream Team in 1992 – possibly the greatest team ever assembled .

Probably Basketball’s most famous figure is Michael ‘Air’ Jordan, who wowed audiences all over with his unique ability. Other famous names include LeBron James, ‘Magic’ Johnson and Kobe Bryant.

The 2014 NBA season was won by the San Antonio Spurs who defeated the Miami Heat 4-1 in the NBA Finals. Kevin Durant was awarded regular season MVP while Kawhi Leonard was awarded finals MVP.

Basketball Articles

ACL injuries are tearible

ACL injuries are tearible

by , 23 Mar 2017

It is every sports person’s worst nightmare. An injury that for has such a diabolical effect on the body and a sporting career.

NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen preview

NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen preview

by , 23 Mar 2017

The first two rounds of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament have been completed and the madness continues this weekend with the Sweet Sixteen bracket filled out.

Nowhere men: The suffocating nothingness of the Atlanta Hawks

Nowhere men: The suffocating nothingness of the Atlanta Hawks

by , 21 Mar 2017

The Atlanta Hawks are not good and they are not bad – they are an enduring, bitterly resilient nothing.

The curious case of the Miami Heat

The curious case of the Miami Heat

by , 21 Mar 2017

The Miami Heat have been asking a lot more questions than they have been answering this season.

With a bold new logo, the Adelaide 36ers finally have an identity

With a bold new logo, the Adelaide 36ers finally have an identity

by , 21 Mar 2017

Whether the fans like it or not – and it seems that they don’t – the Adelaide 36ers have finally rebranded.

Rajon Rondo: Misunderstood and undervalued

Rajon Rondo: Misunderstood and undervalued

by , 20 Mar 2017

Rajon Rondo is not the same player he used to be. He is not the player that scored 40 points in the playoffs against Miami, and averaged 12 assists in the 2011-12 playoffs.

The Golden State Warriors can still win the title

The Golden State Warriors can still win the title

by , 20 Mar 2017

The Golden State Warriors are currently 55-14 and while they remain top of the Western Conference, Steph Curry and some other teammates have come under fire after a few recent losses.

What to expect when Golden State head to Oklahoma

What to expect when Golden State head to Oklahoma

by , 20 Mar 2017

The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oklahoma on March 21 (AEDT), in what will be the most watched match of the round.

Jameel McKay’s showtime grand final performance

by , 20 Mar 2017

Ten years from now we’ll still recall Bryce Cotton’s destruction of the Illawarra Hawks in Game 3 of the 2017 NBL grand final series.

Is Lavar Ball an annoying sports parent or a marketing genius?

by , 18 Mar 2017

We’ve all witnessed one or two in our time in junior sport: the dad who won’t stop yelling criticism from the sideline, who seems to forget he’s watching 13D cricket.


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