NBA Straya Never Forget – Andrew Gaze vs Chicago, Feb 14 1999

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! On this day, 19 years ago, the Aussie Larry Bird, Andrew ‘Gazey’ Gaze — an Aussie sporting legend only topped if you combined Don Bradman, Dawn Frazer, Cathy Freeman, Steven Bradbury, Brocky, Thorpie and Makybe Diva all together — found himself in Chicago, Illinois for his 10th ever NBA game! That’s […]

NBA Straya Never Forget – Thon Maker vs Detroit Feb 13, 2017

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! Bang on a full year ago today, dead-set Aussie ledge Thon ‘ThonSong’ Maker found himself in a hail of Aussie ledges! Starting for his Milwaukee Bucks for only the 6th time in his young NBA career… Thon took a page out of the book of Outback Jesus himself Matthew Dellavedova and […]

NBA Straya Never Forget: Shane Heal vs LA Lakers, Feb 12 1997

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! Back in the hazy mists of time, 21 years ago today, fresh-faced, peroxide-haired Aussie legend Shane ‘The Hammer’ Heal was pulling ’em on next to Kevin Garnett and a rookie Stephon Marbury 3 for the Minnesota Timberwolves as they took on the Los Angeles Lakers with Shaquille O’ Neal (in his […]

NBA Straya Never Forget: Chris Anstey vs Philly, Feb 11 1998

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! Strewth! It was 20 years ago today that a rookie Chris Anstey — aka the Original Unicorn, aka Aussie Porzingis — came off the bench for the Dallas Mavericks and went up against Allen Iverson’s Philadelphia 76ers… and set a CAREER HIGH that he’d never better again! Boasting a haircut you […]

NBA Straya Never Forget: Andrew Bogut vs New Jersey Nets, Feb 10 2010

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  #NBA #Straya Never Forget! Eight years back, long before he was leading Stephen Curry & the Golden State Warriors to an NBA title, Andrew Bogut, — the Croatian Wilt Chamberlain — stood taller than Mount Kosciuszko and led the Milwaukee Bucks to a win over the New Jersey #Nets more crushing than the time […]

NBA Straya Never Forget: Matthew Dellavedova vs Memphis, Feb 9 2014

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  #NBA #Straya Never Forget! **phone ringing** ME: Hello? TELEMARKETER: Hello sir, my name is Steven and I wou… ME [interrupting]: Lemme stop you right there Stevo… Have you heard the good news? TELEMARKETER: Uh… what? ME: That’s it’s the fourth anniversary of a rookie Delly leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a crucial win over […]

NBA ‘Straya – Never Forget! Patty Mills vs Charlotte, Feb 8 2014

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! Four years ago today, Australia’s bala supreme, Patty ‘Thrills’ Mills was in his third year with the San Antonio Spurs and well on his way to leading them to their fifth NBA title. But on a cold February night in North Carolina, Patty Cakes tugged on the ol’ black and silver […]

NBA ‘Straya – Never Forget! Dante Exum vs Sacramento, Feb 7 2015

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! A scant three years ago today, back when Australian basketball’s forgotten man Dante Exum — aka Kangaroo Kobe — played basketball instead of just Call of Duty, the Aussie point god was in his rookie year and tearing up the NBA, starting his 12th ever NBA game for his Utah Jazz! […]

NBA ‘Straya – Never Forget! Aron ‘Bangers’ Baynes vs Philly, Feb 6 2017

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! One year ago today, Aron ‘Bangers’ Baynes — everyone’s favourite dump truck disguised as an NBA player — tied his hair up in a man bun tighter than Warwick Capper’s shorts and led his Detroit Pistons to a big win over the Philadelphia 76ers… and put up his THIRD best game […]

NBA ‘Straya – Never Forget! Cam ‘Air’ Bairstow vs Denver, Feb 5 2016

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#NBA #Straya Never Forget! It might be hard to believe, but it was only two short years ago that Cam ‘Air’ Bairstow was tying back his flowing flaxen locks, shrugging on a No. 41 Chicago Bulls jersey with the lithe grace of a young David ‘The Admiral’ Robinson mixed with a cheetah, starting his THIRD-EVER […]