Kings of the jungle or bling that will bungle?

Paul Suttor   Vitas Gerulaitis famously said nobody beats him 17 times in a row when he finally got the better of fellow 1970s tennis playboy Bjorn Borg.

Kings' defensive efforts starting to hit home

Purple patch: Captain Ben Madgen issues his orders at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Lisa Visentin 2:00 PM   For the Sydney Kings, there is something magical about their home crowd. In recent weeks, they have become a formidable force at the Kingdome, toppling the league's three biggest powerhouses.

Kings of their castle: Childress and Co kick the Cats to snap losing run

Josh Childress

Lisa Visentin   The Sydney Kings made history on Thursday night, ending a 16-game losing streak to the Perth Wildcats in a nailbiting four-point victory.

Dandenong Rangers keep finals in sight with win over Sydney University Flames

Turning back the clock: Dandenong’s Penny Taylor drives forward against the Flames.

Roy Ward 5:55 PM   Dandenong Rangers beat Sydney University Flames 91-72 on Saturday afternoon.

United to gang up on Childress

Josh Childress.

Roy Ward 3:08 PM   Melbourne United face Sydney Kings and MVP favourite Josh Childress at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Melbourne United take down Wollongong Hawks in overtime


Roy Ward   Melbourne United beat Wollongong Hawks 103-98 in Wollongong on Friday night.

Jackson stands tall in first game back

Lauren Jackson.

Jon Tuxworth   A promising comeback from Lauren Jackson and another monster game from Abby Bishop ensured the Canberra Capitals kept their WNBL finals hopes alive with a 73-70 road win over Adelaide on Friday night. 

Basketball Australia to meet TV bosses next month as WNBL broadcaster search ramps up


Jon Tuxworth   Basketball Australia will meet free-to-air broadcasters next month as the search to find the WNBL a new television home intensifies, with offers already fielded to live stream matches. 

Mavericks agree to sign Celtics' Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Eddie Sefko   The trade of Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics to the Dallas Mavericks has been agreed to in principle, according to a source, and the price tag for the versatile point guard is a steep one.

Bogut holds key for Warriors

Health worry: Andrew Bogut blocks a shot by Carlos Boozer of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Marcus Thompson II   The Golden State Warriors' status as one of the NBA's elite teams hinges on Andrew Bogut, who might not be on the court when his team needs him most.

NBA peers compliment Bryant

Mike Bresnahan   The accolades keep coming for Kobe Bryant, and it has nothing to do with stats.

Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely

Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors.

Diamond Leung   Warriors centre Andrew Bogut is expected to miss an indefinite number of weeks due to a knee injury, according to his agent.

Jordan's sneakers fetch $33,000

Retro cool: Is there anything cooler than old school basketball uniforms? Michael Jordan may have set the NBA alight, but we're more focused on his smooth get-up. Proving just how influential sport can be on the fashion world, the basketball singlet appears to be any item that will never go out of style (and check out those sweet kicks!)

A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan when he played basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $US33,387 ($A36,123.34) on Thursday, US media reported.

Bogut out of NBA action indefinitely

Mine: Andrew Bogut keeps the ball from Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier.

Antonio Gonzalez   Just as they have the past two seasons, the Golden State Warriors will have to get by without Australian centre Andrew Bogut for an undetermined amount of time.

Back to the future as Jackson makes comeback

Lauren Jackson models the new-look Canberra Capitals uniform.

Chris Dutton   Champion basketballer Lauren Jackson will play her first game in 11 months as Kristen Veal celebrates her 350th game on Friday night.

Bill Plaschke: For Kobe, it is open season

Opening up: Kobe Bryant is showing a personal side that has been hidden for much of his superb NBA career.

Bill Plaschke   Some days, he laughs like we've never heard him laugh. Other days, he barks with a startling chill. One moment he rages with competitiveness. The next moment, his throat is thick with humility.

Kings forward Ellis says defensive lapses costing team

Charity stripe: Cody Ellis takes a foul shot.

Matthew Elkerton   Kings forward Cody Ellis admits Sydney were complacent in their loss to Wollongong last weekend - they won't make that mistake on Thursday night when they host the Perth Wildcats.

Jess Bibby on verge of three-point history, but winning main focus

Jess Bibby in action against the Sydney Flames.

Jon Tuxworth   She's poised to become the most prolific three-point shooter in WNBL history, but Canberra Capitals guard Jess Bibby's sole focus is keeping the club's fading finals hopes alive when they face the 'Doomsday Double' road trip this weekend. 

Melbourne United told to 'put elbows into throats' as fight for wins heats up

Melbourne United interim coach Darryl McDonald has told his players to stand their ground.

Roy Ward   Melbourne United is being pushed out of position, both on court and on the ladder, so interim coach Darryl McDonald has demanded they hold their ground starting this weekend.

Bogut ruled out again for Golden State

Andrew Bogut.

Australian centre Andrew Bogut is sitting out his fourth straight NBA game for the Golden State Warriors with an injured knee.