Sydney Kings import Josh Childress is also a former teammate of Warrick, with the two Americans playing together with the Phoenix Suns from 2010 to 2012. “Josh helped me a lot, like I said, he was actually trying to get me out last year and he told me what to expect.” said Warrick. “He really helped me transition for a guy coming in from the same situation as him: an NBA guy coming over for the first time. So it’s good to have a guy who’s gone through what you’re about to go through.
Melbourne United is expected to on Tuesday announce former NBA big man Hakim Warrick as its new import for the coming NBL season. United has brought in the 33-year-old power forward to replace Ekene Ibekwe, who has been released on compassionate grounds.
Former NBA forward Hakim Warrick shapes as Melbourne United’s likely replacement for import forward Ekene Ibekwe. Warrick is a 206-centimetre power forward best known for his dunking, shot-blocking and rebounding with the 33 year old most recently playing with Torku Konyaspor in Turkey but he previously played 526 NBA games over eight seasons.
What’s the most pitiful trash talk you’ve heard around the NBA? AB: I haven’t had anything super pitiful. I mean, from fans you get it: “Go back to Australia.” From players, it’s all just the same kind of stuff. It’s all, “You don’t know where I’m from. I’m gonna mess you up.” It’s all for the cameras, generally. There’s never really going to be a fight on the NBA court. A thrown punch that misses is $20,000.
Nick Young wasn’t joking around about wanting to compete for Australia’s Olympic basketball team — ’cause the NBA star’s camp has formally contacted Aussie officials to get the ball rolling … TMZ Sports has learned. Young — who’s famously engaged to Australian superstar Iggy Azalea — has recently been floating out the idea to compete with Australia, but everyone thought he was just goofing around.