Patty Mills does Australia proud

On the eve of the NBA play-offs, Boomers point guard Patty Mills erupted with the fourth-highest scoring performance by an Australian in the competition’s history. Mills became just the second Australian to score 27 points in an NBA game when he led all scorers in San Antonio’s 110-106 win over Phoenix. The 23-year-old, who started … [Read the full story]

Stern and Hunter just can’t see eye to eye

The NBA Players Association rejected the owners’ latest offer and have launched the process to disband their union, throwing the entire 2011-2012 pro basketball season into jeopardy. “The players feel they’re not prepared to accept any ultimatum,” said Billy Hunter, the executive director of the players union. He called the offer “extremely unfair” on the … [Read the full story]

NBA’s Crittenton identified by witness to murder

Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was identified from a photo lineup by a witness as the gunman who fatally shot a woman last month, an Atlanta police detective testified at a hearing. James Thorpe said a man who was walking with Julian Jones when she was shot had a “good, clear look” at the shooter … [Read the full story]

NBA negotiations get slammed

NBA players and club owners have broken off negotiations in their money dispute, leading to the cancellation of the remaining pre-season games. With no new talks planned, regular-season games on Tuesday (EDT) may well be cancelled. Bargaining committees met for more than four hours in a failed last-ditch bid to solve a shut-down over financial … [Read the full story]

Andrew Bogut may boomerang back to Oz

Andrew Bogut may be returning to Australia, with the NBA star reportedly set to join Patty Mills in the National Basketball League this season. Melbourne Tigers announced the signing of Mills on Monday, with the Portland Trail Blazers guard agreeing to play for the club until the NBA lockout ends. Milwaukee Bucks centre Bogut said … [Read the full story]

NBA files lawsuit against players union

The NBA has filed a federal lawsuit against the league’s players union, hoping to establish the legality of the lockout imposed a month ago and protect against a possible lawsuit. League officials also announced they were filing an unfair labour practice charge against the National Basketball Players Association, claiming the union has not bargained in … [Read the full story]

Irving wants to represent the country he was born in…Oz bless ya Kyrie

Cleveland Cavaliers selected Australia’s Kyrie Irving as their No.1 pick in the NBA Draft, but doubts remain whether the 19-year-old will play for the Boomers. Melbourne-born Kyrie Irving, who spent the first two years of his life in Australia before moving to New York, has stated his desire to represent the Boomers at the 2012 … [Read the full story]

Pistol-whipped by 6 feet 9 inches Big O

Former NBA player Oliver Miller, known as The Big O, is facing charges for allegedly pistol-whipping a guest at a Maryland BBQ. Miller, 41, was charged with first and second degree assault for his alleged involvement in the altercation that took place Sunday in Arnold, 56kms east of Washington, D.C. The former Phoenix Suns and … [Read the full story]

Patty Mills feels at home in the NBA

The progress Patty Mills has made in his almost-two years in the NBA won’t be found in a Portland Trail Blazers box score. His statistical contributions have increased from irrelevantly low to moderately low, with a few breakout games here and there. But he does now feel he belongs in the NBA. Mills is now … [Read the full story]

Bogut will have surgery when season ends

Australia’s Andrew Bogut says he will likely undergo surgery on his troublesome right elbow as soon as Milwaukee Bucks’ season ends. Bogut dislocated the elbow during 2010 in a sickening season-ending injury that also forced him out of the world basketball championships in Turkey, but with his shooting percentage slipping from 58 per cent two … [Read the full story]

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