Category Archives: NBA

Interesting news from the premier basketball league in the world… the NBA

How would a team of ANZACs fare in the NBA?

With ANZAC Day once again upon us people from Australia and New Zealand are paying their respects to those fallen soldiers who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy. There are also seven players from either Australia or New Zealand who are following the symbolic ANZAC tradition by giving it their all for their respective clubs in the NBA Playoffs.   But what would happen if...
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Has Joe Ingles priced himself out of Utah?

Joe Ingles may have the lowest usage rate of any player on the Jazz, but he still finds ways to contribute to the box score and it’s no coincidence that the Jazz’s success has run parallel with Ingles becoming a larger part of the team’s rotation.   Ingles had his best month in March, a period where he averaged 9 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal...
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Ben Simmons is a guy worth the wait

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...

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Aussie Hoopla Christmas Quiz

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...
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Andrew Bogut has the Mavericks eyeing a top 4 spot

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...
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Looking Forward to the 2020 Olympics for the Boomers

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...
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NBL2KMOD is everything an NBL fanatic could want

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...
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NBA play-off bracket competition

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?   nba comp stars Want to compare your tips for the NBA crown to notable celebrity hoop heads like...
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