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.
Turnovers are the big focus for the Tall Blacks as they take their World Cup buildup roadshow to China.
Breakers believe journeyman Australian guard Rhys Carter gives them the missing piece in their backcourt.
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.
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.
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.
Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams takes being a role model seriously, knowing he represents his country.
Judge rules record US$2 billion sale of franchise can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling.
Despite being offered a deal in Turkey, Tall Black Kirk Penney has decided to go back to the University of Wisconsin.
New Zealand-domiciled Americans are competing for a place in Nenad Vucinic's World Cup squad.
NBA star sends community 800 cupcakes to apologise for a media circus.
NBA rookie to run a New Zealand Basketball Academy camp at Wellington's ASB Sports Centre on August 17.
Two hours after landing in Auckland, Rob Loe was on the practice courts. It's fair to say the Tall Blacks need him.
Two Sikhs on Indian basketball team forced to play without ''dangerous'' traditional turbans in Asian Cup game, sparking a social media campaign.
NBA superstar LeBron James showed his human side after watching his son 'Bronny' play basketball in a fourth-grade AAU game in Kentucky.
Breakers coach Dean Vickeman has some thinking to do after yesterday's signing of Sharks standout Tai Wesley.
Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa will return from a concussion scare against Wellington College on Friday.
Guam international and Southland Shark Tai Wesley is the latest addition to the NZ side.
NBA outcast Donald Sterling could be forced to sell some of his $2.9b property empire if Clippers sale not completed.
Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona says size won't matter at the upcoming World Cup in Spain.
Tall Blacks face real possibility of heading into a global tournament without a true low-post presence.
Alex Pledger's injury and no Steven Adams force Tall Blacks into "small-ball" mode.
Injury to key big man Alex Pledger mars Tall Blacks' series-clinching win over Korea in Auckland.
Star guard returning to Breakers says his heart never left NZ "and I just couldn't fight it anymore".
NZ Breakers star says team must improve for series-decider at the North Shore Events Centre tonight.
Injury, illness play a part in Tall Blacks holding off naming their 12 for tomorrow's deciding test against Korea on North Shore.
NZ coach Nenad Vucinic probably learned a fair amount about the weaknesses of his side in Tauranga tonight.
The NZ Breakers confirm they have lured back stat-stuffing American point guard Cedric Jackson back to New Zealand on a two-year deal.
Tai Wynyard is a long shot to make squad for World Championship, but that won't stop him giving it his all.
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 Commissioner Adam Silver is hopeful that the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins.
Cryptic Instagram message suggests Heat star Dwyane Wade is staying in Miami for another NBA season.
Knicks basketball legend Patrick Ewing believes NBA heading back to a one superstar per team make-up.
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.
New NBA recruit Dante Exum headlines Australia's 17-man squad ahead of this year's basketball World Cup.
Auckland schoolboy Tai Wynyard is in line to make his Tall Blacks debut against Korea in Wellington tonight.
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.
Nenad Vucinic is probably not too worried, despite three players missing for the Tall Blacks' series opener against South Korea in Wellington.
High-scoring All-Star Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks.
Jeremy Lin has joined the LA Lakers in a trade with the Houston Rockets.
One of New Zealand's brightest basketball hopes has had his World Cup dreams shattered.
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.
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 is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after winning two NBA titles with the Miami Heat.
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 Heat President Pat Riley has had his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said two people familiar with the situation.
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.
Top Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams continues to evolve his game in the NBA's Orlando Summer League.
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.
The Tall Blacks want to perform well against Korea but will have one eye on the World Cup in Spain.
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