As you already know, the 2016/2017 NBA season has well and truly taken off. It’s nearly two months since the first game of the league’s regular season and as expected, the entertainment hasn’t gone missing. Basketball fans have seen some great games, notable performances from big-time players, met the newcomers (rookies), and all the...
Here at Aussie Hoopla, we love two things – Australian basketball and trivia about Australian basketball. As the end of 2016 approaches, it is always nice to look back on the events of the past. So, print this page out or read it off your screen and play with your friends to see who is the real hoops tragic. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, though; there...Read more
For the first time since they won the 2011 NBA title, optimism entering this season is sky-high around the Dallas Mavericks’ headquarters. That’s because there are Mavericks insiders who believe the team has an excellent chance of getting out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 championship season. There is also the feeling the Mavericks have a good shot...Read more
With the Boomers finishing off their 2016 Rio Olympic Games campaign with heart-wrenching, infuriating fourth place, it’s time to look forward to the next Boomers squad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Many of the key players who led Australia in capturing the country’s hearts in Brazil will be primed for another go around but it’s the potential young stars that could send the team to...Read more
The Australian National team will be playable in the upcoming NBA 2K17 and it's certainly got aussie hoops fans excited, but this is not (officially) the first time the Australian Boomers have been featured in the 2K franchise. This is due to the mammoth job the team behind the NBL2kMOD project, the first digital replica of Australian basketball in the world of gaming. If you're not aware...Read more
This week Ben Simmons wasbeing named to the All-NBA Summer League First Team (former NBL player Jordan McCrae and Australian Thon Maker also made the second team), signalling his step into NBA superstardom. Anyone who watched Simmons take on fellow members of his draft class it was easy to see Simmons has all the tools required of a genuine superstar in the NBA. Philadelphia 76ers and...Read more
Hey Aussie NBA Fans, Do you want to enter Australia's longest running NBA playoff bracket competition? Do you think you know more about the NBA than the rest of the basketball tragic's we know and love as the Aussie Hoopla faithful? Want to compare your tips for the NBA crown to notable celebrity hoop heads like...Read more
“I Wanna be like Mike”to quote the 1992 Gatorade commercial. The advertisement campaign I refer to was merely a promotional ploy focused on selling orange beverages, but it is also an example of how endemic the belief that Michael Jordan's has no equal on a basketball court and how this myth has been spread through society. Media, fans, reporters...
It’s no coincidence that Andre Iguodala entering the Warriors starting line-up in Game 4 during last year’s Finals resulted in the Warriors winning the last three games of the series. The ‘Death Line-up’ as it is referred to by the media consists of Stephen Curry, Tristan Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green and that unit, when starting in last year’s Finals series outscored the...Read more
The NBA has released its official 2016 NBA Draft Combine list today. One name who isn't on the list of expected attendees is our own Ben Simmons. This shouldn't however be too much of a surprise to those keeping track. The NBA Draft Combine is a multi-day showcase which occurs every May before the NBA draft. It's purpose is to allow NBA coaches, general managers, and scouts...Read more