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Rookie Watch: Julius Randle (LAL)

It’s been a while since we’ve done Rookie Watch here at NBA Nation Australia. Before the 2012/13 season we focused on Jared Sullinger, Bradley Beal and Thomas Robinson throughout their rookie NBA seasons, and the features were always hugely popular.  I chose young shooting guard Bradley Beal, as I believed firmly he would evolve into someone with […]

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The Curious Case Of Kobe Bryant

It wasn’t long ago. June 2010, and Los Angeles was in a state of euphoria. The Lakers had just won the NBA Championship on their home floor, in game 7 against a tough Boston Celtics squad, and had ambitions of their second three-peat under the guidance of Phil Jackson. There was hysteria at the Staples […]

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Mike D’Antoni Resigns As Lakers Coach

In the wake of one of the worst 24 months in Los Angeles Lakers history, much maligned head coach Mike D’Antoni has resigned from his position with the team effective immediately. D’Antoni arrived in LA as a successor to Mike Brown, who was fired by the Lakers after a 1-5 start to the 2012 season. […]

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Is Phil Jackson on The Comeback Trail?

Widely regarded as the greatest coach in NBA history, with 11 titles to his name with MJ’s Bulls in the 90’s and Kobe’s Lakers in the 00’s, Phil Jackson’s NBA status is nothing short of legendary. Throughout his tenure as coach of two of the greatest dynasties in league history, Jackson remained an ever constant […]

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Made By Kobe: Check out the Black Mamba’s Brand new commercial (Video)

A new Kobe Bryant commercial had emerged featuring his much anticipated Kobe 9 shoe. Ingeniously entwined with Kobe’s love for the piano, and the elegance with which he approaches his craft, is the brand new shoe which has just hit stores this week. Kobe 9 – The grandest grand collection, of grand collections.

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Allen Iverson – The Highs and Lows

“We’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talking about practice. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play every game like it’s my last but we’re talking about practice man.” Even the most […]

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The Best of the All-Stars

There you have it. All-Star Weekend done and dusted for another year. It had its highs. It had its lows. And the less said about the Dunk Contest the better. So here’s what I’ve done. I’m going to give you my All-Time, All-Star 5. Forget about who has played the most games or has the […]

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2014 NBA All Star Starters Announced

The All Star Weekend is right around the corner, and the fan-voted East and West teams are in, with some surprising inclusions on both sides. While the benches have not yet been announced, we can now reveal the starting five for both teams.  Western Conference All Star Starters: Kobe Bryant – Guard, LA Lakers Stephen […]

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Melo to the Lakers is a terrible plan

There have been many reports of late that New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony may be playing in the famous purple and gold strip of the Los Angeles Lakers next season, teaming up with fellow superstar Kobe Bryant. As a basketball fan, such a move would be fascinating. As a Lakers fan, I am completely […]

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Stop with the Comparisons!

Jordan, Kobe, Lebron. Lebron, Jordan, Kobe. Kobe, Lebron, Jordan. When will it stop? Why does there need to be such a constant comparison between the three? They are three of the best to ever grace the game. Each has brought something different to the court. You could even say that each has revolutionised how the […]

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