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For No.1 pick Markelle Fultz though, it's a day he's dreamed about since telling 1 NEWS last year.

Kiwi Tai Webster goes unpicked in NBA Draft

For No.1 pick Markelle Fultz though, it's a day he's dreamed about since telling 1 NEWS last year.

Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, goes to the basket ahead of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. Chicago won 105-96. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Bulls shake up NBA Draft with blockbuster trade of superstar Jimmy Butler to Timberwolves

The Bulls got Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall pick in return.

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The team, stacked with height and pedigree, heads for Egypt today after beating Australia earlier this year.

Junior Tall Blacks keeping a few special weapons under wraps ahead of promising World Cup campaign

The team, stacked with height and pedigree, heads for Egypt today after beating Australia earlier this year.

Video: The moment Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to claim 2017 NBA title

The Warriors defeated the Cavs 129-120 to take the finals series 4-1 in Oakland.

Watch: LeBron James throws down ridiculous solo alley-oop as Cavs steamroll Warriors to keep NBA Finals alive

James notched a record ninth Finals triple-double as the Cavs destroyed Golden State 137-116.

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Bridge Pa has set up a unique support system to get its talented youngsters to colleges in the States to pay basketball.

Hawke's Bay town working to fast-track talented girls to basketball scholarships in the States

Bridge Pa may be small, but it hasn't stopped locals from getting young girls to dream big.

Tall Blacks star Corey Webster to trial for Mavericks NBA team

Former Breakers guard Webster was thrilled to be invited to trial with Dallas at a free agent camp later this month.

Video: 'He's playing like it's a video game!' Irving cuts Boston defender to pieces with filthy footwork

The Cavaliers convincingly beat the Celtics en route to their third consecutive NBA Finals.

Meet the Kiwi basketballer pursuing his NBA dream after he was scouted by the same US coach who nabbed Steven Adams

Angus McWilliam will link up with coach Jamie Dixon at Texas Christian University.

Video: Watch Kyrie Irving pour in an insane career-high 42 points, carry Cavs to the brink of NBA Finals

Irving obliterated a 16 point deficit to the Celtics with a foul-hit LeBron largely warming the pine.

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Former Tall Blacks Phill Jones, Brendon Pongia and Arther Trousdell took part at the World Masters Games exhibition match.

Video: Still got it! New Zealand basketball legends showcase their skills in Anzac trans-Tasman showdown

Former Tall Blacks Phill Jones, Brendon Pongia and Arther Trousdell took part at the World Masters Games exhibition match.

Watch: Steven Adams reimagined as burly Game of Thrones warrior in brilliant NBA parody

Adams stars as a Dothraki soldier in Bleacher Report's Game of Zones series.

Video: 'He should be ashamed' -commentators slam Steven Adams' form since signing big money deal

"They haven't seen him since he signed that contract in October," said Shannon Sharpe.

Video: Sonny Bill's protest style spreads as Wellington Saints tape over NBL logo following ruling over 'import' player

Basketball NZ reclassified Aussie-born Josh Duinker as an 'import' despite him having a NZ passport.

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Isaac Letoa has earned himself a place at Dartmouth College, and is hoping to become the next Steven Adams.

Is this the next Steven Adams? Kiwi prodigy bags big time college scholarship

Junior Tall Black Isaac Letoa, 18, has earned a place at Ivy League Dartmouth College.

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'I've reached out to his agent' - Tall Blacks coach hoping for Steven Adams international debut

Paul Henare is hopeful that Adams can finally turn out for his country.

Breakers part ways with Corey Webster after 'challenging six months'

General manager Dillon Boucher said Webster and the team had mutually agreed on the decision.

Breakers Tom Abercrombie headed to Turkish league during NBL off-season

Abercrombie's short-term deal with Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece doesn't affect his ability to play for the Breakers.

Breakers' Akil Mitchell having problems with eye that popped out in sickening accident, returns to USA

Mitchell will seek specialist treatment for the sickening eye injury suffered against Cairns.

Breakers star Corey Webster pleads not guilty to assault charges

Webster appeared in court again this morning over an alleged incident in Auckland, last year.

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Adams' older brother Mohi Beckham-Adams is coaching the U-15 Te Arawa girls team at the Maori Basketball tournament in Rotorua.

Basketball a family affair in the Adams family

Mohi Beckham-Adams, 36, is 13 years older than his NBA star brother and is coaching the under-15 Te Arawa girls' basketball team.

Breakers star Akil Mitchell's eye-popping episode 'phenomenally rare'

Akil Mitchell can see just fine after an accidental finger to the eye in the game against Cairns.

'It's just one of those frustrating times': Steven Adams' 'Stache Brother' fractures arm punching chair

Enes Kanter will be missing for eight weeks after hitting a chair during the Thunder's win.

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Mitchell is smiling today after his eyeball popped out last night in a match.

'Kinda felt my eye out of the socket' - Breakers star Akil Mitchell opens up about horrifying injury

Barely 12 hours after the shocking incident, Mitchell has been well enough to speak to reporters.

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He said he started joking around while he was on the floor. Mitchell's eye was out of his head, and it was a weird feeling.

'I felt the finger go in the eye... I felt my eye out of the socket' - Breakers star Akil Mitchell fronts over horrific eye injury

He said he started joking around while he was on the floor. Mitchell's eye was out of his head, and it was a weird feeling.

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Mitchell collapsed against Cairns Taipans in an incident that's been reported round the world.

'I touched it and I immediately wanted to put it back in' - Breakers star Akil Mitchell on what happened when his eyeball popped out

Mitchell collapsed against Cairns Taipans in an incident that's been reported round the world.

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