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The one, the only ... Andrew Gaze (pic below, who said he couldn't jump?)
Andrew Gaze is considered the greatest player in the history of the NBL
and is a seven time winner of the league's MVP award, which is now
named after him.
his career in the NBL at age 18, being named Rookie of the year in 1984.
He was the top scorer in the league for a total of 14 seasons. Not an
outstanding athlete, Gaze's heavy scoring was due to exceptional
shooting, including from three-point range. A crowd favourite, one of
Gaze's trademark plays for the Tigers was the alley-oop pass to Lanard
Copeland. Playing under his father with the Tigers, Gaze played in 612
NBL matches and led the team to two titles (’93 & ’97).
of Andrew’s best seasons was in 1987 when he averaged 44.1 points
(that’s not a typo), 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.5 steals & 3.4
Gather round and let me tell you about a time when the league was booming, so much so, NBL players were
Back in the 90’s when the league was booming, one of the teams to beat was
the Melbourne Tigers who took out their first championship in ’93 and then won
it again in ’97. Lindsay Gaze prowled the sidelines while his son Andrew was
the superstar. He wasn’t alone as he was joined by two of the legends of the
league, Lanard Copeland and Mark Bradtke.
Fast forward to the 2000’s when the big three had moved on, a new superstar
emerged for the Tigers in the form of Chris Anstey who returned from several
years in Europe. Anstey dominated the league
to another two titles in ’06 and ’08.
As you can see from the pic below, we’ve come up with two different styles
for this team, based on the team’s classic uniforms from back in the day.
Gather round and let me tell you about a time when the NBL
was booming! So much so, at one time there were five Victorian teams in the
The South East Melbourne Magic were formed in 1992 as the result of a merger
between the South Melbourne Saints and the Eastside Spectres. The team’s home
venue was the Rod Laver Arena which it shared with cross-town rivals the
Melbourne Tigers and drew an NBL record 15,366 fans to a game between the two
clubs in 1996.
Despite the Magic being successful on-court during its tenure in the league,
making four Grand Final appearances and winning championships in 1992 and 1996,
the club once again merged with a cross-town rival, the North Melbourne Giants
for the 1998/99 season, forming the Victoria Titans.
Representing the Magic in our “Legends” series are Bruce
Bolden, Tony Ronaldson, Sam Mackinnon, Darren Lucas, Mike Kelly and Rob Rose.
South East Melbourne fans, its time to represent and show your
support for your once great team. Like, share and shop!
Check out our store for team eight of the