A tribute to Australian basketball fans with NBA TV's Leigh Ellis

A tribute to Australian basketball fans with NBA TV's Leigh Ellis

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show - August 31, 2017 - 1:09:26

On today's show Ben Golliver pays tribute to Open Floor's Australian listeners with help from Leigh Ellis, an analyst on NBA TV's The Starters. Why are there so many rabid NBA fans in Australia? How did Ellis get into NBA hoops as a child in Sunbury in the 1980s? Ellis hails the 1987 All-Star Game, shows off his Rain Man recall of statistics, correctly names the greatest basketball card set of all time, and breaks down which 1980s stars would succeed in the modern era. Most importantly, he settles a debate between Golliver and Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze: Did Australia tank a 2014 World Cup game against Angola? Note: Andrew Sharp is on vacation.

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From the NBA draft to the playoffs and back again, Ben Golliver and Michael Pina take you on a ride up and down the NBA standings, laying out the latest news and rumors along the way, and leaving no basketball conspiracy theory stone left unturned. Strap on your tinfoil hat and welcome to the Open Floor Globe.

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