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Jackson ready for hard work

Charles Jackson has gone from the Philadelphia 76ers summer league team to the NZ Breakers for his first official pro assignment.

Fresh out of college and living outside the US for the first time, 22-year-old is ready to bang bodies with seasoned pros.

Mystics sign Tall Fern Craig

The Mystics are hoping basketballer Megan Craig can come up big for them in 2016.

The Auckland trans-Tasman netball franchise have upsized big time with the surprise addition of 2.04m Tall Ferns basketball giant Megan Craig.

Ex-76ers star Dawkins dies

Former New Jersey Nets players Darryll Dawkins, left, and Otis Birdsong share joke at an NBA game in 2012.

NBA star known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his powerful dunks and flamboyant personality dies of a heart attack.

Rose denies rape allegations

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose missed a large portion of the last NBA season due to a knee injury.

Chicago Bulls star being sued by a former girlfriend who claims he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her.

Adams admires Tall Blacks captain

Steven Adams at the New Zealand Basketball Academy camp at Saxton Stadium in Nelson.

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams has revealed that Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona is one of his favourite players.

Breakers import raring to go

New Breakers import Charles Jackson was a standout big man in his junior year at Tennessee Tech.

First thing the Breakers did when Charles Jackson rolled up at HQ was show their new import last season’s grand final.

Kirilenko to head Russian bball

Andrei Kirilenko, who played for the Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets during his NBA career, has been elected president of the Russian Basketball Federation.

Former NBA player Andrei Kirilenko was elected president of the troubled Russian Basketball Federation.

Breakers cool Webster NBA link

So far talk that Corey Webster could be heading for an NBA tryout is just speculation. Nothign has been confirmed.

The Breakers are not making contingency plans for a Corey Webster move to the NBA.

Breakers snap up Delany

Nelson Giants player Finn Delany has signed a development contract with the New Zealand Breakers.

The Breakers have added Nelson Giants player Finn Delany to their roster.

Saints name big guns for Asian tour

Bryan Davis celebrates winning the 2014 National Basketball League title with the Wellington Saints.

The Wellington Saints Invitational team gather in Wellington today on a three day mini-camp before they travel to Taiwan to play in the prestigious William Jones Trophy.

Sydney Kings sign Prewster

Kiwi Dion Prewster has been signed by the Sydney Kings to complete their ANBL roster for 2015-16.

NZ swingman Dion Prewster has been snapped up by the Sydney Kings for the Aussie NBL season.

Steven Adams holds court at NZBA camp

Steven Adams showed he's still grounded when attending a media session in a Wellington wearing a hunting top and puffer jacket.

Many people might not know the work Steven Adams does in NZ to help develop the game.

Adams' mentor denies BBNZ rift

Steven Adams with about 400 youngsters who turned up for his Thunder-themed training session in Tauranga.

Steven Adams' mentor rubbishes claims rift between him and Basketball NZ is reason behind NBA star's Tall Blacks absence.

Adams: It hurts not playing for NZ

Steven Adams says there are 'a ton' of reasons why he hasn't been able to play for the Tall Blacks just yet.

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams has finally clarified his reasons for not playing for his country.

Michael Jordan's $13.3m win

NBA legend Michael Jordan has been awarded millions after a now-defunct store used his name in an advert.

Jury asks for calculator to work out how much shop owes basketballer for using his name.

LeBron James uses basketball to inspire

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers smiles after a play.

LeBron James hopes his story can inspire young Filipinos to rise from adversity through basketball.

Lemanis: Adams a 'must' for TBs

Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis says Steven Adams would make the Tall Blacks a 'legitimate' international team.

It all comes down to the Tall Blacks adding their big missing ingredient, says the man who just defeated them in Oceania series.

Tall Blacks' tough road to Rio

Isaac Fotu of the Tall Blacks slam dunks  two points in Wellington.

The Tall Blacks will get another crack at making the Olympics in one of three qualifying tournaments next year.

Bogut backs Tall Blacks grit

Andrew Bogut overcame a back injury to compile a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double to help the Boomers to a Game 2 victory in Wellington.

Boomers NBA star Andrew Bogut played through the pain barrier to book an Olympic basketball berth for his country.

Brave Tall Blacks fall short

Corey Webster of the Tall Blacks jumps to shoot past Cameron Bairstow of Australia.

Classy Australian Boomers side delivers a dose of cold hard reality to the NZ men's basketballers.

Boomers outclass Tall Blacks 89-79 in Wellington

Tall Blacks forward Isaac Fotu tussles with serial pest Matthew Dellavedova of the Boomers.

A complete team performance earned the Australia Boomers a win over the Tall Blacks and a spot at the 2016 Olympics.

Recap: Tall Blacks v Boomers

Corey Webster of the Tall Blacks looks to make a pass during game one against the Australian Boomers in Melbourne.

A recap of our live coverage as the Tall Blacks fell to their Aussie rivals in Wellington.

Under-16s miss shot at glory

The New Zealand U-16 team tried their best but just fell short.

Michael Fitchett’s NZ under-16 boys basketball team had their chance, but let it slip against the Aussies.

Why no Adams for NZ series?

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams arrives for a Thunder game dressed in a New Zealand rugby jersey.

OPINION: Kiwi basketball fans are wondering why Steven Adams is in NZ and not playing for the TBs.

Bogut in doubt for Tall Blacks clash

Australia's Andrew Bogut drives to the basket during his side's 71-59 win over the Tall Blacks in Melbourne.

Australian Boomers' NBA star will likely be a game-time decision for crunch Oceania Olympic qualifying game.

Excitement builds for NBA star's visit

Steven Adams, who will run a basketball camp in Nelson next week, is popular with all ages.

Basketball star Steven Adams is on his way to Nelson next week - and the nation will be watching.

Consistency key for Tall Blacks

Tall Blacks forward Issac Fotu goes through his warmup at Tall Blacks training on Monday morning.

The Tall Blacks will look to play four consistent quarters of basketball to beat the Australian Boomers.

Opals too good for Tall Ferns

Micaela Cocks was New Zealand's top scorer with 21 points against Australia in Tauranga on Monday night.

The Australian Opals have proved too strong for the Tall Ferns and are on their way to Rio.

Kenny: It's no mission impossible

Jarrod Kenny has done it once, and believes he can do it again when it comes to springing a big upset on the Boomers.

Tall Blacks point guard knows only too well that their 12-point deficit against Boomers can be overturned.

Dellavedova puts his country first

Australian point guard Matthew Dellavedova makes a typically tenacious play during game one of the Oceania Basketball Championship.

NBA Matthew Dellavedova says he never gave a moment's thought to giving up playing for Australia.

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