Customize ESPN

TOP HEADLINES

BASKETBALL

OPALS

Lauren Jackson's first bucket in Opals return

0:26

Cayla George on Opals hit-out, Jackson's return & rising talent

1:37

NBL

2022/23 SEASON

Top six games to watch in NBL23

After two seasons of uncertainty, the NBL calendar is locked in and returns to its usual slot. Read on for our list of the six games you don't want to miss to open the season.

Jenny Evans/Getty Images

Phoenix CEO Tommy Greer backs NBL23 resurgence

The Phoenix were one half of basketball away from a Grand Final berth in NBL21, but regressed in NBL22. CEO Tommy Greer has told ESPN he backs a resurgence this season under Simon Mitchell.

FIBA ASIA CUP

FINAL

Boomers hold off dramatic charge from Lebanon to win Asia Cup

3:08

AUSTRALIA

BOOMERS

Boomers repel fightback to win Asia Cup

A largely young Boomers side have overcome a nervy finish to retain the men's FIBA Asia Basketball Cup with a 75-73 win over Lebanon in the final in Jakarta.

Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

FIBA

BOOMERS VS. INDONESIA

Australia advance to quarterfinals of Asia Cup after win over Indonesia

3:03

BOOMERS

AUSTRALIA VS. JAPAN

'This guy is really special': Stopping Zhou Qi top priority for Boomers

Boomers head coach Brian Goorjian conceded he had concerns about a letdown against Japan on Friday night, after a hard-fought win over China 24 hours earlier.

Kelly Defina/Getty Images

BASKETBALL

BOOMERS

Boomers beat China in World Cup qualifier

The Boomers have marked their first home appearance since their historic Olympic basketball bronze medal by defeating China 76-69 in Thursday night's FIBA World Cup qualifier.

Kelly Defina/Getty Images

'We haven't qualified for anything': Goorjian wants Boomers to seize opportunity

The Boomers' squad for this weekend's FIBA World Cup Qualifying window may have plenty of new faces, but head coach Brian Goorjian is hoping multiple members of the squad can put their hand up for major tournaments moving forward.

WOMEN'S OLYMPIC BASKETBALL

Lauren Jackson on Aussies impressing, leaves door open for Opals return

1:52

NBL

Deal done, NBA Summer League awaits for Vasiljevic

On the back of a brilliant return season from a torn achilles, there was never any doubt that Dejan Vasiljevic would secure a fresh contract with the Sydney Kings but it didn't stop the sharpshooter from sweating over the negotiations.

Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

NBL

Kai Sotto's defense and experience may put him behind other international prospects

NBL scouts and experts evaluate Kai Sotto's chances of successfully making the jump from Australia's pro league to the NBA.

Steve Bell/Getty Images

Grading Sotto: How the Philippines' prospect's offense stacks up in the 2022 NBA draft

NBL scouts and experts evaluate Kai Sotto's chances of successfully making the jump from Australia's pro league to the NBA.

NBL

BRIAN GOORJIAN CHAT

Goorj: Magic-esque role for Giddey & Dyson Daniels' versatile talent

1:55

Goorjian: Australia will get EuroLeague-style comp

Legendary basketball coach Brian Goorjian believes Australia's involvement in a EuroLeague-style international competition could be just years away.

NBL

BALL AND THE REAL WORLD

Is the NBA next for Xavier Cooks?

2:11

NBL GRAND FINAL SERIES

GAME 3

Kings nail import battle to deliver NBL crown back to Sydney

The Sydney Kings celebrated deep into the night and into the early morning following their drought breaking NBL Grand Final win, with their imports Jarrell Martin, Xavier Cooks and Jaylen Adams leading the charge on and off the court.

Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Cooks: Every King stepped up on road to NBL crown

0:33

Kings win NBL title after big 4th quarter

1:45

JOSH GIDDEY

NBA

Giddey on praise from 'idol' LeBron & getting 'picked apart' by CP3

2:11

THE JUMP

FRIDAYS ON ESPN

'He can play': Spurs assistant Nielsen full of praise for NBA version of Landale

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Matt Nielsen witnessed first-hand the impact Australian Jock Landale was able to make in his rookie season in the NBA, and said the big man can continue to deliver in the big leagues.

Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Customize ESPN