Joining the Hoop

A NZ team is to join Australia’s National Basketball League next year, in a move sure to raise the sport’s profile even higher in this country. The Auckland-based franchise is yet to announce its name and colours, but numerous Tall Blacks seem certain to sign. The inclusion will provide a vital training ground for the 2004 Athens Olympics, where it is hoped the Tall Blacks will continue their phenomenal winning streak.


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How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

Every sports team has an expectation to succeed, but few do like the All Blacks, CNN reports. The burden of public opinion – as well as the high standards set by the…