Serbia struggle to replicate Yugoslav success

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Accustomed to basketball glory as part of the former Yugoslavia, Serbia will struggle to be more than also-rans at this year's World Cup in Spain.

No time for turnovers for Tall Blacks in buildup

Mika Vukona

Turnovers are the big focus for the Tall Blacks as they take their World Cup buildup roadshow to China.

NZ Breakers get Australian guard Rhys Carter

Rhys Carter

Breakers believe journeyman Australian guard Rhys Carter gives them the missing piece in their backcourt.

Giant Euro teen has hoops scouts queuing

Robert Bobroczky

At the age of 13, Robert Bobroczky is taller than any player in the NBA and, not surprisingly, has basketball scouts queuing for his signature.

Tall Blacks edge South Korea at buzzer in Seoul

Kirk Penney

A Kirk Penney three-pointer on the final buzzer has snatched a dramatic 71-70 victory for the Tall Blacks over South Korea in Seoul.

Tall Blacks beaten in World Cup build-up game

Nenad Vucinic

The road to the basketball World Cup has hit an early speed bump for the NZ men's team, losing 64-58 to South Korea.

If I'm a dick, NZ looks bad, says Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams takes being a role model seriously, knowing he represents his country.

Judge clears way for the $2b sale of LA Clippers

Donald Sterling

Judge rules record US$2 billion sale of franchise can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling.

Kirk Penney in demand as education comes first

Kirk Penney

Despite being offered a deal in Turkey, Tall Black Kirk Penney has decided to go back to the University of Wisconsin.

Casey Frank, Horvath vie for a Tall Blacks spot

Casey Frank

New Zealand-domiciled Americans are competing for a place in Nenad Vucinic's World Cup squad.

LeBron James apologises with 800 cupcakes

LeBron James

NBA star sends community 800 cupcakes to apologise for a media circus.

NBA star Steven Adams to run Kiwi academy

Steven Adams

NBA rookie to run a New Zealand Basketball Academy camp at Wellington's ASB Sports Centre on August 17.

Rob Loe could just be the tonic Tall Blacks need

Rob Loe

Two hours after landing in Auckland, Rob Loe was on the practice courts. It's fair to say the Tall Blacks need him.

Indian basketballers turbans too 'dangerous'


Two Sikhs on Indian basketball team forced to play without ''dangerous'' traditional turbans in Asian Cup game, sparking a social media campaign.

LeBron James' son a chip off the old block

LeBron James

NBA superstar LeBron James showed his human side after watching his son 'Bronny' play basketball in a fourth-grade AAU game in Kentucky.

Wesley arrival gives Breakers food for thought

Tai Wesley

Breakers coach Dean Vickeman has some thinking to do after yesterday's signing of Sharks standout Tai Wesley.

St Pat's star Mauriohooho-Le'afa back on court

Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa

Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa will return from a concussion scare against Wellington College on Friday.

Breakers sign Guam international Tai Wesley

Tai Wesley

Guam international and Southland Shark Tai Wesley is the latest addition to the NZ side.

LA Clippers sale puts property empire at risk

Donald Sterling

NBA outcast Donald Sterling could be forced to sell some of his $2.9b property empire if Clippers sale not completed.

Tall Black Vukona relishes World Cup challenge

Mika Vukona

Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona says size won't matter at the upcoming World Cup in Spain.

Tall Blacks cut short by Alex Pledger's injury

Tall Blacks

Tall Blacks face real possibility of heading into a global tournament without a true low-post presence.

Tall Blacks face 'big man crisis' at World Cup

Tall Blacks

Alex Pledger's injury and no Steven Adams force Tall Blacks into "small-ball" mode.

Tall Blacks seal series win over South Korea

Tai Wynyard

Injury to key big man Alex Pledger mars Tall Blacks' series-clinching win over Korea in Auckland.

Cedric 'Action' Jackson's NZ return a 'no-brainer'

Cedric Jackson

Star guard returning to Breakers says his heart never left NZ "and I just couldn't fight it anymore".

Abercrombie calling for better Tall Blacks effort

Thomas Abercrombie

NZ Breakers star says team must improve for series-decider at the North Shore Events Centre tonight.

Tall Blacks delay team naming for Korea decider

Nenad Vucinic

Injury, illness play a part in Tall Blacks holding off naming their 12 for tomorrow's deciding test against Korea on North Shore.

Tall Blacks edged by Korea in second game

Tom Abercrombie

NZ coach Nenad Vucinic probably learned a fair amount about the weaknesses of his side in Tauranga tonight.

Breakers confirm re-signing of Cedric Jackson

Cedric Jackson

The NZ Breakers confirm they have lured back stat-stuffing American point guard Cedric Jackson back to New Zealand on a two-year deal.

Tall Blacks rookie Tai Wynyard ready for more

Tai Wynyard

Tai Wynyard is a long shot to make squad for World Championship, but that won't stop him giving it his all.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh stay with Heat

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are returning to the Heat, even if LeBron James will not, and Luol Deng will join them in Miami.

NBA optimistic LA Clippers sale will go through

Adam Silver

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is hopeful that the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins.

Dwyane Wade picked to stay at Miami Heat

Dwayne Wade

Cryptic Instagram message suggests Heat star Dwyane Wade is staying in Miami for another NBA season.

NBA scene headed for one-superstar-per-team

Patrick Ewing

Knicks basketball legend Patrick Ewing believes NBA heading back to a one superstar per team make-up.

Tall Blacks dominate Koreans in first game

Mika Vukona

Even North Korea would have struggled to claim a moral victory as the Tall Blacks tipped off the campaign to Spain with a 102-69 win over South Korea.

Australia boast four NBA players for World Cup

Dante Exum

New NBA recruit Dante Exum headlines Australia's 17-man squad ahead of this year's basketball World Cup.

Tai Wynyard set to make debut for Tall Blacks

Tai Wynyard

Auckland schoolboy Tai Wynyard is in line to make his Tall Blacks debut against Korea in Wellington tonight.

Horvath thrilled to be back in Tall Blacks setup

Nick Horvath

It has been a long time between dunks for Manawatu's Nick Horvath - the Tall Blacks centre hasn't played for the national team since 2008.

Injuries remove selection stress for Tall Blacks

Nenad Vucinic

Nenad Vucinic is probably not too worried, despite three players missing for the Tall Blacks' series opener against South Korea in Wellington.

Carmelo Anthony to stay with New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony

High-scoring All-Star Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks.

Jeremy Lin joins the LA Lakers in Rockets trade

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin has joined the LA Lakers in a trade with the Houston Rockets.

Dizziness destroys Le'afa's World Cup hopes

 Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa

One of New Zealand's brightest basketball hopes has had his World Cup dreams shattered.

Miami Heat secure Bosh after LeBron departs

Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh said countless times in recent weeks that he did not want to leave the Miami Heat. Not even LeBron James' departure changed his mind.

Cleveland centre of NBA world as King returns

LeBron James returns

LeBron James returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers older, more mature. He's got a little less hair, and a ton more experience. Like anyone, he changed in four years.

LeBron James returns to his Cleveland 'home'

LeBron James

LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after winning two NBA titles with the Miami Heat.

Kirk Penney thrilled to be back with Tall Blacks

Kirk Penney

After a two-year Tall Blacks hiatus, a refreshed Kirk Penney is ready to spearhead New Zealand's giantkilling efforts at next month's World Cup in Spain.

Miami, Cavs, NBA wait on LeBron's 'decision'

LeBron James

Miami Heat President Pat Riley has had his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said two people familiar with the situation.

Tai Wynyard makes cut for Tall Blacks squad

Tai Wynyard

The 16-year-old son of a woodchopping legend has been included in a 17-strong Tall Blacks squad for next week's three-game home series against South Korea.

Steven Adams continues basketball education

Steven Adams

Top Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams continues to evolve his game in the NBA's Orlando Summer League.

Donald Sterling spars with his wife's attorney

Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling sparred with his estranged wife's attorney at a trial over the US$2 billion sale of the NBA franchise.

Tall Blacks have one eye on World Cup already

Kirk Penney

The Tall Blacks want to perform well against Korea but will have one eye on the World Cup in Spain.
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