Category Archives: Basketball

Tim Duncan is Greater than Kobe Bryant

Since Michael Jordan retired, the closest basketball has come to the mythical “Next Jordan” has been Kobe Bryant. His skill set was almost a carbon copy of Jordan’s. The post-up moves… the ability to finish in traffic… the little tricks … Continue reading

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Matthew Dellavedova and the 2013 NBA Draft Re-Imagined

We’re all big fans of Matthew Dellavedova here at Mike or The Don. Not only is he Australian, but he could be the best underdog story in the NBA.* Dellavedova didn’t get drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers with fanfare and … Continue reading

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LeBron James owes Matthew Dellavedova a house

Most people don’t know who Matthew Dellavedova is, but Aussie basketball fans will recognise “Delly” as the Aussie who is currently playing alongside the world’s best player LeBron James for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA. Delly also has a … Continue reading

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Rajon Rondo and The Alpha Spectrum 

I will always be a Rajon Rondo fan. Yes, he no longer plays for my beloved Celtics, the greatest franchise in basketball. But he is still a captivating, frustrating, unquantifiably irresistible NBA player. He plays in a way we’ve never … Continue reading

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The Pointlessness of the Commonwealth Games.

The coccyx, pinky toes, ear muscles, the appendix, wisdom teeth and the Commonwealth Games. What do all these things have in common?

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Should Brian Lake be in jail?

In my opinion, Brian Lake should have been dragged in front of a Magistrate, not the Match Review Panel. The Hawthorn defender is currently serving a 4 week suspension for choking North Melbourne’s Drew Petrie. Choking. That means he consciously … Continue reading

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Why Garry Lyon is centimetre perfect

Being a sports commentator is a hallowed and sacred position in the Australian sporting landscape. We have our preferred commentators, we have those we can’t stand, and we have commentary that becomes synonymous with moments in time. Jesaulenko, you beauty. … Continue reading

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Australia’s basketball renaissance

Imagine watching the 2020 Olympic Games. Specifically, imagine watching the Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Match. You’re probably picturing Team USA vs someone. Are you picturing… Australia?! Far-fetched? Not as far as you might think. And here’s why…

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Greatest Upsets in NBA history

Most analysts picked the Miami Heat to win this series, but how surprised would you be if the Indiana Pacers won today? With only a few hours left until Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals we take a look … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – 5/4/2013

Jeff Kennett is never far from the news when footy season rolls around. It did make me wonder how we have come this far without any mention of Jeff so I searched the web looking for some Kennett gold for … Continue reading

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