Basketball Roundup

So far this summer there have been a few developments with Australian born players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Read all about the positive and the numbskullery right here.

Patty Mills Shirt for Charity

As the San Antonio Spurs cruise their way through the National Basketball Association playoffs in chase of their first championship since 2006 and fifth in the past 12 years, Aussie Patty Mills is enjoying the ride. But in addition to helping his team, the point guard is also giving back to his home country.

Kyrie Irving and Ryan Hollins: photo by Sammy Wloszczowski

Tomorrow, the last regular season individual award given out by the National Basketball Association will be presented to Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers according to an NBA insider. The 20-year old Irving, who was born in Melbourne, is the current face of the Cavaliers franchise which is still trying to overcome the loss of [...]

Kyrie Irving (R) with last years #1 NBA rookie draft pick, John Wall. Photo: Kyrie Irving/Instagram.

Updated 5th March, 2012: Kyrie Irving has revealed that >he will not represent Australia in London this year. On Saturday night, I had the chance to speak with Australian-born Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and 2011 NBA Number 1 Draft Pick Kyrie Irving prior to him playing against the Washington Wizards.

image by Daniel Rangel

On Saturday night, during Australia week, G’Day USA honoured one of Australia’s most internationally recognizable athletes, Lucien James Longley.