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The Basketball Jones joins NBA.com as ‘The Starters’

In news that will delight the podcasting and digital basketball world, fan favorite and number one podcast ‘The Basketball Jones’ will join NBA.com under new moniker “The Starters”.

Throughout the Jones’ 1007 episodes the hoops-loving community has come to know and love the boys who bring the game to them each day. The team consisting of J.E. Skeets, Tas Melas, Leigh Ellis and Trey Kerby have continued to uphold the high standard of journalism and media that is now expected amongst NBA circles and have seen success through their live daily show, podcast and blog which has been hosted by TheScore.com throughout the duration of their time as the Jones.

Now, they will continue their success in the digital realm by bringing their new show to NBA.com in the new season, with an hour long live show each day streamed live on NBA.TV titled “The Starters”. The show will be accompanied by the iTunes downloadable podcast/audio book, and of course the continuation of the blog.

The cast of The Starters has demonstrated a unique ability to connect with the NBA’s passionate fan base through fun, creative and entertaining content which is layered across all screens. We continue to look at new ways to expand NBA Digital’s lineup of original content which has resonated with our fans.” –  Christina Miller, SVP & GM of NBA Digital.

With an already built in fanbase, and their funny, ever entertaining daily look at the game we love, we’re sure that The Starters will continue to dominate the digital basketball community.

You can catch the premier episode of The Starters on NBA.TV at 7AM (AEST) Thursday October 31st and connect live with the team on Twitter using the hashtag #TheStarters

NBA Nation Australia’s Podcast Guide

NBA Podcasting. A relatively new idea that has been brought about as a result of the planet continuing to engage in evolving technology. A medium for fans to gain access to a world of information surrounding their favorite topics and one that basketball fans are extremely involved in. Fans aren’t just listening to podcasts, they’re also being actively involved in their production with some fantastic amateur shows available, some of which originate right here in Australia. Yours truly has given up listening to music on the trip to and from work in exchange for NBA Podcasts and find a wealth of knowledge within it. There is something special about listening to a variety of different opinions and views on topics surrounding the game we love and podcasts are the ideal way to do that.

We at NBA Nation decided that as this ever evolving medium continues to grow and fluctuate, it becomes more and more important for people to become involved with podcasts. So, we’ve decided the best thing to do is provide our readers with a guide to six of the better podcasts out there including links so you can access and be a part of one of the fastest growing journalism avenues in the NBA stratosphere. In no particular order, this is NBA Nation Australia’s Basketball Podcast Guide. Enjoy!


NBA Nation Australia’s Weekly Roundtable Feat. Leigh Ellis Of The Basketball Jones/The Score

Welcome to another edition of NBA Nations Australia’s Roundtable Discussion

Our Roundtable Knights Are:

Nick Caro: @NickoToGo

Nick How: @Nick_A_How

Leigh Ellis: @LeighEllis

This week we are joined by the 6th man for the Basketball Jones and The Score, Leigh Ellis. Leigh has been working closely with journalists in all areas of the NBA for a number of years and his podcast with JE Skeets and Tas Melas as part of the Basketball Jones are amongst the World’s most popular. Thanks again for coming along, Leigh.


NBA Nation Australia’s 2012 NBA Awards

So here we are. The end of another fun-filled, drama fueled season in the NBA. We’d like to thank all of you for reading during the course of the year. We’ve had a blast and can’t wait to keep bringing you the best coverage of the NBA throughout the Playoffs, the offseason and Season 2013. But now, we would like to present to you the NBA Nation Australia 2012 NBA Awards!