basketball

basketball February 11, 2017

Shooting star: Belinda Snell, 36, basketballer

I loved watching the Australian Open this year and [mid-30s players] Serena, Venus and, of course, Roger Federer. He’s been my idol; he’s such a tremendous ambassador for tennis and for sport in general. It’s inspiring that...

basketball October 15, 2016

Down to business: Jeromie Hill, 25, basketballer

Australian basketball has always been good – it’s just been not quite on the radar of Australian people. There are plenty of reasons for it: the AFL and NRL are second to none. Basketball has to compete not just with other...

basketball September 24, 2016

Rebounding: Lauren Jackson, 35, basketballer turned administrator

They retired my jersey in America. I hadn’t been back there in four years, and honestly, it felt like I had never been gone. The fans are so loyal – they are so passionate about the league. I was in Seattle, which is a very...

basketball August 6, 2016

Golden dreams: Penny Taylor, 35, basketballer

Growing up in Upwey, Victoria, I had a really great, safe childhood mixed in with a lot of fun. I started basketball when I was four years old when my sister, Heather, who is three years older than me, started playing. I just...

basketball April 30, 2016

Double vision: Shelley Chaplin, 31, kayaker and wheelchair basketballer

Rio’s off the cards for me. I don’t have any routes to it left. The Gliders [Australian wheelchair basketball team] missed out on qualification, and then I got involved in Paralympic kayaking, and I was hoping to make the...

basketball August 22, 2015

Hello, Delly! Matthew Dellavedova, 24, basketballer

It was a bit awkward to hear fans chanting my name. But it definitely meant a lot that they appreciated the hard work I was putting in out there. They had my back, so it was a pretty cool experience. I just wasn’t sure quite...

basketball January 31, 2015

Sharp shooter: Jordan McRae, 23, basketballer

When I started off, I wanted to be in the NBA because I wanted to play alongside LeBron [James]. Now I want to do it for my kids. The stakes are still huge. That fire hasn’t left, but now being on court with LeBron is not so...

basketball December 6, 2014

Bronzed Aussie: Rachel Jarry, 23, basketballer

Rachel Jarry is one of the rising stars of women’s basketball in Australia, first representing her country in 2012 and winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics. In 2013 she won the WNBA championship with the Minnesota...

basketball August 23, 2014

High society: Liz Cambage, 23, basketballer

Liz Cambage is a former WNBA All-Star who has played professional basketball in China, Australia and the United States. With the Opals, she won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Next month she will compete in the...

basketball June 21, 2014

High point: Patty Mills, 25, basketballer

This week, Indigenous Australian Patty Mills won his first NBA championship ring with the San Antonio Spurs. A point guard, Mills is already in his fifth season in the NBA, and has starred for Australia in two Olympic Games...