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Three years gone and still no Hall of Fame

In: NBL, SA — Saturday, 22 Oct, 2016

KEN Richardson, easily the greatest American import to play in Australia through the 70s, the NBL's inaugural MVP and its second most successful coach, died three years ago today. He still is not in the BA Hall of Fame.

Oct 22

'Security' scare handled exceptionally

In: NBL, WNBL — Friday, 21 Oct, 2016

TOUPEES doffed to management and staff of Titanium Security Arena for the manner in which they handled tonight's once-in-a-lifetime bomb threat between the WNBL and NBL fixtures.

Oct 21

Superpower Rankings, Tips, NBL/WNBL 2

In: NBL, WNBL — Thursday, 20 Oct, 2016

WE'VE added rocket fuel to this week's super-powered, turbo-charged NBL and WNBL rankings but the computer remains confused by what the "30th anniversary" could mean.

Oct 20

Legends week!

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 19 Oct, 2016

Oct 19

More wins for Timms

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 18 Oct, 2016

BASKETBALL Australia has elevated the sport's premier pioneer Michele Timms to "Legend" status.

Oct 18

B.O.T.I. Players of the Week, 2

In: NBL, WNBL — Monday, 17 Oct, 2016

SELECTING this week's NBL Player of the Week assuredly was challenging but Marianna Tolo was the WNBL's stand-out.

Oct 17

WNBL Rd.2 Wrap: The Spirit is willing

In: WNBL — Monday, 17 Oct, 2016

IS Bendigo back to being the real deal? That's the most engaging question in the shadows of the WNBL's second round.

NBL Rd.2 Wrap: No-one's undefeated

In: NBL — Sunday, 16 Oct, 2016

NATHAN Jawai made his Cairns comeback and just two weeks into the season and every team has sustained a loss. What? You didn't believe this was going to be an even season?

Oct 16

Counting down to FT luncheon

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 15 Oct, 2016

THE Free Throw Foundation's "Legends Reunion Lunch" is coming up this week in Adelaide so hurry and get your tickets.

Oct 15

Superpower Rankings, Tips, NBL/WNBL 1

In: NBL, WNBL — Thursday, 13 Oct, 2016

WELCOME to Round One's rankings and Round Two's tips but wait, there's more! Everyone and their neighbour is doing weekly ratings, rankings, even "power" rankings these days.

Oct 13

Simply magnificent, 7UP - Movie review

In: Misc — Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: OK, I have to confess I went to see the remake of the 1960 classic western "The Magnificent Seven" ready to hate it.

Oct 12

Now Phil Smyth joins the legends lunch

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2016

"AN Intimate Afternoon with Ken Cole" on Saturday in Melbourne just got better again with four-time Olympian and five-time FIBA World Championship Boomer Phil Smyth joining the superstar panel.

Vale Ivars Blicavs

In: SA, Misc — Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2016

IVARS Blicavs probably is the least known of the famous sporting family, its Latvian origins originally leading it to basketball where several of his family members thrived.

B.O.T.I. Players of the Week, 1

In: NBL, WNBL — Tuesday, 11 Oct, 2016

THERE were some mighty good individual performances to highlight the opening round of the NBL and WNBL seasons but two stood out for us here at the B.O.T.I. offices and French polishing warehouse.

Oct 11

NBL Rd.1 Wrap: The Upshot

In: NBL — Monday, 10 Oct, 2016

JOSH Powell arrives for Sydney this week as question-marks float all around the future of Melbourne United coach Dean Demopoulos.

Oct 10

WNBL Rd.1 Wrap: A Snapshot

In: WNBL — Monday, 10 Oct, 2016

TOWNSVILLE flexed its muscles, Dandenong looked the goods while Sydney and Adelaide lost but were left feeling good about themselves.

FLASHBACK 80: Just a few quickies

In: Flashbacks — Saturday, 8 Oct, 2016

*FLASHBACKS, my irregular "lucky dip" where I just reach into my drawers of old Australian basketball stuff and transcribe or post whatever I find for you.*

Oct 8

Flame On! WNBL Rd.1

In: WNBL — Friday, 7 Oct, 2016

THE men swung into action last night, the WNBL tips off tonight with the rejuvenated Sydney Uni Flames hosting the championship-favourite Perth Lynx.

Oct 7

No.1 with a Bullet: Rd.1

In: NBL — Thursday, 6 Oct, 2016

HERE we go! Get set. Get ready. It's tip-off time tonight for the NBL with the return of the mighty Brisbane Bullets, hosting defending champion Perth at Boondall.

Oct 6

Izzy ready? You bet

In: NBL — Thursday, 6 Oct, 2016

BRISBANE-based B.O.T.I. correspondent BRAYDEN HESLEHURST has sat down with a former teammate ready to give the new NBL season's Rookie of the Year award a thorough shake.

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