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Even fulltime refs swallow whistles

In: NBA — Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

JUST when you think it’s time to start agitating for the NBL to employ a cluster of fulltime referees, Game 2 of the NBA’s Western Conference semi final shows it makes no difference.

May 3

Welcome to May 1

In: NBL — Sunday, 1 May, 2016

THE first day of May, songbirds are singing, it's the beginning, hip hip hooray. Oh. Apologies. Excuse me. Welcome to May 1, with our monthly 2001 NBL calendar revisit.

May 1

Take the worry out of Mother's Day

In: Misc — Friday, 29 Apr, 2016

MOTHER'S Day is drawing ever-closer (9 days and counting) and I'm sure you want to find just the perfect gift for the woman who went through all that pain just so the world could enjoy you.

Apr 29

Top point guards hurt

In: NBA — Tuesday, 26 Apr, 2016

THERE wasn’t a lot of good news in the NBA’s Western Conference today with LA’s Chris Paul breaking his hand and Golden State superstar Steph Curry confirmed to have a sprained MCL.

Apr 26

Patty through and Aron out

In: NBA — Monday, 25 Apr, 2016

AUSSIE Olympians, Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova have moved on to the second round of the NBA playoffs, Aron Baynes is out and Andrew Bogut needs one more win.

Apr 25

Hornets buzzing, at last

In: NBA — Sunday, 24 Apr, 2016

CHARLOTTE: Jeremy Lin scored 18 points to lead a balanced Charlotte attack as the Hornets beat the Miami Heat 96-80 for their first NBA playoff victory in 14 years.

Apr 24

36ers' first recruiting coup

In: NBL — Thursday, 21 Apr, 2016

THE 36ers have scored their first major off-season NBL recruiting coup with coach Joey Wright helping to land the one man he has been wanting in Adelaide for three years.

Apr 21

Barlow to stick with United

In: NBL — Wednesday, 20 Apr, 2016

EXPECT Melbourne United soon to confirm it has secured last season’s semi final nemesis Cedric Jackson and regained London Olympic swingman David Barlow for its 2016-17 NBL Championship assault.

Apr 20

All-Aussies off to China

In: NBL — Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2016

LONDON Olympian David Barlow has a chance to re-establish himself next month as a member of the NBL’s All-Australian team for a three-match series against China’s national team.

Apr 19

Oh, Kay corralled by Hawks

In: NBL — Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2016

MITCH Norton will join retained Rhys Martin in Illawarra’s backcourt next season, with his Townsville Crocodiles teammate and NBL Rookie of the Year Nick Kay also flying with the Hawks.

Bennett crooning with in-tune Kings?

In: NBL — Tuesday, 19 Apr, 2016

HAVEN'T had this verified yet but for us basketball junkies, it's a fun one regardless, positioning NBA forward and Canadian star Anthony Bennett in Kings' purple.

Ando set for NBL return

In: NBL — Friday, 15 Apr, 2016

ONE of the big marquee names likely to return to the NBL in 2016-17 is European-based superstar centre David Andersen who appears United-bound, along with Nathan Jawai.

Apr 15

Sad day as Crocs declared extinct

In: NBL — Thursday, 14 Apr, 2016

THE sudden extinction of the Crocodiles in Townsville could have been averted – and perhaps still could be – if someone was prepared to under-write the NBL battlers to the tune of $500,000.

Apr 14

Big Ben's Rio gong a good call

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 13 Apr, 2016

BEN Simmons making the call last Saturday he would miss the Rio Olympic Games in favour of potential requirements of the NBA team which drafts him was a smart decision.

Apr 13

Champions take 3-on-3 lead

In: Misc — Tuesday, 12 Apr, 2016

Apr 12

Keep calm and keep it real

In: NBL — Monday, 11 Apr, 2016

YES it’s happening again isn’t it? Here we are in 2016 and once again the lessons of history are being ignored as agents and players with extremely short memories line up with their hands out for the big payday.

Apr 11

STFU: JK rolling back to form

In: NBL — Sunday, 10 Apr, 2016

STFU (Sunday Topical Feature for U): Let’s be frank. It is near enough impossible for Julian Khazzouh to be inconspicuous at the best of times, let alone the worst.


Apr 10

FLASHBACK 73: July 27, 1967

In: Flashbacks — Saturday, 9 Apr, 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.

Apr 9

Gibbo back where it began

In: NBL — Friday, 8 Apr, 2016

SIMILAR to a great relationship about to go sour, Adam Gibson walked from the Adelaide 36ers at the perfect time to avoid any bitter taste.

Apr 8

NBL should flip-flop on refs

In: NBL — Thursday, 7 Apr, 2016

THE NBL should announce its new operations manager tomorrow and then maybe it finally can confront the elephant in the room – the standard of the league’s officiating.

Apr 7

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