NBA legend David Robinson speaks with the authority of having played in two of the most successful teams in modern basketball - the Dream Team and the San Antonio Spurs.
Tragedy has struck NBA No.1 draft pick Ben Simmons, his cousin killed in a hit-and-run incident in New Jersey little more than 24 hours after he attended the draft.
No matter what position he ends up playing, Ben Simmons is going to be the centrepiece of the Philadelphia 76ers' offence.
Getting back to full fitness in early October is his prime target.
Before he was a $5million man, Ben Simmons was at Canberra Cannons training watching his dad play.
No.1 draft pick Ben Simmons has the potential to be the best player in the NBA, both showing both the rise of the sport internationally and the progress of Australian players in the past quarter century.
Australian forward Thon Maker's gamble has paid off with the Milwaukee Bucks taking him with pick 10 in today's NBA Draft.
Follow live coverage of the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft from Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York as Australian rookie Ben Simmons finds out which team's jersey he will wear for the next two years.
Australia Opals great Lauren Jackson is to become the first Seattle Storm WNBA player to have her jersey retired by the team.
The Philadelphia 76ers are set to select Ben Simmons as the No.1 overall pick at the NBA Draft, but another giant Australian has been hit by an 11th hour controversy.
LeBron James has decided to have a rest, with the NBA superstar withdrawing his name from consideration to play for the US Olympic basketball team at the Rio Games.
Phil Jackson is taking a risk on Derrick Rose and his surgically repaired knees.
Now he has been taken by Philadelphia with the No.1 draft pick, the hard work truly begins - is Ben Simmons ready for the burden of great expectations?
NBA legend David Robinson says Australian star Ben Simmons will need at least three to four seasons to become an NBA star.
Ben Simmons is about to take his game to the world's biggest league, but could he become one of the NBA's biggest superstars? Some think he can.
Australian star Ben Simmons has confirmed he won't be playing in the Rio Olympics this year but looks forward to a big future with the Boomers.
Lauren Jackson has been ranked one of the WNBA's greatest and most influential female basketballers.
Australia's Ben Simmons is expected to be the number one pick in the NBA Draft on Friday, here is a guide with the essential knowledge for draft watching.
Chris Dutton takes us behind the scenes as the Brumbies lose to the Western Force in the final of the World 10s in Mauritius.
Ben Simmons looks headed for Philadelphia, with 76ers set to choose the teenage Australian phenomenon with the No.1 pick in Friday's NBA draft.
The Opals have moved on from the racial furore which rocked the team earlier this year as they set out to "create their own legacy" without Lauren Jackson
Michael Jordan will ALWAYS be a superior athlete and performer than LeBron James. How's that a way to light a fuse for a sports debate?
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the NBA championship, beating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in game seven of the NBA Finals.
Marianna Tolo has unfinished business with Olympics after signing with the Canberra Capitals.
Matthew Dellavedova didn't play a second in the NBA title game, but as he stood in the victorious Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room saturated by champagne, he did not care at all.
Sports stars from around the world have joined the chorus of fans paying their respect to LeBron James after he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their maiden NBA Championship win.
LeBron James was a unanimous choice for his third Finals MVP, to go along with his third championship, after playing all but 71 seconds of the decisive game. It was the final act James needed to complete the promise he brought to the city.
The Cavaliers and Warriors go head-to-head for the NBA Championship.
Back when they were baby faced boys, future AFL and NBA stars Christian Petracca and Ben Simmons were junior teammates.
Australian NBA point guard Dante Exum will not play for the Boomers at the Rio Olympics.
LeBron James has described himself as Ben Simmons' big brother and mentor, but the NBA star says the Australian teenager controls his own destiny.
3000 reasons why the NBA Finals game seven between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will make history.
With the 2016 NBA Finals series delicately poised at 3-2 in favour of Steph Curry's Warriors, can LeBron James recreate his heroics of Game five and force the series to a seventh game?
The wife of NBA MVP Steph Curry has apologised for her Twitter rant following Golden State's game six loss to the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have shot down the Golden State Warriors to force a winner-take-all game seven for the NBA title.
Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut says he is "highly unlikely" to play in the Rio Olympics but will give himself a month to make his final decision.
For five days, Draymond Green did something so remarkable it can't be overlooked: he stopped talking.
Canberra Capitals veteran Carly Wilson says she has another season in her.
The Golden State and Boomers centre could be rested from the pool games of Australia's Olympic campaign if it meant being fit for the knockouts in the Rio basketball tournament.
Andrew Bogut's knee injury is potentially an Olympic medal vanquishing catastrophe for the Australian men's basketball team.