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.

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Bogut traded to Philadelphia, but don’t expect him to stay there

Bogut traded to Philadelphia, but don’t expect him to stay there

by , 24 Feb 2017

Andrew Bogut is set to hit the free agent market in search of a team that could win him another NBA championship, after reportedly being traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Toronto wins the trade deadline and moves into the circle of contenders

Toronto wins the trade deadline and moves into the circle of contenders

by , 24 Feb 2017

The NBA trade deadline is a strange land, a place where PJ Tucker can be more important than DeMarcus Cousins.

Cavs, Spurs set to pursue Bogut

Cavs, Spurs set to pursue Bogut

by , 24 Feb 2017

Andrew Bogut is set to hit the free agent market in search of a team that could win him another NBA championship, after reportedly being traded from the Dallas Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Illawarra Hawks book spot in NBL grand final with eight-point win

Illawarra Hawks book spot in NBL grand final with eight-point win

by , 23 Feb 2017

For the second season in a row, the NBL minor premiers have been knocked out in the semi-finals as the Illawarra Hawks defeated the Adelaide 36ers on the road in Game 3 by eight points.

Adelaide 36ers vs Illawarra Hawks: NBL semi-finals Game 3 live scores, blog

Adelaide 36ers vs Illawarra Hawks: NBL semi-finals Game 3 live scores, blog

by , 23 Feb 2017 Popular article!

Match result: For the second season in a row, the NBL minor premiers have been knocked out in the semi-finals as the Illawarra Hawks defeated the Adelaide 36ers on the road in Game 3 by eight points.

Sixers go quiet ahead of Game 3 vs ‘dirty’ Hawks

Sixers go quiet ahead of Game 3 vs ‘dirty’ Hawks

by , 23 Feb 2017

Captain Mitch Creek followed MVP Jerome Randle’s lead in calling the Illawarra Hawks dirty ahead of Game 2 of their NBL semi-final series and now the pressure is on the minor premier Adelaide 36ers to reach the grand final with the Perth Wildcats already waiting.

The Clippers are going backwards

The Clippers are going backwards

by , 23 Feb 2017

The Clippers are not going to win the NBA Championship this year. If rumours are true that Chris Paul has verbally committed to a $200-million deal while also keeping Blake Griffin, they won’t win the title for a long time either.

Why is nobody talking about John Wall?

Why is nobody talking about John Wall?

by , 22 Feb 2017

Recently I was sitting at a table with other basketball enthusiasts talking about who is leading the NBA’s MVP race at the All Star break.

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins: Will it work?

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins: Will it work?

by , 22 Feb 2017

McHale and Parish; Duncan and Robinson; Olajuwon and Sampson; Griffin and Jordan – and now, Cousins and Davis?

The jokers in Sacramento gift New Orleans a King

The jokers in Sacramento gift New Orleans a King

by , 21 Feb 2017

‘Altruistic’ is the only positive way to view the Sacramento Kings’ decision yesterday to trade away DeMarcus Cousins.


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