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  • joined Nov 18, 2008
  • last login Jun 11, 2013
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Keen to talk about anything basketball-related. Let's get my biases out of the way: I'm a big Portland Trail Blazers fan. I've seen them through thick and thin... very thin. Now things are on the up and we're all rejoicing.

I hail from Australia, so I love to talk about the NBL and the Boomers. The Sydney Kings WERE my team, until they were given a hasty burial by a terrible owner.

World basketball is also an interest of mine -- so I'm always happy to talk about any of the FIBA tournaments.

If you want to find out more of my views, check out www.asternwarning.com

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NZ's Tom Abercrombie to trial with Bucks

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New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs.

New Zealand's Tom Abercrombie to trial with Rockets

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New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs. Abercrombie's Chicago-based agent has lined up mini-camp workouts with the Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks. Whilst there, the 6'6" Tall Black will have the opportunity to show off his skills, with a both short-term and longer-term view to making an impression with scouts in those franchises

New Zealand's Tom Abercrombie to trial with Spurs

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New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs.

Tom Abercrombie to join Phoenix Suns in Vegas

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New Zealand Breakers star swingman Tom Abercrombie is taking the first step in what he hopes will be his NBA journey. The athletic 25 year-old is making his way to Chicago where he will prepare himself for trials with several NBA clubs.

Snoop Dogg represents Brandon Roy [PIC]

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Snoop Dogg, renowned as a Los Angeles Lakers fan, has been performing in Australia this past week. Whilst welcoming in the New Year in Adelaide, at the Summadayze Festival (Rymill Park), he represented recently fallen Portland Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy by wearing his jersey.

Patty Mills takes up career with Spice Girls

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Wondering what Patty Mills has been doing since leaving the Blazers? Well, apart from successful stints in Melbourne and China, he's started a career with the Spice Girls.

Steve Blake talks about his first game as a Laker.

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Steve Blake talks about his first game as a Laker.

Joel Przybilla's Bicycle

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Big Joel is getting a brand new Blazers-emblazoned bicycle custom-made.

Follow Patty Mills on twitter

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Our main man Patty Mills is now on twitter -- with a new account (I think he may have lost his old password!). Follow him... if you do the whole tweeting thing.

Patty Mills talks to juvenile detainees in his Australian Boomers preparations (video)

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As Patty Mills prepares to take on Argentina in Australia's friendly warm-up series, preparing for the World Championships, he and Nathan Jawai (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Ater Majok (UConn) went to a juvenile detention centre to give the kids some inspiration -- video including interviews.

Further confirmation that Bleacher Report is a joke

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This article, suggesting that the Blazers drop the relatively small contract of Greg Oden is further proof of how much of a joke that Bleacher Report site is. What is worse: it is a listed source of "NEWS" on Google News. Incredibly frustrating to see stupid headlines like the one on this link, when you're searching for actual news. It is incredibly full of holes. If you agree, drop a comment on the article...

"Incomplete": A Portland Trail Blazers Letterpress Project

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Fantastic letterpress prints of the Blazers players of '08-'09 by Sarah Moon.

Buck Williams in 1987 Nike Air Force 2 Commercial

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This is a pretty cool old school ad. Why? Two reasons: it focuses on players that work hard rather than flashy dunks and secondly (and most importantly) it features Buck Williams!

Looking from the outside: Who is the true Nuggets MVP?

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A mixture of observation and statistical analysis suggests that Melo should not be an MVP candidate at all. What say you?

Brandon Roy's air goes into your Nike Air shoes

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No, really. The air from B-Roy's respiratory system gets pumped directly into your Nike Air shoes -- that's what makes them so expensive. That, and Maria Sharapova's...

On The Go With G.O. #3 -- Greg Oden Speed Racer

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Look out people of Oregon -- there is a dangerous driver on the loose.

When the Blazers score over 100 points or less than 90...

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Some interesting statistical analysis on the unique situation the Blazers sit in during >100 and <90 point games.

Outlaw dunk vs Kings.

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Outlaw dunk vs Kings.

Looking back at Roy's pre-season goals

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Video here (just released by Nike) from the pre-season of Brandon Roy talking about his goals for the season and thoughts on how that is headed.

Nicolas Batum: shooting the lights out through history

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Nicolas Batum's shooting percentages across the board in this short season are at historic levels. Sure, he is unlikely to maintain it, but this article takes a look at the company he would be in should he continue like this.

"Thabeet Don't Stop"

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This is the inspirational and completely untrue story of Hasheem Thabeet's turbulent rookie reason with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Any similarity to persons living or dead is highly unlikely, but the per 36 minutes stats are real.

I know that there are numerous different points of view out there on the Diener signing, but I had...

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I know that there are numerous different points of view out there on the Diener signing, but I had to vent mine. Disrespecting Patty Mills

Awesome 1980 Feature on Bill Walton (NBA on CBS)

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A great feature with Bill Walton, which addresses a wide-range of issues. The feature, from NBA on CBS is in three parts and features a 1980 interview with Hot Rod Hundley, before going onto a Walton 1986 interview by Bill Russell and then Walton's 1993 Hall of Fame enshrinement.

Bogut close to passing Aussie NBA milestones

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Andrew Bogut is very close to passing quite a few of Luc Longley's "records" in terms of scoring and rebounding in the ranks of Australians that have played in the NBA.

Toni Kukoc dunking from the free-throw line (1991)

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This was during a Sarajevo All-Star game back as he was about to join the Bulls. Check out the Jordan homages.

New Patty Mills Video Interview

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UPDATE: it appears the D-League has taken down the video due to its poor quality visuals. I'll replace it as soon as it's up, unless someone else does. Patty Mills is interviewed about his return to the Idaho Stampede, his potential return to the Blazers and about the Australian Boomers.

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