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B&B: Reliving Bronze with the great Danny Morseu

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals, Misc — Sunday, 15 Aug, 2021

THE Boomers' Bronze Medal success at the Tokyo Olympics and Patty Mills' performance moved us all, not the least of which his uncle, dual-Olympic basketballer Danny Morseu. Who better for Brad Rosen and I to talk with at our Brad&Boti podcast than the great man himself, his links including our original indigenous Olympian Michael Ahmatt.

Aug 15

Opals: Writing was on the wall

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 13 Aug, 2021

NO-ONE should fault the effort of the Opals at the Tokyo Olympic Games. They gave what they had. The problem is they didn't have very much, a 1-3 win-loss ratio just about as bad as it gets but worse is the fact this steady demise/decline has been staring Basketball Australia in the face.

Aug 13

Boomers: Idle BA must cash in now!

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA — Thursday, 12 Aug, 2021

BASKETBALL Australia needs to move like greased lightning to cash in on the national pride the Boomers have captured and seize full advantage of the small window of their Olympic Bronze popularity. Give it another week or two and Patty Mills and the team's exploits will be forgotten.

Aug 12

Happy birthday King Patrick

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 11 Aug, 2021

PATTY Mills turns 33 today, the human embodiment of all that is good in the world, of love and inclusiveness, of compassion and understanding, of tolerance and playfulness, of commitment and forgiveness, of ascending and achieving.

Aug 11

FTF: Erin, Sunday to top the bill

In: NBL, WNBL, SA — Sunday, 8 Aug, 2021

MULTIPLE WNBAWNBL and AFLW championship and premiership winner Erin Phillips and South Sudanese-born Adelaide 36ers all-rounder, dual-NBL champion Sunday Dech top the bill for this month's Free Throw Foundation lunch at the Highway Hotel.

Aug 8

Boomers: Our 'Dreamtime Team' gets it done. Bronze Bronze Bronze!

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 7 Aug, 2021

AUSTRALIAN basketball tonight hit a new Olympic Games high as Patty Mills carried the flag, the Boomers following him to immortality as our historic first men's medal-winning team, claiming Bronze with a 107-93 victory over Slovenia.

Aug 7

Boomers: Careful what you wish for

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 6 Aug, 2021

"YEAH, I think we'd rather play Slovenia for the Bronze than France, don't you?" That was the common refrain yesterday before that sensational finish to their semi final, leading to the cautionary "careful what you wish for" reaction.

Aug 6

Boomers: Durant buries our gold strike

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 5 Aug, 2021

NBA superstar Kevin Durant carried the USA on his shoulders until it weathered the best Australia had to offer, before turning the Boomers' Gold Medal dreams into a nightmarish 97-78 beating in their Tokyo Olympics semi final today.

Aug 5

Opals: USA wins the one that matters

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2021

FLEXING its undoubted muscle as the benchmark of international women's basketball, the Gold Medal-defending USA today clinically and ruthlessly savaged Australia, burying the Opals 79-55 in their Olympic quarter-final in Tokyo. 

Aug 4

Boomers: Time to celebrate life of Brian

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 4 Aug, 2021

BRIAN Goorjian unquestionably is the most successful NBL coach in the league's history and arguably the most successful coach of team sports in Australia. But let's be frank, there's been one blemish on his coaching record.

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