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'Misled' Australian basketball fans to get refund for USA games

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:35 PM

There's finally resolution to the controversial Team USA vs Team Australia basketball match that even had Hollywood star Russell Crowe complaining

FALSE CLAIMS. Organizers failed to bring the big names like LeBron James and  Kevin Durant to Australia. File photo

Australian league denies claim NBA hopeful LaMelo Ball bought team

Apr 03, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Discussions may be underway for LaMelo Ball to own an Australian club team, but the NBL says it's not a done deal

NOTHING FINAL. LaMelo Ball, the 18-year old brother of Pelicans standout Lonzo Ball, looks to own an Australian basketball team while gearing up for an NBA career. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

NBA top-pick hopeful LaMelo Ball buys Aussie league team

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Before throwing his name into the NBA Draft, 18-year-old LaMelo Ball buys a basketball club team in Australia

US basketball player Lamelo Ball takes part in his first training session in Prienai, Lithuania, where he will play for the Vytautas club on January 5, 2018. - Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. (Photo by Petras Malukas / AFP)

Pogoy, Abueva break silence, apologize for FIBA brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:48 PM

The rest of the Gilas Pilipinas players agree that it's time to move on and learn from the fight-marred match

TARGET MAN. Roger Pogoy was the one whom everyone in the Gilas bench tried to save after Daniel Kickert elbowed him in the face. Photo from team sponsor Chooks to Go

Jayson Castro: Gilas not looking for fights

Jul 03, 2018 - 10:23 PM

The point guard once hailed as Asia's best admits he should've kept his emotions in check since he's representing the whole country

ROLE MODEL. Jayson Castro has always strived to be a role model for the youth.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blatche dedicates heartfelt apology for FIBA brawl to his son

Jul 03, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Gilas' naturalized center does not want his son to follow what he did during the melee

'BAD TURN'. Andray Blatche is still in shock with the way he reacted to protect Roger Pogoy in the brawl between Philippines and Australia. Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

SBP apologizes for FIBA brawl incident

Jul 03, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio extends his apology to the whole basketball community

NOT FILIPINO HOSPITALITY. According to SBP President Al Panlilio, the incident breaches the bounds of traditional Filipino hospitality. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aussies 'feared for safety' after Manila basketball brawl

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:39 PM

Basketball Australia CEO Anthony Moore says the Aussies accept responsibility for its role in the incident between it and Gilas Pilipinas

FEAR. Basketball Australia does not accept the action whereby fans and officials actually get involved in the fray. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Dark day' for Australian basketball after FIBA brawl in PH

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The Australian team decides to go back home immediately as the players continue to fear for their safety

RESTRAINED. Angus Brandt was one of the Australian players who were restrained and did not get ejected. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Aussie basketball fan banned for pouring beer on player

Nov 26, 2015 - 2:49 PM

It is a shame that a brilliant game was tarnished by the actions of one individual the league said of the act

BATH. An Australian fan pours beer on import player Marcus Thornton to the outrage of commentators, players and fans alike. Screenshot from YouTube

Australian trio play key roles in NBA Finals

Jun 04, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Australia born Cavaliers duo Matthew Dellavedova and Kyrie Irving will share little more than G day with Warriors center Andrew Bogut when the NBA Finals start

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE. Australia natives Matthew Dellavedova (L) and Kyrie Irving (R) have been major assets to Cleveland. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP