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Bob's Corner: Happy New Year

In: NBA, Misc — Saturday, 1 Jan, 2022

BOB'S CORNER: Our USA correspondent and former ACT import Bob Craven is back to farewell 2021 and launch us into 2022, bearing in mind the spectre of COVID is forever hovering. But in good news, the NCAA has confirmed "March Madness" will be happening regardless. Oh, and Kyrie Irving is due back.


Jan 1

Farewell to a giant who was never an "average Joe"

In: SA, Misc — Sunday, 19 Dec, 2021

JOE Clarke was a master on the basketball court, a wizard on the footy field and a champion in the boxing ring. As a leader in the vanguard of Aboriginal and Indigenous sportspeople capable of making their mark at the highest levels, his legacy sadly is somewhat underplayed.


Dec 19

Bob's Corner: Danny's back, and over in Utah

In: NBA, SA, Misc — Saturday, 18 Dec, 2021

BOB'S CORNER: Our US correspondent Bob Craven has been hard at work this week, compiling notable articles on Boston Celtics star Danny Aine, revisiting our own late, great Lorraine Eiler, the ravages of COVID-19 on US sports, timely anniversaries and so much more.


Dec 18

One of a kind, Lorraine may also have been the GOAT

In: Boomers & Opals, SA, Misc — Tuesday, 14 Dec, 2021

SHE was the first Australian - man or woman - to win a US college scholarship, instrumental in basketball for women becoming an actual "thing" in the 50s, helped create the national championship between states and was an original Opal before they even knew they were such gems. Lorraine Eiler passed away this week, one of the greatest identities in our sport's history.


Dec 14

Bob's Corner: Oh for someone who can shoot!

In: NBL, NBA, Misc — Saturday, 4 Dec, 2021

USA correspondent BOB CRAVEN has a feast of American news to keep you busy reading this weekend, starting with an amazing - for the wrong reasons - college game. But he also has NBA news, the latest college updates and even some NBL insights to keep you captivated.


Dec 4

Reliving the WNBL, and now for Lightning!

In: WNBL, SA, Misc — Tuesday, 30 Nov, 2021

MARK the date and don't delay! Tuesday is your last chance to buy tickets to the Free Throw Foundation's big pre-Christmas lunch at the Highway Hotel in Adelaide on Friday, December 10, featuring 40 years of WNBL history, a celebration of Adelaide Lightning's opening home game and a chance to buy my new basketball-based book!


Nov 30

Bob's Corner: When Queen were kings

In: NBA, Misc — Saturday, 27 Nov, 2021

THANK Naismith for our US correspondent BOB CRAVEN, who kept sending his popular column for publication during my recent back spasm cataclysm. He's on holidays now but here's another anniversary update I found in my B.O.T.I. Inbox. And once again, Bob has spread his wings beyond the boundaries of a basketball court.


Nov 27

The perfect stocking stuffer

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals, SA, Misc — Friday, 26 Nov, 2021

THANK you very much from the bottom of my heart to the people already purchasing copies of my basketball-based memoir "A Type of Life" which, I am reliably informed, has been flying off the shelves at Dymocks.


Nov 26

December 10 for a Lightning strike

In: WNBL, SA, Misc — Thursday, 25 Nov, 2021

THE history of the Adelaide Lightning with surprise guests, copies of my new book "A Type of Life" for sale, and news out of Basketball SA ... the Free Throw Foundation's pre-Christmas lunch on December 10 at the Highway Hotel is one not to be missed.


Nov 25

And yes, unfortunately we've stayed offline

In: NBL, WNBL, Boomers & Opals, NBA, SA, Flashbacks, Misc — Tuesday, 23 Nov, 2021

APOLOGIES to regular readers and visitors here but as you will have noticed, your author has stayed out of commission for several weeks despite promising the website's imminent return. Sadly it's been the result of a series of back spasms that laid me out for several weeks and kept my chiropractor extremely busy.


Nov 23

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