55 episodes

ESPN Australia talks about all of the pressing topics in Australian basketball, featuring in-depth interviews, panel discussions, and everything in between.

Ball and the Real World ESPN Australia/NZ

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings

ESPN Australia talks about all of the pressing topics in Australian basketball, featuring in-depth interviews, panel discussions, and everything in between.

    Scott Roth

    Scott Roth

    Tasmania JackJumpers head coach Scott Roth joins the pod as his team prepare for their second season in the NBL. Roth sounds off on expectations for the team this year, why the team had minimal roster turnover and gives injury updates on several key players including Will Magnay. Also, Roth outlines why he signed a multi-year extension with the team and why it's important for the JackJumpers to build in a different way to other teams around the league.

    • 31 min
    Nathan Sobey

    Nathan Sobey

    Brisbane Bullets and Boomers guard, Nathan Sobey joins the podcast. Sobey gives an update on his knee rehab, discusses the Bullets offseason, life after basketball, the potential return of Aron Baynes and much more.

    • 22 min
    2022 NBA Draft Recap with Andrew Lopez & Steve Smith

    2022 NBA Draft Recap with Andrew Lopez & Steve Smith

    The 2022 NBA Draft is in the books, with four familiar faces being selected on a successful night for Australian hoops. Kane Pitman is joined by Andrew Lopez in New Orleans to discuss Dyson Daniels joining the Pelicans, before Steve Smith jumps on the line to break down the rest of the night's events including the selections of Ousmane Dieng, Luke Travers and Hugo Besson.

    • 37 min
    Cayla George & DJ Vasiljevic

    Cayla George & DJ Vasiljevic

    In a two part episode of Ball and the Real World, Australian Opals star Cayla George and Sydney Kings champion DJ Vasiljevic join the show.
    George wraps up the Opals recent series against Japan, discusses the upcoming Women's World Cup and the excitement around a new era for the national team.
    Vasiljevic gives insight into signing a new contract with the Kings, heading to NBA Summer League, recovering from a ruptured achilles and an unselfish locker room that overcame some early season struggles to win the title.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Thon Maker

    Thon Maker

    Thon Maker joins the show to discuss his season with the Long Island Nets, getting healthy, Boomers ambitions, NBA ups and downs and more!

    • 39 min
    Brian Goorjian

    Brian Goorjian

    Coaching legend Brian Goorjian jumps back on the podcast. Goorj discusses his move back to Asia, the future involvement of the NBL in the EASL, why he took the job to move back overseas, the upcoming Boomers qualifiers, the lure of staying in Australia and much more.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Nic_B2013 ,

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Great podcast. Would love to hear some news about Women’s game too.

JumpJC ,

Nice podcast

No complaints. Give it a listen

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