Basketball

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

Brisbane Bullets vs Melbourne United: NBL preview

Brisbane Bullets vs Melbourne United: NBL preview

by , 21 Jan 2017

The Brisbane Bullets will be looking to put a heap of injuries behind them and put on a better performance against the inconsistent Melbourne United in Round 16 of the NBL.

Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans: Wildcats win in overtime

Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans: Wildcats win in overtime

by , 20 Jan 2017

The Perth Wildcats go into a crucial home fixture for their finals cause against the Cairns Taipans as favourites, but nonetheless nervous after results from earlier in the season. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 9:30pm (AEDT).

Illawarra Hawks vs New Zealand Breakers: NBL live scores

Illawarra Hawks vs New Zealand Breakers: NBL live scores

by , 20 Jan 2017

The inconsistent New Zealand Breakers will be looking to begin a run back towards the top four and finals Basketball, but it will be easier said than done with a tough trip to Wollongong to play the Illawarra Hawks on the agenda. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:30pm (AEDT).

Adelaide 36ers vs Brisbane Bullets: NBL live scores

Adelaide 36ers vs Brisbane Bullets: NBL live scores

by , 19 Jan 2017

The Adelaide 36ers will be out to start Round 16 of the NBL with a bang and push themselves closer to the minor premiership when they take on the undermanned and struggling Brisbane Bullets. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 7:30pm (AEDT).

The Trail Blazers are drowning in the mediocrity of their own making

The Trail Blazers are drowning in the mediocrity of their own making

by , 19 Jan 2017

Success is the NBA’s cruellest Kool-Aid, so sweet in the moment, often so direly bitter just months later.

Cairns Taipans vs Perth Wildcats: NBL live scores, blog

Cairns Taipans vs Perth Wildcats: NBL live scores, blog

by , 16 Jan 2017

Both the Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats are coming off a loss as the former looks to escape the bottom of the barrel and push towards the playoffs. Join The Roar for all the live scores, highlights and NBL action from 7:30pm (AEDT).

Brisbane Bullets vs New Zealand Breakers NBL: Breakers by 2

Brisbane Bullets vs New Zealand Breakers NBL: Breakers by 2

by , 15 Jan 2017

Match result: Kevin Dillard secured a two-point win for New Zealand on Sunday afternoon, giving the Breakers their first lead of the game on the buzzer.

NBA: Exum back for Jazz in big win

NBA: Exum back for Jazz in big win

by , 15 Jan 2017

Dante Exum was back on court for the Utah Jazz in their crushing NBA win over Aron Baynes’ Detroit Pistons just four days after the Australian guard was dropped to their lower-league affiliate.

36ers coach upset by rowdy Perth crowd

36ers coach upset by rowdy Perth crowd

by , 15 Jan 2017

Adelaide coach Joey Wright has questioned the behaviour of a sections of Perth’s NBL crowd, saying he’s uncomfortable with how close they were to the 36ers bench.

Another blow in tough 12 months for Gibbo

Another blow in tough 12 months for Gibbo

by , 14 Jan 2017

Adam Gibson has been one of Australia’s best basketball players the past decade.


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