basketball   November 11, 2023

The lasting legacy of Magic Johnson

Decades after his retirement, interest in NBA legend Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson has not dimmed. A recent documentary, an HBO series on his 1980s Lakers and an 800-page biography are testaments to his enduring legacy.

basketball   September 23, 2023

Opals coach Sandy Brondello on building success

As head coach of the WNBA’s New York Liberty and the Australian Opals, Sandy Brondello says culture is key to a team’s success. It’s a philosophy she hopes to build on all the way to Paris 2024.

basketball   June 3, 2023

Jack White’s journey from country Victoria to the NBA

He may be warming the bench for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA finals series, but Australian Jack White is happy to soak up the experience as he patiently awaits his next big break.

basketball   May 20, 2023

Heroes, villains and the booing of Buddy Franklin

One legend endured a hostile Magpies fan base, another backflipped her way to FA Cup glory, and a third turned the LA Lakers into genuine contenders. Here, a look at the latest heroes and villains in sport.

basketball   May 6, 2023

Top shots

From Collingwood proving their winning streak is about more than just luck to the NRL gambling on an American audience, the world of sport again provided an action-packed highlight reel.

basketball   April 8, 2023

Michael Jordan and the making of a billion-dollar shoe industry

In a perfect synergy of clever marketing and innovative design, two sports brands took the humble basketball shoe and turned it into a billion-dollar phenomenon.

basketball   December 17, 2022

The art of trading basketball cards

In the rough and tumble of collecting basketball cards, a young man learns about power plays and the surprises of human nature.

basketball   November 12, 2022

The sorry saga of the Brooklyn Nets

From Dream Team to Scream Team, the Brooklyn Nets have become the laughing stock of the NBA as the Ben Simmons–Kyrie Irving sideshow rolls on.

basketball   July 2, 2022

Adam Sandler’s basketball Hustle

Adam Sandler’s turn as an NBA scout elevates Hustle to sit among the great sports films.

basketball   March 19, 2022

The chutzpah of the Showtime Lakers

It can sometimes feel like a frenetic comic book, but the new HBO series on the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s encapsulates the entertainment value of the team itself.

basketball   November 20, 2021

Muggsy Bogues on family ties

As his own career began to decline due to injury, Muggsy Bogues adopted a new game plan – to save his older brother from drug addiction.