Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

King-Sized Battle; Big Man Up for Championship Effort

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

King-Sized Battle; Big Man Up for Championship Effort

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Michael Warren

Michael.Warren@dailymercury.com.au

BASKETBALL: Meteors bigman Michael Kingma has done it all in Australian basketball. He has won an NBL title with the Sydney Kings, a QBL title with the Rockhampton Rockets and played extensively around Europe.

In fact, if the Meteors can overcome Ipswich tonight he'll play his third grand final in as many years tomorrow night after last year's championship with Mackay.

But surprisingly that doesn't stop him from feeling a sense of anxiousness before big matches.

aI get a little bit of anxiety before matches and I've had that my whole career,a the 2003 Sydney Kings championship NBL player said.

aBefore tip-off or in the sheds I usually might sit down and place a towel over my head and visualise what I'm going to do in the match.

aBut once tip-off comes that disappears and my competitive side comes out.a

It's that combative side which has earned him consecutive QBL titles.

Ironically, Kingma, in his semi-final match faces a side coached by an ex-Sydney Kings teammate. …

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