NBA 2018/19 Ben Simmons is ROTY. MEGA THREAD!


#5055

Dallas knee of the charge before the trade apparently.


#5056

Yea, I read that later.

Damn, was hoping my Knicks pulled a swifty on them.


#5057

In the NCAA 3 #1s out in the sweet 16 and elite 8 rounds; Duke lost to the Spartans in the elite 8 (they missed a FT at the end to tie it up), the Zags lost yesterday and Auburn beat North Carolina (sweet 16) and just beat Kentucky; despite losing their best player to an ACL in the NC game.
Sole remaining #1 is Virginia.


#5058

Alanna Smith (Opals/22yo) is still in the NCAA finals with Stanford.
They need to beat Norte Dame to get into the Final 4. (2/4 12pm AEST)
Averaging around 19 pts, 9 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
She is also expected to be picked inside the top 10 in the WNBA draft on April 10 in New York City.


#5059

jebus

I liked Porzingis. Hope this isn’t true :frowning:


#5060

Man I love having so many Aussies doing well in the NBA and at college level.

For a bloke who grew up in the heyday of the nbl it is a dream come true

Blokes like Lindsay Gaze and the like can pat themselves on the back for creating something amazing.


#5061

And a lot of the current crop of Aussies wouldn’t be alive today if not for the heyday of the NBL


#5062

To give you an idea of how far we’ve come, my mum (who knows nothing about basketball) took over a small suburban basketball association in about 1990 because there was nobody else willing to be president.

The association had one court and about 15-20 teams across the junior age groups.

As part of the presidents role she had to go to a quarterly meeting of all the associations in Victoria where they introduced anything new from FIBA and talked about how they could grow basketball in the state.

After her first meeting she gets home and tells us that she sat next to a lovely tall man named Lindsay who ran a large association in Albert Park and knew a lot about basketball. She said that he had a son that played basketball in the NBL.

Our association never reached great heights because of the single court constraint but we still had one bloke go through there who played college ball in the states, another couple who played professionally internationally.

Grassroots stuff like that is what makes sport so wonderful and it must be extraordinary for the pioneers of the sport in this country to see the fruits of their labour.


#5063

#5064

Got to love an aggressive jingling


#5065

Greek Freak takes over in Philly. 45/13/6 in just 33 mins as the Bucks seal the #1 seed in the East. Give him the MVP!


#5066

#5067

That’s brilliant


#5068

I read it twice and am blown away by the insightfulness and how self-aware Korver is.


#5069

Great read


#5070

#5071

Thanks for sharing that it is awesome

I love the players tribune


#5072

Pfffffft, Millennials


#5073

Curry injured in a ■■■■■■ meaningless game.


#5074

Magic Johnson steps down as President of Basketball Operations at the Lakers. Announced in an impromptu press conference, hasn’t even told Jeanie Buss. WOW!