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New scam a blow to NBL & WNBL

In: NBL, WNBL — Monday, 12 Aug, 2019

ANOTHER young American basketballer has fallen victim to a scam targeting innocent players graduating from college, with Adelaide Lightning today declaring they have "no idea" who alleged "new recruit" Lauren Elliott even is.

Aug 12

FIBA's Cup revisit in 4-part doco

In: Boomers & Opals, Misc — Sunday, 11 Aug, 2019

THE countdown is on in earnest to the 2019 FIBA World Cup from August 31-September 15 in China and the game's global governing body has bounced into the spirit of it, producing a four-part documentary on the championship's history.

Aug 11

FLASHBACK 129: Oct 20-28, 1967

In: Flashbacks — Saturday, 10 Aug, 2019

*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.*

Aug 10

USA-Boomers - get there early

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 9 Aug, 2019

NATE Jawai, Michael Cedar, Chris Patton, Alex Wilson and the phenomenal Fejo sisters will be among Australia's indigenous superstars in action against the Kingdom of Hawai'i ahead of the Boomers-USA blockbuster at Marvel Stadium on August 22.

Aug 9

Darwin's big 3x3 win

In: Misc — Thursday, 8 Aug, 2019

INSTALLATION of Australia's first semi-permanent FIBA3X3 court began today in Darwin and will be available for 12 months of action from Friday, August 23, likely attracting international teams from Papua-New Guinea, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Aug 8

Boomers omissions make no sense

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 7 Aug, 2019

NO, sorry. You got it wrong. Try again. Any Boomers team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup which does not include Mitch Creek or Deng Adel already is flawed, especially when the spectre of Brisbane Bullets bias looms largely over it.

Aug 7

Tassie's finest join NBL Blitz

In: NBL — Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2019

TASMANIA'S best players competing in the NBL1 competition will give the state a window into what is to come when the second-tier league suits a locals-driven All Star team in the NBL Blitz next month.

Aug 6

The fall and fall of SA basketball

In: NBL, WNBL, SA — Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2019

REVELATIONS the Adelaide 36ers had even forsaken their traditional and ancestral home at Titanium Security Arena for practice purposes, simply pointed forward to more dark days ahead for basketball in South Australia.

Don't write off the USA just yet

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Tuesday, 6 Aug, 2019

THE drop out rate of the NBA's biggest stars from the USA's FIBA World Cup team has never been greater but ultimately that only means the defending champs will start slightly shorter favourites.

36ers missing point or ahead of curve?

In: NBL — Monday, 5 Aug, 2019

YESTERDAY formally announcing the 36ers will play the infamous Philippines national team in Manila later this month, has the club's management yet again completely misread public opinion? Or is it leading the way toward healing?

Aug 5

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