About: I am from Melbourne, I was born there and have grown up here my whole life. I fell in love with basketball at a young age when my dad introduced me to the Seattle Supersonics, he used to show me videos of Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton in there prime, from that moment on I loved them and I am now a diehard Thunder fan. Living in Australia I haven’t been to many games, although when I went to America in 2010 I was able to attend a “Christmas Day” game in Maddison Square Garden, I was amazed at the atmosphere and got to witness New York Knicks and Miami battle it out. It was one of the best days of my life.
Favourite Team: Being an Oklahoma City Thunder fan I absolutely love Kevin Durant and the rest of the squad, but my overall favourite player is Kyrie Irving. I supported him when he was at Duke, and was ecstatic when he was selected to Cleveland. I also managed to go and watch him when he came to Melbourne, he was doing a training session with a Cleveland Assistant Coach, it was amazing to watch him train, he got all the fans involved and it was a moment I will never forget.
Favourite NBA moment: My two favourite moments from the past would be Kevin Durant hitting that long 3 to beat the Dallas mavericks, and another one of my favourite moments was the Rookie all star game when Kyrie crossed up Brandon knight and hit the jumper, I still watch the video today and am in awe every time.
Articles by Jack Sharlassian