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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.
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.
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.
BASKETBALL Australia has elevated the sport's premier pioneer Michele Timms to "Legend" status.
SELECTING this week's NBL Player of the Week assuredly was challenging but Marianna Tolo was the WNBL's stand-out.
IS Bendigo back to being the real deal? That's the most engaging question in the shadows of the WNBL's second round.
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?
THE Free Throw Foundation's "Legends Reunion Lunch" is coming up this week in Adelaide so hurry and get your tickets.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
JOSH Powell arrives for Sydney this week as question-marks float all around the future of Melbourne United coach Dean Demopoulos.
TOWNSVILLE flexed its muscles, Dandenong looked the goods while Sydney and Adelaide lost but were left feeling good about themselves.
*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.*
THE men swung into action last night, the WNBL tips off tonight with the rejuvenated Sydney Uni Flames hosting the championship-favourite Perth Lynx.
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.
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.