Aussie NBA rookie Josh Giddey gives back to next generation of basketballers in 'special' return home

Melanie Dinjaski
By Melanie Dinjaski
April 28 2022 - 5:00pm
Josh Giddey of the Oklahoma City Thunder is back in Australia. Picture: Getty Images

A few years ago Josh Giddey might have been able to walk down the street in his hometown of Melbourne without being hassled for an autograph or photo. Those days are long gone now, though, as the NBA rookie returned home to Australia to massive fanfare following a stellar, record-setting season.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

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