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NBA star drops 10 kilos in off-season

Golden State Warriors centre Andrew Bogut cut sugar out of his diet and says he dropped nearly 10 kilos in the off-season.

A lean and mean Andrew Bogut is in top shape for the NBA season after cutting sugar from his diet.

McDonald's point of difference

Shane McDonald last played regularly in the NBL back in 2009 for Perth, but is ready to make an impact for the Breakers this season.

Breakers backup guard ready to take his unorthodox game back on to the NBL stage.

Players pick Breakers tops

The Breakers could be celebrating again at season's end, if the NBL players' poll is any guide.

ANBL champions from New Zealand are getting some love from their peers across the ditch.

Key duo missing for Breakers

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman says they're not quite where they want to be for the season opener, but not far off it.

Defending Aussie NBL champs missing frontliners as they head to Adelaide to open the new season.

Quiet start by Webster

The Tall Blacks star played mostly at point guard and only managed to get up one shot, which was a miss.

New Zealand's NBA hopeful failed to score in the New Orleans Pelicans' pre-season opener.

Webster impresses with Pelicans

A strong showing in an open scrimmage has given Corey Webster a good chance to make the New Orleans Pelicans roster for the looming NBA season.

The Kiwi hoops star who paid his own way to New Orleans is close to an NBA payoff.

Wesley aims big in new role

Tai Wesley likes being centre of attention at the Breakers this season.

Breakers set to follow NBA champions and start under-sized centre in new ANBL season.

Bartlett making most of his shot

Breakers point guard Cedric Jackson loved what he saw from his team-mates at their final pre-season shakedown in Townsville.

Breakers playmaker Cedric Jackson saw plenty of positive signs in the final hit-out ahead of the new Aussie NBL season.

Webster backed to make cut

Corey Webster has one Pelicans pundit's backing to make the final NBA roster for the New Orleans franchise.

NBA hopes of Breakers sharpshooter may not be a long shot with the Kiwi picked favourite for spot.

Steven Adams confronts America video

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams talks about his off season.

An unkempt Steven Adams gives America a lesson on being laid back, Kiwi style.

Vickerman likes character, chemistry

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman said the trip to Townsville was 'great for our team unity and seeing our guys grow together'.

The Breakers showed their coach plenty at the Blitz pre-season tournament.

Webster invested in NBA shot

Corey Webster tries out his New Orleans Pelicans NBA uniform for size at media day.

Kiwi hopeful Corey Webster had to pay his own way to take his shot at the NBA.

Kiwi kids' hoops dashed video

Stanley Jarobi Noah at the new Otamariki Park basketball court, dubbed The Jungle, in Otara.

NBA star Steven Adams was the face of basketball courts for under-privileged communities – but now the scheme's five courts short.

Battling Breakers show plenty

Breakers star Cedric Jackson played the first two quarters of their final game of the pre-season Blitz in Townsville before sitting it out with a minor injury.

Undermanned Kiwi club rounded out a largely promising tournament with a 105-100 defeat,

Vickerman wants no foul outs in Blitz

Vickerman will speak to the other ANBL coaches to bring in rules to allow players to return when fouled out during pre-season play.

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman wants the ANBL to allow players to return when fouled out during pre-season play.

Adams wants kids to love books

Steven Adams reaches out to the children at John Rex Elementary School in Oklahoma City,

The New Zealand NBA star has given out books to encourage good reading habits for children in Oklahoma.

Breakers pipped by Perth at Blitz

Breakers forward Tai Wesley went head-to-head with Boomers international Nathan Jawai, finishing with 13 points in the Breakers loss to the Wildcats.

The defending ANBL champs rested their star point guard and also slumped to their first defeat in Townsville.

Sky's the limit for Aussie NBL

Coverage of the champion Breakers and the Australian NBL is set to be ramped up as part of a new TV deal with Sky in New Zealand.

Major upgrade to NZ television coverage of the Australian NBL for the 2015-16 season.

High hoops for Kiwi prodigy

Kiwi schoolboy hoops sensation Tai Wynyard has plenty on his plate as he works towards his move to Kentucky.

Tai Wynyard might have a basketball schedule to make your head spin, but it's all headed in one firm direction.

NBA star dunks the Sun video

NBA star Anthony Davis "dunks the Sun".

One small step for Anthony Davis, a giant leap (of faith) for basketball fans.

Breakers open Blitz with win

Cedric Jackson had a game-high 23 points to pace the NZ Breakers to a 79-75 win in their opening game at the ANBL Blitz in Townsville.

Everard Bartlett may be a late callup but he has made an impression with the Breakers at ANBL pre-season tournament.

Webster a step closer to NBA

Corey Webster is set to continue New Zealand's proud record in the American basketball scene.

Ex-NZ Breakers guard signs a training agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Warrick soars in to boost Melbourne

Hakim Warrick ended an eight-year NBA career at the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012-13.

The Australian NBL has added a well credentialed eight-year NBA veteran to an increasingly impressive landscape for the 2015-16 season.

Breakers keeping it real for Blitz

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman wants to see the next wave of shooters step up and show some consistency at the pre-season tournament in Townsville.

Coach Dean Vickerman doesn't expect his defending NBL champions to set the world on fire at the annual pre-season tournament in Townsville.

Pledger return ahead of schedule

Breakers centre Alex Pledger is ahead of schedule in his progression after off-season foot surgery.

Just when he needed it, Breakers coach Dean Vickerman has received some good news on a key big man's likely return to action.

Webster 'long shot' to make NBA

Tall Black Corey Webster is battling long odds to make the New Orleans Pelicans roster for the looming NBA season

New Zealand's NBA hopeful Corey Webster has been written off by a respected hoops website.

Melbourne cut Ibekwe loose

Former Breaker Ekene Ibekwe is cutting his ties with Melbourne United to be with his pregnant partner.

Breakers don’t have to worry about their grand final hero coming back to haunt them next season.

Bullets, Bruton back in ANBL

Former Breaker CJ Bruton is to be an assistant coach when the Brisbane Bullets return to the NBL in the 2016-17 season.

A Breakers legend is making a return to the Australian NBL – as an assistant coach with Brisbane.

Son of a gun with a shot at NBA

Corey Webster idolised the greatest player in the game as a youngster, and now he's just one step from playing in the NBA.

As a five-year-old Corey Webster wanted only one book read to him. It was a biography of Michael Jordan.

Jordan made $100m in 2014

Former US basketball star Michael Jordan has made a financial empire since retiring from the game.

NBA legend Michael Jordan's playing earnings pale in significance to his earning power today.

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