The NBA would like you to believe the playoffs are a genuine contest, a thrill ride from beginning to end. It's no such thing. Well, not in the first round anyway.
Australian basketball players Patty Mills and Aron Baynes have already made a name for themselves on the court for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, but they are developing a YouTube profile as well.
Jon Tuxworth Canberra Gunners coach Shaun McEachin insists a less than ideal pre-season was no excuse for their lacklustre performance in a season-opening 97-57 SEABL road loss to Albury-Wodonga on Saturday night.
Paul Suttor The unfairness of the NBA's format for deciding playoff teams is beyond a joke. It's so ridiculous you might even say it's ridicurous. Possible status upgrade to ridonkulous.
Michael Cockerill Should Football Federation Australia allow a team which has cheated the salary cap to win the league? Some might argue it already has.
Paul Suttor It's that time of year when awards are dished out left, right and centre to those who are deserving of kudos. They are the easy awards to sort out. It's time for the others. Unofficial gongs.
Proving he can shoot goals in more than one sport, Real Madrid and Wales winger Gareth Bale has aced the NBA's half-court challenge after the gauntlet was thrown down on Twitter.
Jon Tuxworth Canberra coach Carrie Graf insists the WNBL can co-exist with football codes if it returns to a winter season.
Jon Tuxworth Basketball Australia is seeking to emulate netball and pay for free-to-air coverage as it looks to avoid a TV blackout for the Women's National Basketball League next season.
Paul Suttor The true test of whether young Australian guard Dante Exum is set for a lengthy career in the big time will be 12 months from now. This is technically his rookie season but he shouldn't be judged in comparison with this draft class.
A selection of news and sports images from our archives over the past week.