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That's a wrap, 2020 in hindsight

In: NBL, WNBL, Misc — Tuesday, 5 Jan, 2021

BRAD Rosen took a break from his Christmas shopping to sit down for one last 2020 podcast with me, but it's taken a while to recover and post the thing, so forgive us for being dated. At least we're not quite ready for carbon-dating.


Jan 5

Gaze The Man. The Master. (Book Review)

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals, Misc — Sunday, 3 Jan, 2021

AROUND basketball long enough to (erroneously, as it turns out) believe I knew most of its history, Grantley Bernard's collaboration with Lindsay Gaze to produce "GAZE. The Man. The Player. The Coach." is a revelation from start to finish.


Jan 3

Time to rally behind fallen Opals superstar

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals, SA, Misc — Monday, 26 Oct, 2020

THE sight of Julie Nykiel inbounding a baseline ball after an opposition basket, sprinting up the split-line and receiving a pass back for a layup was one of the most common on courts across SA and Australia for more than a decade in the 70s-80s.


Oct 26

Checking Out the NBA 2K21 Video Game

In: NBA, Misc — Monday, 28 Sep, 2020

VISUAL Concepts’ NBA 2K21, the 22nd instalment of the acclaimed 2K series, was released to a worldwide audience early this month and it's time to jump aboard.


Sep 28

FLASHBACK 138: Memories, circa 1950-1971

In: Flashbacks, Misc — Saturday, 6 Jun, 2020

AS revealed here last week, I've been buried in my PC banging out my memoir, inspired by colleagues Derek Pedley and Vincent Ross. So here now is Parts Two and Three of Chapter One. Settle in with a cup of coffee because this is a longer read. Or, of course, don't.


Jun 6

Chibba: Life in COVID-19 isolation

In: WNBL, Misc — Friday, 20 Mar, 2020

THE WNBL's 2016 Betty Watson Youth Player of the Year, former Lightning and Lynx guard/forward Alex Ciabattoni has been playing in Italy, arguably now the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus.


Mar 20

The good word from Al

In: Misc — Saturday, 7 Mar, 2020

AL McGuire was an American college coach and broadcaster, head coach at Marquette University from 1964 to 1977 and a national championship winner in his final season.


Mar 7

Basketball SA Hall of Fame inductees: Noel Woollacott

In: SA, Misc — Tuesday, 4 Feb, 2020

IF BASKETBALL SA had recognised the contribution to the sport and promotion of it which the late Noel Woollacott selflessly supplied, he easily would have been the historic first ever inductee into its Hall of Fame.


Feb 4

Podcast: Farewell to Kobe

In: NBL, WNBL, NBA, Misc — Wednesday, 29 Jan, 2020

THE death of Kobe Bryant on Monday morning and the circumstances surrounding it was a tragic event for basketball globally and Brad Rosen and I review what the Los Angeles Lakers legend gave to the world in this week's podcast.


Jan 29

Basketball SA Hall of Fame inductees: Les Hody

In: SA, Misc — Thursday, 9 Jan, 2020

BASKETBALL SA after a long hiatus and inspired by events conducted by rival state associations, is re-launching its longstanding Hall of Fame and inducting its first list of candidates of the decade on Friday, February 7.


Jan 9

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