Hawks go into voluntary administration

Melissa Woods   The future of the Wollongong Hawks is in doubt with the NBL club placing itself into voluntary administration.

Conklin is NBL's best

Most valuable player: Townsville import Brian Conklin.

Brian Conklin of the Townsville Crocodiles is the National Basketball League's Most Valuable Player of the season.

Warriors and Grizzlies not getting due respect

Paul Suttor dinkus Double Dribble Hoops Heaven Sutts

Paul Suttor   There has been a lot of talk about Oklahoma City being the danger team in the west and how San Antonio are primed to make a late run at the title. These arguments are flawed on two counts.

Rising star treads US path towards NBA dream

Deng Adel works on his game at a local basketball court in Fitzroy.

Roy Ward 8:33 PM   Young Australian basketball player Deng Adel is taking his talents to University of Louisville later this year in the hope of turning professional.

Spirit start mind games as grand final showdown looms

The Spirit are out to win their third straight WNBL championship.

Roy Ward   Bendigo Spirit coach says Townsville Fire favourites for WNBL title ahead of Sunday's grand final.

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list at $US79.2b

NBA legend Michael Jordan joins the ranks of the world's richest people.

Jonathan Stempel   Bill Gates’ grip on the mantle of world’s richest man appears unshakeable, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has joined the top 20.

Harden suspended for kicking James below the belt

 LeBron James.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden has been suspended one game without pay for kicking Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in the groin, the NBA announced on Monday.

Warriors rally from 26-point deficit to beat Celtics

Offensive dynamo: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry tries to get between Boston Celtics defenders Evan Turner and Isaiah Thomas.

Diamond Leung   The Warriors pulled off an improbable win, coming back from 26 points down to beat Boston, 106-101, on Sunday.

Cavs fall to Rockets in overtime

Too hard to guard: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James drives the ball to the basket past Houston opponent James Harden.

Jason Lloyd   LeBron James missed a pair of free throws in the final seconds of overtime and the Cavs lost a thriller 105-103 to the Houston Rockets on Sunday. It capped a miserable day for James from the free-throw line, who finished just 3-for-11 while making 3 of his last 11 shots from the floor during the fourth quarter and overtime.

Bendigo Spirit through to third WNBL grand final

Bendigo Spirit's late surge was enough to clinch victory.

Roy Ward   Bendigo Spirit won the WNBL preliminary final, beating Sydney University Flames 85-77 on Sunday.

Former Knicks forward Mason dead at 48

Anthony Mason: 1966-2015.

Bruce Weber   Anthony Mason, a muscular, bellicose forward whose bruising play helped the New York Knicks reach the NBA Finals in 1994, died Saturday morning in Manhattan. He was 48.

Breakers into NBL final after 2-0 sweep of 36ers

My ball: Tom Abercrombie of the Breakers, right, tussles for possession against Adelaide.

Marc Hinton   The Breakers are through to the NBL grand final – and on this form are going to take some stopping.

Pioneer took a giant step followed by thousands

Trailblazer: Earl Lloyd.

Earl Lloyd, the NBA’s first black player, has died. He was 86.

Bendigo Spirit two wins from a three-peat

Sara Blicavs.

Roy Ward   Bendigo Spirit face Sydney University Flames in the WNBL preliminary final at Bendigo Stadium on Sunday. The winner plays Townsville Fire in next Sunday's grand final.

Taipans give Wildcats the slip

Victorious: Cameron Tragardh played strongly in the Taipans' win over Perth.

Cairns Taipans overcame an ice-cold two-point quarter to put Perth away in the opening match of their NBL semi-final series.

Basketball ACT insist no need for panic despite $218,000 loss


Jon Tuxworth   Basketball ACT are confident of being back in the black next financial year and have assured members there is no need for concern after recording a loss of nearly $218,000 for 2014-15. 

LeBron not happy unis chasing his son

 LeBron James.

As a teenage basketball sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by universities. Now, he's living it as a dad.

Multimillion-dollar stadium upgrade put on hold as Basketball ACT tightens purse strings


Jon Tuxworth   Basketball ACT has been forced to put a multi million dollar upgrade of its Belconnen precinct on hold, but president David Leaney says it hasn't been scrapped as their courts struggle to cope with increasing demand. 

LeBron unhappy colleges pursuing 10-year-old son

Protective: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.

Jason Lloyd   LeBron James Jr. is apparently attracting the attention of some colleges. Since he's only 10 years old, that isn't sitting well with his father.

How much more can Rose's knees take?

Injured, again: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose.

Jeff Zillgitt   Another knee injury. Another season ended. How much more can one player take? It's sad and depressing because Derrick Rose loves basketball, and so many fans love watching him play.