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FLASHBACK 82: 20 years ago...or so

In: Flashbacks — Saturday, 3 Dec, 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.*


Dec 3

Discretionary calls open dangerous doors

In: NBL, WNBL — Friday, 2 Dec, 2016

THE problem with NBL referees, in particular, taking only discretionary action against players who so regularly travel, is it opens all kinds of dangerous doors.


Dec 2

Welcome to December 1

In: NBL — Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016

THAT's right, it's December already and you'll be thinking Christmas gifts. That was made easy for NBL fans in 2001 with the league's first nude calendar and today we reach the end of the road of our year-long revisit.


Dec 1

Superpower Rankings, Tips NBL/WNBL 8

In: NBL, WNBL — Thursday, 1 Dec, 2016

THE NBL in 2016-17 is a tipster's nightmare and a promoter's dream, Round 9 this week presenting a menu of mouth-watering matchups. 


B.O.T.I. Players of the Week, 8

In: NBL, WNBL — Tuesday, 29 Nov, 2016

WHAT a week! What a cracker round of NBL and WNBL basketball. It just doesn't get much better, although we should all be sad to see Steve Blake and Chante Black departing.


Nov 29

NBL Rd.8 Wrap: Can a favourite win?

In: NBL — Monday, 28 Nov, 2016

THAT was the NBL round to end all NBL rounds. Rest assured, coaches and star players aren't looking for symnpathy or making excuses when they say this is the most even season on record, even if Sydney just lost Steve Blake.


Nov 28

WNBL Rd.8 Wrap: Not exactly Firing

In: WNBL — Sunday, 27 Nov, 2016

IT'S getting tougher by the round for defending WNBL champion Townsville to keep sight of the potential threepeat it should be chasing.


Nov 27

Superpower Rankings, Tips, NBL/WNBL 7

In: NBL, WNBL — Thursday, 24 Nov, 2016

PERTH'S Lynx have strengthened their ranks with the addition of LA Sparks' WNBA shooter Brianna Butler, finally replacing injured Monica Wright.


Nov 24

B.O.T.I. Players of the Week, 7

In: NBL, WNBL — Tuesday, 22 Nov, 2016

LET'S get serious here. There were several outstanding individual performances across the WNBL and NBL in Round 7 but two stood head-and-shoulders above the pack.


Nov 22

NBL Rd.7 Wrap: The tightness is enthralling

In: NBL — Monday, 21 Nov, 2016

THE even nature of this season’s NBL competition best was exemplified by the fact there were two sets of series matches in the round and in both instances, the results were splits, going with the home team.


Nov 21

Pete's Bar - One week to go!

In: Boomers & Opals, Misc — Friday, 18 Nov, 2016

THIS time next week, Victoria's and Australia's basketball elite will gather yet again for the biggest event on our sport's annual calendar for the Pete's Bar Lunch.


Nov 18

Superpower Rankings, Tips, NBL/WNBL 6

In: NBL, WNBL — Thursday, 17 Nov, 2016

THE solution to the points differential issue out of Sunday's blacked-out NBL game between Brisbane and Cairns is simple. Cancel the margin.


Nov 17

B.O.T.I. Players of the Week, 6

In: NBL, WNBL — Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2016

YOU know the gang here at B.O.T.I. have a firm – but extremely flexible – policy of automatically giving our coveted Player of the Week award to anyone who shoots a basket to win an NBL or WNBL match.


Nov 15

NBL Rd.6 Wrap: It's all fine

In: NBL — Monday, 14 Nov, 2016

THOSE magical, mystical beings of the NBL’s Game Review Panel moved super quickly once again to dismiss any serious wrongdoing by Josh Powell for his “sweet chin music” to Brisbane’s Mitch Young to open Round 6.


Nov 14

WNBL Rd.6 Wrap: Fire up, by 2, twice

In: WNBL — Sunday, 13 Nov, 2016

DEFENDING WNBL champion Townsville fired up at the weekend with two road wins and both by two points, coach Claudia Brassard discovering the fast-track to grey hair.


Nov 13

Don't do it Casey. Show the lead

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Friday, 11 Nov, 2016

IT really shouldn’t be that hard to go a full Cairns Taipans NBL match on TV without the pressing need for commentators to refer to Nathan Jawai as “Outback Shaq”.


Nov 11

Superpower Rankings, Tips, NBL/WNBL 5

In: NBL, WNBL — Thursday, 10 Nov, 2016

SO now we'll know if Cedric Jackson was the problem. That's the only conclusion outsiders can reach when looking at the dismal performance of Melbourne United, so far.


Nov 10

Spirit 'in the pink' with Kelsey

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 9 Nov, 2016

BENDIGO Spirit are leading the way this season, dedicating Saturday's match against defending champion Townsville Fire to the fight against cancer.


Nov 9

NBL Rd.5 Wrap: Lisch with the swish

In: NBL — Tuesday, 8 Nov, 2016

KEVIN Lisch with the swish and Sydney retains first place on the NBL table despite split results from a tumultuous Round 5.


Nov 8

B.O.T.I. Players of the Week, 5

In: NBL, WNBL — Tuesday, 8 Nov, 2016

MATCH-winning shots? Most of the time that's a virtual guarantee of claiming the round's B.O.T.I. Player of the Week accolade.


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