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Bob's Corner: The G.O.A.T. is in the house

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Saturday, 6 Aug, 2022

BOB'S CORNER: Seattle-based US correspondent BOB CRAVEN could not have been happier to see the G.O.A.T. - Lauren Jackson - back "at home" for a big WNBA fixture in which her contemporary Sue Bird and LJ's playing clone Breanna Stewart both starred and featured prominently.

Aug 6

Griner faces 9 years in Russian prison

In: NBA — Friday, 5 Aug, 2022

IN a preordained and unusually swift verdict even by Russian standards, US women’s basketball star Brittney Griner, was convicted today in a Moscow court of drug possession and smuggling, and sentenced to nine years in a remote prison. BOB CRAVEN reports from Seattle, USA.


Aug 5

B.O.T.I. hits a decade and what a way to celebrate!

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA — Tuesday, 2 Aug, 2022

AUGUST 2, 2012 was the first time Basketball On The Internet tentatively sprung into life and today we're celebrating our 10-year anniversary in the best possible way by formally announcing the delivery of my proudest work in the field - "PATTY MILLS - Beyond Basketball" - a tribute to a cultural icon.

Aug 2

Bill Russell leaves us at 88

In: NBA — Monday, 1 Aug, 2022

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell passed away peacefully today at age 88. During his remarkable career, Russell won 11 championships in 13 seasons with the Boston Celtics and was also a leader in civil rights, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011, the nation’s highest civilian honor. BOB CRAVEN has the details.

Aug 1

Get in early for dad's big day

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA, SA, Flashbacks, Misc — Tuesday, 26 Jul, 2022

THE NBL may be busy with its draw for the 2022-23 season, open roof game on December 23, Christmas Eve matches and even a breakthrough Christmas Day (Night?) fixture. But coming up much faster is Father's Day and maybe this year it's time to start thinking early to find dad the ideal gift. 

Jul 26

That escalated quickly! Boomers go back-to-back

In: Boomers & Opals — Monday, 25 Jul, 2022

ICE cool free throw makes by rookie Tyrese Proctor with 8.7 seconds left in the Asia Cup Final assured Australia retained its crown and the Gold Medal with a 75-73 escape from Lebanon after only minutes earlier leading by as many as 15 points and seemingly en route to a comfortable victory.

Jul 25

Thon the One, now for the Gold

In: Boomers & Opals — Sunday, 24 Jul, 2022

NEW Zealand's Tall Blacks came, they saw and they concurred - the Australian Boomers are worthy defenders of the FIBA Asia Cup's Gold Medal and ready to take on Lebanon in tonight's Final in Jakarta after claiming their semi final 85-76 last night. Big shots late by William McDowell-White sank the Kiwis.

Jul 24

Bob's Corner: Kelsey and Sabrina continue rivalry

In: NBA — Saturday, 23 Jul, 2022

BOB'S CORNER: A rivalry born in college has continued to play out in no uncertain fashion in the WNBA as our US correspondent and former import BOB CRAVEN reports this week from downtown Seattle. And yes, our gals Ezi and Steph are still going strong for the Storm.

Jul 23

Boomers sink Japan, now for old enemy

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 22 Jul, 2022

AUSTRALIA last night swept to an all-the-way 99-85 win over Japan it its FIBA Asia Cup quarterfinal and now faces the revival of the Trans-Tasman rivalry when it meets New Zealand's Tall Blacks in Jakarta for a spot in the Final against the winner of the Jordan-Lebanon semi final. 

Jul 22

Opals up in the air, Boomers' feet on the ground

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 20 Jul, 2022

THE Opals squad flew out for New York today and a practice camp which includes two exhibition games against Canada ahead of the FIBA World Cup, while the Boomers prepared to continue their Asia Cup title defence in Jakarta in tomorrow's quarterfinals, facing regional rival Japan.

Jul 20

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