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NZ Breakers tumble again

Tom Abercrombie paced the Breakers with a game-high 24 points in their second outing of the ABC pre-season tournament in ...

The pre-season wobbles continued in Brisbane for New Zealand's Aussie NBL club.

Adams weighs new-look OKC

Steven Adams says nothing changes with Russell Westbrook at the Thunder, even though some big names have left toen.

OKC Thunder's Kiwi big man is up for the challenge of life without Kevin Durant.

Stache Brothers on the rise video

Steven Adams made his customary impact at the Oklahoma City Thunder's pre-training camp media day.

Steven Adams and his good mate Enes Kanter are ready to take their double-act next level in OKC.

Breakers remain winless

Ben Woodside paced the Breakers with 14 points in their 94-65 defeat to the Sydney Kings at the ABC in Brisbane.

Down on players and down on form, Paul Henare's men continue to struggle in ANBL pre-season.

Presti quiet on Adams deal

OKC Thunder General Manager Sam Presti has guided Steven Adams through the first three years of his NBA career.

The Thunder's boss is giving little away about their mindset on a potential contract extension for their big Kiwi.

Relief for Steven Adams' groin

Steven Adams reacts after being kicked by Warriors forward Draymond Green.

NBA announces crackdown on "unnatural acts" - hits to the groin, like the one that floored Steven Adams.

Malone: I can out-do Adams video

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Forget looking like a "legless Jon Snow," Kiwi para-sprinter sets sights on NZ's NBA star's famous look.

The NBA's 21yo $136m man

Milwaukee Bucks talent Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, has signed the richest contract in franchise history.

Steven Adams waits as the 'Greek Freak' smiles all the way to the bank.

Breakers down frontliners

New Breakers signing Kirk Penney looks set to miss the pre-season tournament in Brisbane with a minor calf strain.

Breakers get two players back for pre-season tourney, but still undermanned heading to Brisbane.

Adams' huge pay D-day looms video

Steven Adams is happy to 'play it by ear' as the Oklahoma City Thunder consider whether to offer him a contract ...

Kiwi NBA star taking a typically laidback approach to contract deadline that could see him get a $20m pay-rise.

Raukawa top scores on debut

Derone Raukawa debuted for the NZ Breakers against the Brisbane Bullets in their Australian National Basketball League ...

There was a silver lining for the NZ Breakers in their third straight defeat to the Brisbane Bullets with Southland Sharks guard Derone Raukawa top scoring.

Injury concern for Breakers

Breakers point guard Ben Woodside had some positive moments before being slowed by a heel problem in the pre-season ...

Sore bodies, not bruised egos, are the main concern for coach Paul Henare in the ANBL pre-season.

Raukawa learning at Breakers

Southland Sharks player Derone Raukawa against the Wellington Saints.

 Southland Sharks basketballer Derone Raukawa is enjoying the experience of being part of the New Zealand Breakers.

LeBron saving Cleveland Browns, sort of video

LeBron James breaks through in a Madden NFL 17 game.

NBA superstar rescued the Cavaliers, one gamer believes he could do the same for Cleveland's American football team.

Durant's life of boos over video

Kevin Durant arrives on stage to raucous cheering at Oracle Arena.

Much-maligned NBA star relishes his new fans as Drake introduces him on his new home court.

NZ Breakers beaten again

Tom Abercrombie paced the Breakers with 19 points in a second straight pre-season defeat to the Bullets.

NZ Breakers crash to a second straight pre-season defeat to Andrej Lemanis' Bullets.

Basketball 3000m above sea-level

Tony Parker took basketball to a different level in Switzerland.

NBA star Tony Parker takes cool to a whole other level.

Prewster joins Giants

Dion Prewster scoring 12.4 points per game for the Saints last season.

Nelson Giants sign three-time National Basketball League champion Dion Prewster.

Saints set for Asia club champs

Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry will lead the team as the Asia Basketball Club Championships in Korea in October.

National Basketball League champions to take on Asia's best next month.

Rose rape case victim speaks out

Derrick Rose has been accused of gang-raping the woman with two of his friends.

Trial is scheduled to begin on NBA star's 28th birthday next month.

Stick to basketball, Steven Adams video

Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Steven Adams tried and failed as a quarterback.

Steven Adams thought he'd give American football a try. It didn't go well.

Waardenburg heading to Miami

University of Miami-bound Kiwi schoolboy basketball star Sam Waardenburg.

Breakers development player and North Shore schoolboy hoops sensation makes the decision on his college destination.

Adams ranked 40th in NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams (right) is in the Sports Illustrated top 100 NBA players. Living legend Tony ...

Sports Illustrated rates Steven Adams ahead of NBA stars like Tony Parker in their top 100 players.

First blood to Brisbane Bullets

Corey Webster and the Breakers have opened their ANBL pre-season campaign with a defeat to the Brisbane Bullets in Tauranga.

Former Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis has guided his new team to a first-up pre-season victory over his old one in Tauranga.

Breakers take aim at Bullets

Coach Paul Henare says the Breakers feel well connected to the venues of all three of their pre-season games against the ...

Coach Paul Henare wants his new-look team to make an early statement as they launch their pre-season campaign.

Shaq enters Hall of Fame

Shaquille O'Neal  speaks at his Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

O'Neal and AI headline emotional Hall of Fame ceremony.

Breakers to bring in Aussie

The new-look NZ Breakers launch their 2016-17 ANBL season at sponsors Sky City.

Shea Ili's injury leaves the Kiwi ANBL club with no choice but to look across the ditch for a temporary replacement.

Clarke steps into Bullets top job

Ex-Breakers boss Richard Clarke is now calling the shots with the Brisbane Bullets.

Former Breakers chief gets a quick promotion at the revamped Brisbane Australian NBL club.

Junior Tall Ferns fall short

Junior Tall Fern Charlotte Whittaker drives to the hoop as Tianyu Zhang attempts to defend her.

A furious fourth quarter rally wasn't enough as the Junior Tall Ferns were beaten 72-64 by China in Christchurch.

Curry blocked by Filipino teenager video

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was no match for a Filipino teen.

 NBA MVP Stephen Curry was blocked by a Filipino teenager, earning the young man a trip to the USA.

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