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.
It was a flamin’ dropbear, wasn’t it LeBron?! I told you to watch those buggers. Hang on a sec I’ll get a box of paddle pops out of the esky for your noggin’.
Delly also has a particularly strange reputation on Twitter. More accurately, it’s been how his reputation has changed over time that is strange. But I’ll get to that.
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 seen before. He is totally unique in NBA history. He is an NBA Champion, All-Star, and an elite player at the league’s most competitive position, Point Guard.
Rajon Rondo, certified MoTD ManCrush™
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 back at a true David Vs. Goliath matchup and one of the greatest upsets in recent NBA history.
The Outcasts Vs. The All-Stars
There’s been a lot of love for AFL on MoTD recently, because the AFL season is upon us again. I don’t mind AFL. A good quality game is fun to watch, and I genuinely enjoy kicking the footy with mates.
However, I lack the ‘obsession’ gene that most Melburnians are born with. I lack that pathological fixation on all things AFL. I don’t live the months of March-through-October one weekend at a time. And when my team lose, I don’t take it personally (which is a good thing, since I support Richmond!)
Growing up, my preference for basketball over footy was met with pity, confusion or occasionally contempt. How could I pick a Yankee non-contact game for sissy beanpoles over the roughest, toughest, fastest and most exciting game on earth?
Say NBA to an Aussie, chances are good this is the mental image they come up with.
Well it’s time to burst some bubbles folks, so strap yourselves in… this could be a long one.
Another year, another Valentine’s Day successfully navigated.
It’s a time when a fat little baby appears in commercials and magazines and in shopfronts everywhere. Blonde ringlets, a freshly Napisan’d nappy and a totally-unsuitable-for-children bow and arrow set apparently represent love and matchmaking.
Still poops in his pants, but apparently smart enough to make life-altering decisions for total strangers.
However, for the sake of argument, we thought about Cupid’s wishlist in the sporting world… and here’s what we came up with… Continue reading
How humans got here is a touchy subject. People tend to subscribe either to Evolutionary Theory or Creationism.
In one corner you have people who blindly and dogmatically believe what they’re told because of some old man with a white beard supposedly wrote it in a special book many many years ago.
And in the other corner you have religious people.
But seriously… Adam, Eve, Gorillas, Hobbits, Aliens… whatever… Somehow we all managed to get here. We’re not going to judge anyone on what they believe.
But I think it’s worth highlighting the single most compelling evidence that evolution is real: The National Basketball Association.