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.

Almanac Life: Black Lives Matter

Glen Davis examines racism in sport, particularly America, and the advent of ‘Black Lives Matter’.

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 – James Dunse: NBA Finals Game 7, 2016

Grade 9 Parade College student James Dunse tells the tale of Cleveland’s historic Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors to snatch the 2016 NBA title.

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 Basketball: 76ers need to move on from Ben Simmons

Deakin Uni student Mark Miller commences a weekly basketball feature for the Footy Almanac. Today he examines the career of Ben Simmons at the Philadelphia 76ers and questions whether it is time for Ben Simmons to move on.

Almanac Basketball: Trusting The Process In Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia has had a dud basketball team for a while. Despite their wonderful (earlier) history, the Sixers have had a tough time of it in recent years. Alex Docherty explains what’s gone on and why.

Whitsundays and the days are easy, so sports aplenty

Steve’s on holidays and happy about local (Fitzroy) prospects in the NBA.

Round 22 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: Thank You Mr. Cooney

Well done Coons! Alex fondly farewells a well-loved champion.

Almanac Connection: “Titles and tears” by Joe Posnanski

Highest class sportswriting from NBC Sports National columnist Joe Posnanski, on Cleveland, on place and on meaning. It is basketball, it is LeBron James, it is connection and it is a sense of connection.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 29/5/16

The latest football results from around Australia and sporting results from around the world.

Almanac Anzac Weekend 2016 Sport Results

All the sporting results worth knowing after the Long Weekend.

Almanac Weekend Sport Review – April’s Fool: Ch 7 have no idea about promoting AFL in Sydney

All the sports results worth knowing and a gripe about AFL on free to air in Sydney

Almanac Weekend Sports Rewind 20th March

All the results worth knowing from this weekend’s sport

Almanac Weekend Sports Rewind 7th March

All the Sporting results that matter.

Almanac Basketball: The Five NBA Games of Christmas

Nice explanation of the NBA Christmas roster, which then includes a short, sharp account of the five games. Paul Campbell then asks the question of the AFL and festival days.

It’s not easy being green

Really interesting piece from an umpire’s perspective. [Excellent expose of the notion that umpires have identity, something which mainstream discourse tends to deny them – JTH]

NBA – Chicago Bulls v Cleveland Cavaliers: Rose.

Author Paul Campbell describes how Derrick Rose’s buzzer winning shot and the Bulls win against the Cleveland Cavaliers makes sport so beautiful to watch.