Category Archives: Around the Globe

A look at Basketball across all the leagues of the world

Thon Maker, a story like no other

Last month Australian giant Thon Maker had every college coach in the NCAA drooling when he announced to the world he would leave high school early to attend college. The upcoming months the Mike Krzyzewski's and and John Calipari's of the world try their best to develop a relationship with the young star in attempts to wear blue and white for their school, problem is...
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LSU signee Ben Simmons as good as advertised

The hype and the expectations surrounding Ben Simmons seem almost unfair to put on the shoulders of an 18-year old. The comparisons to guys like Kobe and LeBron. The tweet from Shaquille O’Neal proclaiming that “LSU just signed the best player in the world” when Simmons signed with the Tigers in November. The dozen or so cameras and tape recorders in his face Wednesday at the Alario Center,...
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Joe Ingles set to be a New Orleans Pelican?

Flash-back to the 2012 London Olympics and the basketball world was transfixed on how Team-USA would win their next gold-medal. Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony led the way as they walked easily towards their goal of being the best basketball nation in the world. One of the sub-plots to transpire was the emergence of Australian small-forward Joe Ingles. The...
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Ater Majok (LA Lakers Draft Pick) Podcast #18

"I'm glad they announced me as being from the Gold Coast (Blaze) instead of UConn, I was actually more exciting to be announced from Australia because not many people have been able to represent Australia (in the NBA)" - Ater Majok takes us through what it was like being drafted by the LA Lakers. Ater Majok led the NBL in...
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Aron Baynes joins NBA’s San Antonio Spurs for rest of 2013

Today the Spurs have signed Aussie Big Man Aron Baynes from Slovenian Euroleague club Union Olimpija. The signing caps off an amazing year for Baynes who after really blossoming during the second half of the Boomers Olympic campaign went on to destroy most of Europes big men before catching the eyes of numerous NBA teams. The Spurs have had to pay out close to $400,000 to...
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Should the Spurs trade Patty? Should Patty want to be traded?

December 15th is a significant day on the NBA calendar.  It is the first day that free agents signed in the offseason can be traded.  For the San Antonio Spurs, that means it's the first day Boris Diaw, Pat Mills and Tim Duncan (unlikely) can be traded. So since they can, should the Spurs look to move the only Aussie in the NBA right now? Perhaps Patty...
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