Ben Simmons credits a chat with LeBron James for helping him handle the hype of being labelled the next big thing.
Life has definitely changed for Dante Exum.
For Dante Exum, sitting beside a Canberra hotel pool is as far removed as it gets from NBA draft day.
Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.
Two Australian Opals are trying to emulate Patty Mills by launching a strong bid to win the WNBA title.
Twenty points from Alice Coddington and 19 from Australian Opals point guard Nat Hurst helped the Canberra Capitals Academy to just their second win.