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Los Angeles Clippers unveil Aussie NBA recruit Joe Ingles

Peter Mitchell Joe Ingles was a largely unknown face among the Los Angeles Clippers' stable of stars, but the forward from Happy Valley in South Australia could not wipe the smile off his face.

Chicago Bulls rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic face uphill climb to cracking rotation

K.C. Johnson The night before his first official NBA practice, Doug McDermott went to bed early. He set three alarm clocks. He awoke every hour, hearing Tom Thibodeau's voice.

LeBron James receives roaring ovation in Cleveland Cavaliers' Wine & Gold scrimmage

The King is back: Cleveland superstar LeBron James drives past Cavaliers forward Mike Miller.

Jason Lloyd The last time LeBron James was in this building wearing this jersey, he departed the court to a smattering of boos in a half-empty arena after a crushing playoff defeat.

New York Knicks kingpins Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony get Willis Reed's tick of approval

Al Iannazzone Willis Reed never thought he'd see his old friend and teammate Phil Jackson back with the Knicks, but he's thrilled that he is and believes he will turn around the franchise.

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant quickly pushes his pace

Mike Bresnahan To hear everybody talk, Kobe Bryant was 26 years old, not 36. He was merely coming off a bruised thigh and scratched elbow, not a torn Achilles' tendon and fractured knee.

Andrew Bogut slams critics of NBA youngster Dante Exum

Dante Exum after signing for Utah Jazz.

Critics of NBA draftee Dante Exum should "pull their heads out" and give the Australian youngster time to develop, says fellow first-round pick Andrew Bogut.

LA Clippers guard Chris Paul sees NBA playoff failure as a learning tool

Heartbreak: Chris Paul and the Clippers have come up short in the second round of the playoffs against Oklahoma City.

Ben Bolch The camera pans to Chris Paul and he smirks on cue, as if he's been perfecting his expression far longer than a couple of takes.

Former NBA star Rex Chapman accused of stealing more than $14,000 in Apple products

In strife: Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.

Daniel Wallis Police arrested former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman on Friday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of products over several months from an Apple store in Scottsdale,...

Melbourne United's NBA star Jordan McRae makes dashing debut

Roy Ward NBA draft pick Jordan McRae makes a great debut at the NBL Blitz as Melbourne United go 1-1.

Australian Boomer Joe Ingles links with NBA's Clippers

Joe Ingles.

Star Boomers small forward Joe Ingles has reportedly sealed a deal to join NBA franchise the Los Angeles Clippers.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden off-season

Patriotic: US guard Klay Thompson argues with a Lithuanian player at the semi-final won by the Americans 96-68.

Sam Amick Klay Thompson leapt out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn.

Cleveland Cavaliers sign NBA veteran Shawn Marion

Adding championship experience in the wake of landing superstar LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they have signed forward Shawn Marion, who helped Dallas win the 2011 NBA crown.

Boomers veteran David Andersen plots NBA return

David Andersen wants to see the Boomers claim their first senior medal this year.

Roy Ward Australian veteran David Andersen has a master plan for the coming year and it involves a FIBA world cup medal and a return to the NBA.

NBA Hawks' owner to sell control of team, cites racially insensitive remarks

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson.

Kevin Murphy The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he will sell his controlling interest in the National Basketball Association franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo...

Damian Lillard graces cover of NBA Live 15

Brett Molina Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will grace the cover of Electronic Arts pro basketball simulation NBA Live 15.

Kevin Love plus LeBron James equals Cavaliers on cusp of new NBA dynasty

Jason Lloyd In a city built on sports heartbreak and despair, in a town with a river named Chagrin, it's difficult to process days (and summers) like this.

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Patty Mills brings a taste of NBA home

Back home: Patty Mills (right) and Aron Baynes  on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills has the NBA championship trophy with him for a tour of Australia.

Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum impresses in NBA summer league debut

NBA commissioner Adam Silver with Dante Exum.

Roy Ward Dante Exum scored 10 points and had an alley-oop dunk in his NBA summer league debut.

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Aussie Patty Mills re-signs with NBA champs

Patty Mills.

A day after Dante Exum inked a multi-million dollar NBA contract, Patty Mills also hit the jackpot.

Australian Cameron Bairstow makes an NBA impression at Chicago

The Chicago Bulls' first and second round draft picks Cameron Bairstow (41) from Brisbane, Australia, and Creighton University star Doug McDermott.

Australian power forward Cameron Bairstow might be an NBA rookie, but he has been using his 206cm tall, 113kg body to batter his Chicago Bulls teammates.