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Wait, What If?

The first ever annual Wait, What If? article. We spend an inordinate amount of time sitting and pondering these little sliding doors type moments and trying to predict what could be.

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Kamal Hylton – Recapping Fantastic First Season with NBA Nation Australia 

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

With the regular season quickly coming to a close, I thought this would be a good time to recap what was a fantastic first season of coverage for NBA Nation Australia.

I can’t thank the guys enough for bringing me on board, the big boss man Nick Caro, fellow writer Nick How teaching me Aussie phrases and lingo to use during interviews, Pumpa and Boof from the Hoops Podcast allowing me to share my experience on the show and all the other guys for helping spread the word.

Most of all, I thank the rest of the Aussie hoops community and fans of the site for genuinely appreciating the coverage. Knowing that you’re loving the work that we’re doing over here means a lot and isn’t taken for granted, I can tell you first hand that having support like this isn’t the case over here in North America. Through sharing   this season with you guys a part of me feels Australian, my next step is to actually make the flight over there.

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NBA Nation Australia’s Roundtable

Welcome to another edition of the NBA Nation Australia Roundtable!

This week we’re tackling a variety of issues including the race for MVP, the struggle in Oklahoma City and the Playoffs! We welcome along local legend Nick Dillon from our mates at Above The Rim Australia for the ride this week as well. Settle back, grab a cuppa and enjoy NBA Nation Australia’s Roundtable!

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Choose Life with Larry Sanders

Now usually on this blog I keep it fairly footloose and fancy free. Throw a few jokes around, a couple of cheesy one-liners and maybe make fun of Dwight Howard’s post game for a while. This piece though, I’ve gone in a different direction. The story of Larry Sanders and his leaving of the NBA, indefinitely, made me stand up and take notice. To me, it is a story that needs attention. Today Larry’s story has my attention and I hope it can grab your attention as well. (more…)



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Trending Up

The NBA has become well known of late for being a new mecca for fashion. Players are under the microscope more and more about what they wear to and from the game. Even post game, some questions relate to their choice of attire over the game itself.

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Trade Deadline Snapshot

One of the more crazy trade deadlines has finished, with some mind boggling deals going down at the death. Here’s a really quick snapshot of the reported trades that have happened overnight

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Trade Deadline Update

We’re a shade under 24 hours until the NBA Trade Deadline ends, so let’s take a quick look at some of the players and teams making headlines around the league including Goran Dragic, Reggie Jackson and more!

Phoenix’s loaded backcourt was always going to cause a stir for one of, if not more, of the talented guards currently on the Suns roster. First to break out and publicly demand a trade is Slovenian Goran Dragic, who has told the Phoenix brass he will not re-commit to the team after this season, and listing the Knicks, Heat and Lakers as destinations he would like to go. Dragic is a free agent at the culmination of the 2015 season, meaning plenty of clubs will have the opportunity to wine and dine him in an attempt to sign him, however the risk of trading assets now with the possibility that he’ll leave in free agency is too much for most.

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Kamal Hylton: Five Players to Keep Watching after NBA Rising Stars

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

With All-Star Weekend coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on what was my favourite event over the three days in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge. The change from a Rookie vs. Sophomore format (or the introduction of TNT personalities picking the teams) to a Team USA vs. Team World format was a stroke of genius and has given this this game a shot in the arm. The World team came away victorious 121-112, but both teams showed just how much young talent the NBA has to offer and that the leagues future will be in good hands.

I’ve always been a fan of this game over the actual All-Star game on Sunday night because it gives you a glimpse of the talent that is spread across the league, even more so in this format where fans get a chance to not only see young American talent but also a taste of just how much the game has gone global. Staying away from obvious names like Andrew Wiggins and Giannis Antetokounmpo, there was tons of talent on display for both sides and I wanted to give you my list of five players to continue to watch throughout their careers.

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James Johnson: The Modern Day ‘Double Threat’

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Although Kyle Lowry is their All-Star point guard and DeMar DeRozan is their star player, the grit, energy and attitude of James Johnson has made him an instant hit for the Toronto Raptors.

Coming off well earned wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs have given the Raptors a dream start to a tough stretch of games going into and coming out of the NBA All-Star break, the teams fortunes seemingly changing the moment the 6-foot-9, 245 pound small forward returned from the inactive list and checked in to a raucous cheer during the second quarter of the Clippers game on Friday night.

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Face in the Crowd

You know when watching a movie or even a TV show and an actor will pop onto the screen and for the life of you, you simply cannot put a name to their face.

The most infuriating part of the equation though is that you could rattle off every single movie or show they’ve ever appeared in and even quote some of their lines.

Why is it such a struggle then to recall a name?

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