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Weekly NBA Wrap: 17 September 2020

As we move towards the pointy end of the season, only four teams remain in the championship hunt. The playoffs have thrown us a few upsets so far, none bigger than the Denver Nuggets coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers. The Denver triumph has been making waves in the NBA world and it is only fitting we kick off this week's wrap with it.Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 10 September 2020

The team with the best win-loss record this year has officially been eliminated from the playoffs. Based on recent NBA history, a favourite usually ends up winning the championship, but this year is like no other. If there was ever a year that an underdog could win the whole thing, this is it. Miami destroying Milwaukee in 5 games is proof. Could Miami win the championship? Only time will tell - but in the meantime here is everything you need to know about the past week in the NBA! Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 3 September 2020

A week is a long time in sport and this week in the NBA has been no exception. Less than a week ago, the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their playoff game against Orlando leading to three days of postponed NBA games. Thankfully, players decided to stick it out for the rest of the season after having positive discussions with the NBA and team owners. Even Barack Obama got involved.Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 26 August 2020

Only 13 teams remain in the championship hunt! The brooms came out and Philadelphia, Indiana and Brooklyn were swept in the first round of the playoffs. This week has been jam-packed with news stories from inside and outside the bubble including a buzzer-beater, another coach getting the sack and the NBA Draft Lottery. Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 19 August 2020

The NBA needs to be applauded for the success of the bubble so far. While many thought we would never restart the season, we have now finished the seeding games and are heading into the playoffs. There have been no positive tests in the bubble and most importantly, teams have produced some high quality and entertaining basketball. It has been a jam-packed week in the NBA so let’s get straight into the Weekly NBA Wrap.

Comparing Apples with Pears? Tech Giant Threatens Legal Action Against Small Business Owner

Can you actually compare apples with pears? Well, tech giant Apple certainly believes so. The trillion-dollar company has threatened legal action against a small business because of their pear logo.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 12 August 2020

The Trailblazers, Suns, Grizzlies and Spurs all still have a mathematical chance of making it to the playoffs. As we watch in anticipation, a few other stories are doing the rounds in the NBA world. Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Ben Simmons' College Coach Gives His Take On The 76er's Shooting Struggles

NBA fans were hit with a massive blow this week when Philadelphia superstar Ben Simmons injured his knee playing against the Washington Wizards. In a recent statement, the 76ers confirmed that Simmons will be leaving the NBA bubble for surgery "in the coming days to remove a loose body in his left knee." David Patrick, a longtime friend of Simmons and his coach at LSU, recently joined The Alley-Oop Show and shared his thoughts on the 24-year-old's best position and his shooting struggles.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 6 August 2020

The NBA is officially back! I’m not talking about practice games, but real games that mean something. We already have some fascinating storylines forming after only a week of seeding games. 

“He Was Like M*F*, Where You Been?” Phil Handy Shares Kobe Stories, Talks Lakers and Discusses Life in The Bubble

All the way from inside the Orlando NBA bubble, Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy joined The Alley-Oop Show this week. Handy has one of the most decorated assistant coaching careers in the NBA, having coached superstars such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving. Prior to joining the Lakers this season, he had been to five consecutive NBA finals as an assistant coach (four with Cleveland and one with Toronto).

Weekly NBA Wrap: 30 July 2020

The NBA season officially restarts tomorrow and based on the practice games completed, teams appear locked in and ready to go. Can you believe it has been about four and a half months since the NBA season was postponed? Fans are itching to see some games and ultimately a champion crowned in 2020.There has been plenty happening both on the court and off the court this week - let’s get straight into it.Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Melbourne Tigers Big Three Reunite: Mark Bradtke Shares Stories on the Boomers and Allen Iverson

23 years after their last championship together, the NBL big three reunited on The Alley-Oop Show. Their chemistry continues off the court, with the former teammates discussing Bradtke’s career from first starting to play basketball to his experience playing alongside a young Allen Iverson in the NBA.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 23 July 2020

The NBA season officially kicks off in just over one week - sh*t is getting real!Even though we are yet to have any games in the bubble, there is still plenty of entertainment in the world of NBA. 

The Hawks Co-Owner Dorry Kordahi on Landing Brian Goorjian: “He Did Sort of Say No at One Stage”

The new co-owner of the NBL’s Hawks joined Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland for the second instalment of The Alley-Oop Show. Dorry Kordahi recently teamed up with former NBA Executive Bryan Colangelo and American businessman Michael Proctor to purchase the NBL team formally known as the Illawarra Hawks.

“I Still Get Goosebumps When I Talk About It”: Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland Relive the Greatest Comeback in NBL History

In their segment, Magic Moments, Andrew Gaze and Lanard Copeland shine the spotlight on a memorable moment from years gone by. It was only fitting that for the first-ever magic moment, Gaze and Copeland relived arguably the greatest comeback in NBL history. 

Weekly NBA Wrap: 16 July 2020

It’s official! NBA players have entered the bubble in Orlando! Thanks to social media, NBA fans can stay up to date with all the action from inside the bubble. However, some players are already showing signs of struggling with the restrictions - how are they going to feel if they make it to the finals and are stuck in the bubble for three months?

Weekly NBA Wrap: 8 July 2020

The NBA season is less than 4 weeks away from resuming and COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines. Just in case you missed the top stories of the week, we cover them all here. Starting with an NBA reunion that was always going to happen and ending with a recently retired NBA superstar on fire. Here’s your Weekly NBA Wrap.

Weekly NBA Wrap: 2 July 2020

The NBA season came to a halt on March 11th, 2020. That was the day that Rudy Gobert, Utah All-Star Centre, tested positive for COVID-19 just after joking about the virus at a press conference.