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

NBA playoffs: Celtics and Wizards take control

NBA playoffs: Celtics and Wizards take control

by , 28 Apr 2017

NBA playoff action continued last night with a pair of crucial Eastern Conference Game fives. Both Boston and Washington were looking to seize control – while Atlanta and Chicago tried to cause an upset.

Liz Cambage coming home to WNBL

Liz Cambage coming home to WNBL

by , 27 Apr 2017

Superstar Opals centre Liz Cambage will play in the WNBL for the first time in five years.

NBA playoffs: Rockets close out Thunder, Jazz seize control

NBA playoffs: Rockets close out Thunder, Jazz seize control

by , 27 Apr 2017

The NBA playoffs continue and the vanquished are falling by the wayside. Here’s last night’s wrap.

Despite sweep, Paul George has set his standard

Despite sweep, Paul George has set his standard

by , 25 Apr 2017

In his second full season back since breaking his leg, Paul George has set the bar high for himself in 2018.

Joe Ingles stars as Jazz top Clippers

Joe Ingles stars as Jazz top Clippers

by , 25 Apr 2017

Joe Ingles came up big for the Utah Jazz as they defeated the LA Clippers 105-98 and levelled the series at two games apiece.

Bucks crush Raptors in dominant performance

Bucks crush Raptors in dominant performance

by , 23 Apr 2017

The Milwaukee Bucks have announced themselves as playoff ready in a 104-77 win over the Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Centre in front of their 18,717 rapid fans.

Painkillers or player-killers? Opiates in sport

by , 23 Apr 2017

Nobody wants to see their childhood heroes as broken humans. People expect professional athletes to show superhuman strength.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

by , 22 Apr 2017

It’s almost a must-win situation for the Oklahoma City Thunder when they return home to host Game 3 of their NBA first round Playoffs series against the Houston Rockets. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 11:30am (AEST).

Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

by , 22 Apr 2017

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs moves to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, as the red-hot Chicago Bulls face the struggling number 1 seed Boston Celtics. Join The Roar for a live blog of the match, starting from 9am AEST.

Sydney Kings add St Mary’s forward Dane Pineau for 2017-18 season

Sydney Kings add St Mary’s forward Dane Pineau for 2017-18 season

by , 22 Apr 2017

The Sydney Kings have continued their pro-active approach to the NBL off-season by announcing the signing of power forward Dane Pineau today.


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