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Hard Ball: The Official Podcast of the NBL - The National Basketball League

Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria & Brett Thomas

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Hard Ball: The Official Podcast of the NBL - The National Basketball League

Tommy Greer, Liam Santamaria & Brett Thomas

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Latest Episodes

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.

47 MIN2016 MAR 7
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Episode 20 feat. Damian Martin, Trevor Gleeson, Nathan Jawai and Casey Prather

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.

53 MIN2016 FEB 28
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Episode 19 feat. Derek Rucker, Mika Vukona & Jesse Wagstaff

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.

45 MIN2016 FEB 22
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Episode 18 feat. Kevin Lisch & Damian Martin

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.

54 MIN2016 FEB 15
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Semi Final Preview feat. Dean Demopoulos, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson & Rob Beveridge

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.

43 MIN2016 FEB 8
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Episode 16 feat. Cedric Jackson

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.

50 MIN2016 JAN 31
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Episode 15 feat. Daniel Kickert

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.

50 MIN2016 JAN 24
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Episode 14 feat. Jerome Randle

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.

41 MIN2016 JAN 17
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Episode 13 feat. Greg Hire

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.

41 MIN2016 JAN 12
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Episode 12 feat Daniel Johnson

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.

43 MIN2016 JAN 3
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Episode 11 feat. Jason Cadee

Latest Episodes

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.

47 MIN2016 MAR 7
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Episode 20 feat. Damian Martin, Trevor Gleeson, Nathan Jawai and Casey Prather

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.

53 MIN2016 FEB 28
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Episode 19 feat. Derek Rucker, Mika Vukona & Jesse Wagstaff

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.

45 MIN2016 FEB 22
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Episode 18 feat. Kevin Lisch & Damian Martin

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.

54 MIN2016 FEB 15
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Semi Final Preview feat. Dean Demopoulos, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson & Rob Beveridge

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.

43 MIN2016 FEB 8
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Episode 16 feat. Cedric Jackson

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.

50 MIN2016 JAN 31
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Episode 15 feat. Daniel Kickert

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.

50 MIN2016 JAN 24
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Episode 14 feat. Jerome Randle

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.

41 MIN2016 JAN 17
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Episode 13 feat. Greg Hire

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.

41 MIN2016 JAN 12
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Episode 12 feat Daniel Johnson

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.

43 MIN2016 JAN 3
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Episode 11 feat. Jason Cadee