Hard Ball: The Official Podcast of the NBL - The National Basketball League
Hard Ball: The Official Podcast of the NBL - The National Basketball League
Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria & Brett Thomas
All the NBL basketball news
Episode 20 feat. Damian Martin, Trevor Gleeson, Nathan Jawai and Casey Prather
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Liam Santamaria, Tommy Greer and Brett Thomas break down the Grand Final series between the Perth Wildcats and New Zealand Breakers and discuss Perth’s historic seventh NBL Championship. The boys also chat to Wildcats captain Damian Martin, head coach Trevor Gleeson, star centre Nathan Jawai and high-flying import Casey Prather about taking out the title.
Mar 7, 2016
47 min
Episode 19 feat. Derek Rucker, Mika Vukona & Jesse Wagstaff
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas are joined by Fox Sports broadcaster Derek Rucker to break down all the action from the Swisse NBL Finals and preview the Grand Final series between the Perth Wildcats and New Zealand Breakers. The boys also chat to Wildcats sparkplug Jesse Wagstaff and Breakers captain Mika Vukona ahead of Grand Final Game One this Wednesday night in Perth.
Feb 27, 2016
53 min
Episode 18 feat. Kevin Lisch & Damian Martin
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas break down all the action from the Swisse NBL Finals. The boys discuss New Zealand’s 2-0 Semi Final win over Melbourne, ask what lies ahead for United and look at all the news, notes and quotes from Illawarra and Perth’s thrilling matchup. The boys also chat to NBL MVP Kevin Lisch about his devastating ankle injury and get the latest from Perth Wildcats captain Damian Martin on his team’s adjustments heading into Game 3.
Feb 22, 2016
45 min
Semi Final Preview feat. Dean Demopoulos, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson & Rob Beveridge
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas preview the upcoming Swisse NBL Finals. The boys chat to all four head coaches – Melbourne’s Dean Demopoulos, New Zealand’s Dean Vickerman, Perth’s Trevor Gleeson and Illawarra’s Rob Beveridge – to find out their thoughts on the Semi Final matchups. The boys also discuss some of the key aspects of each series, including the strengths and weaknesses of each team and some possible X-factors.
Feb 15, 2016
54 min
Episode 16 feat. Cedric Jackson
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from Round 18 of the NBL. The boys discuss New Zealand’s season-saving wins over Adelaide and Cairns, Melbourne’s impressive win on the road and Illawarra’s remarkable single-season turnaround, locking in a Finals spot after taking out last year’s wooden spoon. The boys also chat the Perth Wildcats and their historic achievement in qualifying for their 30th consecutive post-season. New Zealand Breakers point god Cedric Jackson joins the boys to discuss his phenomenal shooting against the 36ers, keeping the Finals dream alive and those rumours of internal disharmony at the Breakers. All that plus this week’s Studs & Duds, your tweets and a preview of the regular season’s final round.
Feb 8, 2016
43 min
Episode 15 feat. Daniel Kickert
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from Round 17 of the NBL. The boys discuss Melbourne’s dramatic win over Perth in the Jungle and the worrying knee injury suffered by MVP candidate Jerome Randle during Adelaide’s home win over Illawarra on Saturday night. They also chat to Melbourne United forward Daniel Kickert about Melbourne’s win over Perth, who he would like to play in the Semi Finals and why United keep being outscored in fourth quarters. All that plus this week’s Studs & Duds, your tweets and preview of the Round 18 games.
Jan 30, 2016
50 min
Episode 14 feat. Jerome Randle
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from Round 16 of the NBL. The boys discuss Adelaide’s two home wins over Sydney and Melbourne, New Zealand’s disappointing 0-2 result from the Sunshine Swing and Perth’s dominant performance at home over Illawarra. They also chat to Adelaide 36ers import Jerome Randle Adelaide’s push towards the playoffs, the importance of winning the MVP and whether there is anybody in Australia who can guard him. All that plus this week’s Studs & Duds, your tweets and preview of the Round 17 games.
Jan 23, 2016
50 min
Episode 13 feat. Greg Hire
This week on a special live episode of the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from the NBL’s Chemist Warehouse Heritage Round. The boys discuss Melbourne’s two convincing wins over Cairns, Perth’s dominance at home over Sydney and Adelaide’s rise into the top 4. The boys also chat about Illawarra’s impressive 2-0 round against the New Zealand Breakers and what those losses mean for the defending champs. They also chat to Perth Wildcats forward Greg Hire about Perth’s bounce-back win at home, his admiration for import Casey Prather and who he would prefer to play in a Semi Final series. All that plus this week’s Studs & Duds, your tweets and preview of the Round 16 games.
Jan 17, 2016
41 min
Episode 12 feat Daniel Johnson
This week on a special live episode of the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from Round 14 of the NBL. The boys discuss Adelaide’s massive win in New Zealand, the impressive 2-0 week from the Cairns Taipans and Melbourne’s one point victory over the high-flying Illawarra Hawks. They also chat to Adelaide 36ers star Daniel Johnson about his outstanding recent play, playing Dodge Ball at 36ers training, the likelihood of Adelaide making the finals and what it’s like to play with Jerome Randle. All that plus this week’s Studs & Duds, your tweets and a preview of the Chemist Warehouse Heritage Round.
Jan 11, 2016
41 min
Episode 11 feat. Jason Cadee
This week on the #HardBall Podcast Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria and Brett Thomas recap all the major story-lines from Round 13 of the NBL. The boys discuss the return of Sydney’s Josh Childress, Daniel Kickert’s superb shooting night in Melbourne’s win over the Kings, Illawarra’s NYE massacre of the Townsville Crocs and the fluctuating form of the Cairns Taipans. They also chat to Sydney’s Jason Cadee about his impressive play, how it feels to be back in Homebush and his dream of once again wearing the green and gold. All that plus this week’s Studs & Duds, your tweets and a preview of the Round 14 slate of games.
Jan 3, 2016
43 min
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