The Parade College Writing Workshop – Jensen Miles: Diamond Valley v Frankston Blues basketball

Jensen Miles got through school and nervously prepared for his Friday night basketball game against Frankston. With his precision shooting getting his team back into the match, the Grade 9 Parade College student had the chance to win the game for his side.

Almanac Basketball – NBA 2020 Play-Offs: Conference Semi-Finals review

Despite the restrictions, the NBA is currently producing an exciting play-offs series. Sean Mortell has the review of the Conference Semi-Finals, which included overtime finishes and numerous game sevens.

Kobe Bryant

Deakin Uni student Mark Miller reflects on the life of Kobe Bryant and the attitudes and understandings that drove him.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Sebastian Rush: The 2020 NBA All-Star game

The 2020 NBA All-Star game came down to the wire, as Parade College Grade 9 student Sebastian Rush details the exciting match-up between the NBA’s best players.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Harshana Kiriwendala: Toronto Raptors v Philadelphia 76ers, 2019 NBA Playoff game

The Toronto Raptors faced a nervous match against Philadelphia in order to progress to their first ever NBA Finals series in 2019. Parade College Grade 9 student Harshana Kiriwendala details his memories of watching the game, especially the final seconds.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Lewis Sebben: My basketball semi-final

Parade College Grade 9 student Lewis Sebben had an intense basketball semi-final. Managing to click in the second half, his team flew into the lead on the back of Lewis’ prolific scoring.

Almanac Book Review: The craziness that is “Not Bad Thanks”

Deakin Uni student and basketball enthusiast Mark Miller recently read Not Bad Thanks the story of a basketball club/team/phenomenon that has graced the courts of Melbourne since 1980. This is his review.

Is player movement to blame for NBA ratings collapse?

Mark Miller continues his regular segment on basketball and this week considers some of the issues surrounding the reduced TV ratings of the NBA.

Almanac Books: Not Bad Thanks is a hoot

If you want an entertaining examination of mateship and sporting obsession, John Harms thinks Graeme Willingham’s ‘Not Bad Thanks’ is an excellent investment. For extracts, and details on how to obtain the book, please read further.

Why does sandpaper hurt so much?

Peter Baulderstone muses about the place of sport in our individual and collective consciousnesses. How are sports different from each other? Is there an ongoing meaning of sport in our lives that explains just why sandpaper hurts so much?

Plenty of practice and empty heads – Part 1: The game as information.

It’s terrific to welcome former NBL basketballer and philosopher-sportsman David Stiff to the Almanac. In his debut piece he looks at ‘the game’ as information. [I think we’re going to enjoy this mix of experience, theory, and fresh thought – JTH.]

Sponsorship and Donation – Yarra Wildbeasts

The South Sudanese community is using basketball as a means of strengthening families and community. This is a worthy program in search of further support: find out about this great, local initiative and how you can help.

Seriously Social: Generic Team

Lawless gives us the rundown on last Saturday win by the Generic Team over SE Melbourne

Seriously Social: Generic Team

New Almanac contributor Ben Lawless writes on the thrilling match up between his weekly social roster basketball team, Generic Team and this week’s rival the 51CK L4DS.

Almanac Basketball: The best game ever

Almanac debutant Ethan Stone had a ripper in his basketball grand final, which his team won convincingly. A great story.

Almanac Basketball: Yarra Wildbeasts make finals

Steve Earl is a convert to the cause of Sth Sudanese basketball, now he needs more support and sponsorship.

Drawing inspiration for marathons from basketball?

Mick Jeffrey, facing the Melbourne marathon, went searching for a spark. Would he find the answer at an NBL game? Who is this Melbourne United, taking on the Adelaide 36ers? [Congratulations on your run Mick – Ed].

The Boomers and the “insult” of tanking accusations: Spare me

The Boomers didn’t try to win, contrived to lose, could have won if they needed to or wanted to enough, and now have egg on their face and funding out of their pockets as a result. There’s no tanking by Sean Curtain in his analysis of tanking claims against the Boomers.

2014 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat. Game 1: Fighting Heat with heat (and Game 2).

Nursing his two-week old son whilst taking in the NBA finals. Paul Campbell reckons that it doesn’t get much better than this.

Yvette does the Celtics and meets the Aussie Brigade

Yvette Wroby’s Excellent American Adventure continues. This time it’s beer and pies with Boston’s Aussie Brigade, and taking in the Celtics and the Spurs at the Gardens.