Monday, June 28, 2010

NBA Draft 2010

After the NBA Championships were over, the next major event on the calendar is the NBA Draft. While there were no big-name Aussies in the draft to wait for (like the travesty that was last year with Patty Mills), its still a fun event to watch. Having not had the chance to watch a lot of college ball this year, I didn't know many of the players but since it was quiet at work, I watched coverage of the first round.

If you missed the draft, here are the highlights:

All hail the champs

Yes, I know it was over a week ago ... but I'm a Celtics fan and it was hard to watch the Lakers come from behind to win the NBA championship. Games recognises game tho and the Lakers were the better team.

Boston had their chances but some cold shooting and a lack of rebounding saw them lose the final two games and miss their shot at another title. Full credit to Boston for making it this far and pushing the champs to game 7, no one expected the Celtics to go deep in the playoffs, let alone having every chance to win.

So what's next for the aging Boston Celtics? Aron Phillips from Dime breaks it down here.

If you haven't been on NBA.com recently, they've really stepped up their video footage and highlight packages and are producing "mini movies". Here is the mini movie for game 7 and the Lakers winning of the title.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Andrew Bogut on the 7pm project

Thanks to DJ Rod and the Townsville Crocs Facebook page for bringing this Andrew Bogut interview to my attention.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Andrew Bogut's other love

Thanks to Robbo for pointing out this article on Twitter this afternoon. Like fellow Aussie Eric Bana, Andrew Bogut's other love is clearly cars.

The superstar and the muscle car | Courier Mail
IT'S hard to keep a low profile when you're 213cm tall and a millionaire sports star to boot.

But that's just what Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut was doing on Monday night when he turned up to bid at the auction of the most expensive Australian-made car in history.

The vehicle in question - a 2002 HRT 427 Coupe - one of only two ever made, sold two years ago for a whopping $920,000.

It had no log book, no owner's manual, not even a spare key, and with a top speed of 299km/h it can't be registered in NSW.

Not that it mattered much to Bogut, who is based in the US on a five-year, $75 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team. The 25-year-old pushed bidding to $305,000, but the car was passed in after it failed to meet reserve.

It is understood Bogut, who has said his biggest dream outside basketball was simply "to have a huge car collection", is now negotiating for the prized wheels.

The car was one of more than 20 Holdens, Fords and Chevrolets put up for auction by Queensland businessman Shawn "Chooka" Ryan. Two companies with which Mr Ryan was associated have been placed into receivership.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

KG & Becks

This isn't really a fair fight ... Steve Nash doesn't rep Adidas but he's the only player that would give David Beckham a run for his money.

Ray Allen owns game 2

Rajon Rondo may have finished off the game getting the win for the Celtics, but if it wasn't for Ray Allen's shooting in the first half, Boston never would have had a chance.

His 8 three-pointers set a new record for most threes in a finals game, surpassing Michael Jordan (6) and Scottie Pippen (7).

Ray's stat line for the night was great, but to put it in perspective, he had 27 of his 32 in the first half:

Boston
Starters
Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts
R. Allen G 43:30 11-20 8-11 2-2 +12 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 3 32




Or in slow-motion, for those of us that just enjoy watching Ray's form: