Hungry Jack's NBL
HardBall Podcast: Episode 3
This week on the #HardBall Podcast, Tommy Greer and Liam Santamaria recap all the major story-lines from a massive NBL Round 5. The boys discuss Adelaide’s miraculous comeback win over Sydney, the incident between Townsville’s Brian Conklin and Perth point guard Damian Martin and the controversial finish to the Melbourne vs New Zealand clash. They also discuss Illawarra’s big win over the Cairns Taipans and the current state of play for last year’s minor premiers. NBL General Manager Jeremy Loeliger has overseen an incredible overhaul of the league’s operations and he joins the podcast to discuss all that has been achieved as well as some exciting developments to come. Loeliger also touches on the relationship between the NBL and Fox Sports, what’s next for the NBL Live App and weighs in on some of the major talking points to have come out of Round 5. There’s little time to relax and with Round 6 of #HardBall tipping off this Wednesday, the boys preview the five games ahead. Perth and Illawarra meet for the third time this season – can Rob Beveridge and Kevin Lisch finally get a win over their former club? The Adelaide 36ers head to Sydney for Part 2 of their battle from Round 5 – will the Kings bounce back? Perth plays their second game in three nights against the reigning champs in New Zealand – how will the Breakers handle the disappointment of their heart-breaking loss to Melbourne? Can either of the teams from Far North Queensland upset their more-favoured opponents, with the Taipans hosting Melbourne United and Townsville headed to Adelaide?