Rookie Reviews: 10 games in edition – The Ball, the Ant and the Fast PP

In this early part of the 2020/2021 NBA season, Tom Hall and Harry Harrison appraise some of the standout Rookie performers.

The Sound of Silence: NBA’s PA Announcers on life without fans

In the midst of a pandemic, fans face a season away from their teams, Josh Coyne speaks to some of those closer to the game than anyone – the PA Announcers.

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Kobe memories, the Steph show, Brooklyn’s woe and Embiid’s magnificent Sixers

Mike, Tom and Matt discuss Kobe Bryant one year on, Stephen Curry’s record setting night, the NBA Players of the Week, and more.

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NBA

Out of cold storage due to the pandemic’s fiscal impact, NBA expansion talk is heating up again

After most of a year with the primary focus of the NBA geared towards survival…

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Ranking potential James Harden trade destinations

Houston has a Harden problem. Tom Hall takes a look around the league and makes the case for teams that should move in for one of the league’s most polarising stars.

Jaylen Brown has taken ‘The Leap’, but what does that mean for the Boston Celtics?

The rise of a new superstar in Boston seems like good news, but Charlie Liptrott wonders whether it might throw a few spanners into the Celtics’ works

Here come the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs might not have much to shoot for this season, but Huw Hopkins believes their performance could depend on how quickly they return to contention

The 2020-21 season is so important for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving has had quite the ride since leaving Cleveland. Now in Brooklyn, he looks to realign his career.

The Return of Moreyball

The style of basketball which Daryl Morey implemented during his time as the GM of the Houston Rockets was often labelled ‘Moreyball’. The Rockets, knew that in order to beat the NBA’s high-spending, bigger market, teams, they had to outsmart them. Now, in Philly, Morey is tasked with doing it all again and reshaping a team with mercurial talent.

Sam Presti and the Risks of Asset Accumulation

Asset accumulation is a prevalent front office strategy. Logically, it provides teams with the best chance of landing a star. But Charlie Liptrott asks whether the toll it takes on players is worth it.

A franchise-defining season awaits the Los Angeles Clippers

On paper, the Clippers had high hopes last season, but Charlie Liptrott shows why LA can’t just cross it all out and start again

PODCASTS

Harden has landed, MLK Day tip-offs, Players of the Week and sea shanties

Mike, Nick and Tom celebrate the early MLK Day tip-offs, talk positively about the New York Knicks for the third consecutive week and more.

Kyrie goes missing, democracy is rocked and the Knicks continue to be tolerable

Huw, Josh and Nick discuss the end of the world as we know it, after the Capitol building in Washington was ransacked… also some NBA news.

Stephen Curry goes nuclear, surprising team predictions and Knicks praise… wait, what?

Mike Miller and Tom Hall dissect Stephen Curry’s 62 point explosion and what this means to the Warriors going forward, before making some predictions about some of the teams that have surprised them so far this season.

Far too early overreactions, Christmas Day woes, the total clip-show and NY resolutions

Mike, Josh and Tom are here to overreact to the opening salvos of the new NBA season, slander Paul George and much more.

NBA

Out of cold storage due to the pandemic’s fiscal impact, NBA expansion talk is heating up again

After most of a year with the primary focus of the NBA geared towards survival…

James Harden Beard
Ranking potential James Harden trade destinations

Houston has a Harden problem. Tom Hall takes a look around the league and makes the case for teams that should move in for one of the league’s most polarising stars.

Jaylen Brown has taken ‘The Leap’, but what does that mean for the Boston Celtics?

The rise of a new superstar in Boston seems like good news, but Charlie Liptrott wonders whether it might throw a few spanners into the Celtics’ works

Here come the Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs might not have much to shoot for this season, but Huw Hopkins believes their performance could depend on how quickly they return to contention

WNBA

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The Rise of Sabrina, the next face of the WNBA

Sabrina Ionescu’s rookie season was cut short, but Aoife Kane is still excited for her career with the New York Liberty

New LA Sparks big Kristine Anigwe will use experience with GB Basketball

Playing with WNBA championship contender LA Sparks will help Kristine Anigwe in her professional career, but she tells Huw Hopkins about how she plans bring the experience back to the British team.

Episode 337 – Black Lives Matter

Huw Hopkins speaks to Chicago Sky head coach James Wade about the Black Lives Matter international human rights movement.

Shooting hoops with legendary basketball photographer Mansoor Ahmed

In the modern history of basketball, one man has been there for almost every big moment in Britain, and Huw Hopkins met the great Mansoor Ahmed

WNBA

Sabrina Ionescu
The Rise of Sabrina, the next face of the WNBA

Sabrina Ionescu’s rookie season was cut short, but Aoife Kane is still excited for her career with the New York Liberty

New LA Sparks big Kristine Anigwe will use experience with GB Basketball

Playing with WNBA championship contender LA Sparks will help Kristine Anigwe in her professional career, but she tells Huw Hopkins about how she plans bring the experience back to the British team.

Episode 337 – Black Lives Matter

Huw Hopkins speaks to Chicago Sky head coach James Wade about the Black Lives Matter international human rights movement.

Shooting hoops with legendary basketball photographer Mansoor Ahmed

In the modern history of basketball, one man has been there for almost every big moment in Britain, and Huw Hopkins met the great Mansoor Ahmed

FIBA

Successful FIBA Continental Cup Qualifiers showcase FIBA’s global operational capacity

FIBA delivered a successful November window of FIBA Continental Cup Qualifiers across four continents amidst the global pandemic.

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FIBA enters global partnership agreement with electronics giant TCL

FIBA and TCL have announced a new global partnership, following the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019

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The Step Back: The Skiles the limit

On this day in 1990, Scott Skiles set an NBA single-game record for assists with a whopping 30. Sean Guest looks back on a mark that still stands to this day.

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Step Back Special: Step Back into Christmas

Ahead of this year’s festive showcase, Sean Guest looks back at some of the most memorable Christmas Day games