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Tall Blacks toppled in semis

Tall Blacks captain Reuben Te Rangi led the way with 15 points, but it wasn't enough, as Australia flexed their muscle ...

Boomers go boom against NZ, relegating the Kiwi basketballers to the bronze medal game at the Asia Cup.

Tall Blacks happy as underdogs

Finn Delany and the Tall Blacks face the stacked Australian Boomers in the Fiba Asia Cup semifinals.

With a nothing-to-lose approach, Paul Henare's NZ men's basketballers are eyeing their biggest scalp at the Asia Cup.

Cameron makes Fiba Hall of Fame video

Pero Cameron is a nine-time New Zealand NBL winner as a player, two-time champion coach, two-time Olympian, and attended ...

Tall Blacks legend becomes first Kiwi to be inducted into international basketball Hall of Fame.

Tall Blacks size up Boomers

Tall Blacks head coach Paul Henare was impressed by his team's poise in the Asia Cup quarterfinals.

Coach Paul Henare highlights team's poise against Jordan as they prepare for their Asia Cup semifinal.

Durant won't go to White House

Kevin Durant says he doesn't respect Donald Trump and will decline the traditional invitation to the NBA champion ...

'I don't respect who's in office," says NBA finals MVP of Donald Trump.

Adams, top NBA coach NZ-bound


Steven Adams is bringing some serious thunder Down Under for his youth basketball camps.

Saints' future uncertain

Wellington Saints' coach Kevin Braswell has re-signed for two more years.

Kevin Braswell has been re-signed as coach, but a proposal to allow three imports in the league has owner Nick Mills contemplating his future.

LeBron slams Trump video

LeBron James held his daughter as he slammed Donald Trump for failures to act in response to white supremacists in ...

NBA superstar hits out at America's "so-called president" over failure to act against white supremacists.

Boucher brings Breakers home

Tom Abercrombie plays a big role with the NZ Breakers.

The Breakers will play a pre-season match against Melbourne United in their general manager's home region.

Tall Blacks brace for Jordan

Luke Aston is loving his first taste of the Tall Blacks environment at the Fiba Asia Cup.

New Tall Blacks thriving in the international environment at Fiba Asia Cup.

RHS deliver upset in Thompson Trophy

Canterbury Secondary Schools' Basketball League action

There was only one upset in the Thompson Trophy semi-finals in week 11 of the Canterbury secondary schools' basketball league.

Wisconsin beat Breakers

Forward Ethan Happ had 15 points as the Wisconsin Badgers defeated an NZ Breakers squad 85-75.

Badgers get off to a winning start on their five-game trip to New Zealand and Australia.

Tall Blacks march on video

Finn Delany (centre), playing on his 22nd birthday, led the Tall Blacks' third-quarter comeback in the one-point loss to ...

Tall Blacks move into quarters at Fiba Asia Cup despite a one-point loss to South Korea.

Tall Blacks 'must refocus'

The Tall Blacks lay down their haka at the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut.

Paul Henare says Korea presents a major threat as his Kiwi basketballers look to close out pool play at the Fiba Asia Cup unbeaten.

Get Adams on Game of Thrones

Steven Adams in hairier times, looking like he belongs on Game of Thrones.

A keen fan reckons NBA star Steven Adams would be perfect for a cameo role on Game of Thrones.

No title, but what a year video

Reuben Te Rangi playing for the Southland Sharks in the 2017 NBL.

Southland Sharks players impress on the international stage.

Tall Blacks stun Lebanon video

Reuben Te Rangi led the Tall Blacks to a surprise win over Lebanon, silencing a vocal home crowd.

Paul Henare's youthful basketballers have produced the biggest upset of the Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut.

Henare: This will be fun

Tall Blacks captain Reuben Te Rangi and his young team are looking for a second win at the Fiba Asia Cup.

The rookie-laden Tall Blacks have been told to embrace the challenge of playing Lebanon in Beiruit.

Breakers unveil second import

New Breakers signing DJ Newbill takes it to the hoop for the Penn State Nittany Lions in his college days.

Philadelphia combo guard DJ Newbill pledges to bring just what the Breakers need for the 2017-18 ANBL season.

Mo more, Adams stache shaved

Steven Adams shows off his new clean-shaven look.

The most famous moustache in New Zealand sport is no more.

Tall Blacks down Kazakhstan video

Derone Raukawa scored a game-high 17 points in the Tall Blacks' 70-49 victory over Kazakhstan.

After early scoring troubles, Tall Blacks ease to a victory in first Fiba Asia Cup action.

McFadden's health scare

Kenny McFadden (R) played a huge part in Steven Adams' development.

Kenny McFadden, mentor to Steven Adams, has been diagnosed with a serious kidney disease.

Tall Blacks face unknown

Paul Henare says he has no regrets about his decision to go young with the Tall Blacks' Asia Cup campaign.

Paul Henare's young NZ men's basketballers do not have a lot of information on their first Asia Cup opponents.

Korea puts Curry to the test video

The giant inflatable man towered above the hoop, posing difficulties for the referees when ruling on possible goal tending.

NBA superstar takes on an inflatable giant and a many-armed man on a Korean TV show.

Rusbatch fires for Tall Blacks

Ethan Rusbatch had a game-high 16 points for the Tall Blacks in a 60-53 defeat to Angola in China.

Paul Henare's young NZ men's basketballers have wrapped up their Asia Cup buildup with a respectable defeat to Angola.

Sheriff Shaq reporting for duty?

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is planning on running for sheriff.

Retired NBA star elaborates on plans to run for sheriff in a bid to close the gap between police and people.

Webster heading to Israel

Corey Webster was named MVP after leading Wellington's Saints to another New Zealand NBL title in 2017.

Saints and Tall Blacks guard Corey Webster has signed for Ironi Nahariya in the Israeli league.

Tall Blacks take backward step

Derone Raukawa scored 12 points for the Tall Blacks against Lithuania.

The Tall Blacks lost a game that they should have won, going down 67-62 against Lithuania as they prepare for the Fiba Asia Cup.

No conviction for ex-Breakers star

New Zealand basketballer Corey Webster was found guilty on two charges of assault but was discharged without conviction.

Kiwi basketballer Corey Webster guilty of assault for pulling musician's "santa-like" beard.

Curry crashes house party video

Steph Curry turned up at a random house party to drink a beer with some fans.

The two-time NBA MVP showed up unannounced to a house party to throw back beers with fans.

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