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Greg Olbrich, gentle giant, gone at 51

In: NBL, SA — Thursday, 28 Mar, 2024

THE absolutely awful and jaw-dropping news of Greg Olbrich's sudden death overnight while playing social basketball has rocked and will continue to send shockwaves throughout the basketball community in South Australia and further, this delightful human being's loss to us at just 51 a tragedy of the highest order.


Mar 28

Delly needs to chill or United will be untied

In: NBL — Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2024

MATTHEW Dellavedova had us all roaring when he was pushing Cleveland Cavaliers through two NBA Championship series, lobbing balls for Australia for Aron Baynes or Andrew Bogut to dunk at Olympics and when he joined the NBL. But right now he is hurting United in the Championship Series.


Mar 27

LJ and Amoore - the long and short - head Opals squad

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2024

THERE's only two players missing from  the Australian Opals squad announced today for the Paris Olympic Games and one of them is injured so selectors can take something of a bow with this well-balanced crop of youth and experience, highlighted by one big name, Lauren Jackson. Oh, and Georgia Amoore.


Brad&Boti: C'ship Round-Up, Opals, Boomers, Case!

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 26 Mar, 2024

WOW! Just wow! Both Brad Rosen and I leapt off our respective couches when Jack McVeigh nailed that match-winner to give Tasmania Game 3 of the NBL Championship over Melbourne but for our Brad&Boti podcast, we didn't forget Game 2 or the Opals and Boomers.


Mar 26

Why Jack's jack is the Greatest of All Time

In: NBL — Monday, 25 Mar, 2024

WE'VE all seen them - the miracle shots that win games and lift us out of our seats with exultation, and the pure unadulterated bliss of witnessing the divine in sport. They've been around since James Naismith nailed up the peach baskets, but in NBL history, none rival Jack McVeigh's Sunday special.


Mar 25

Greatest shot in NBL history clinches Game 3

In: NBL — Sunday, 24 Mar, 2024

JACK McVEIGH today hit the most massive shot of his NBL career, arguably the second biggest shot in NBL history, to give Tasmania a 93-91 road win over Melbourne, scorching the JackJumpers - fuelled by Majok Deng's 15-point final period - to a 2-1 Championship Series lead.


Mar 24

Ants swarm to spoil Melbourne's picnic plans

In: NBL — Friday, 22 Mar, 2024

TASMANIA turned the tables on Melbourne United in Game 2 of the best-of-five NBL Grand Finals tonight in Hobart, the JackJumpers giving them a devilish time, Jack McVeigh leading the way with 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists and a block in a series-tying 82-77 win.


Mar 22

Grand Final G2, Season reviewed, as we pod on

In: NBL — Thursday, 21 Mar, 2024

HAD the pleasure of joining Jovial Joseph Corr and Angst-ridden Andrew Canion for an "NBL Forum" focusing on the Melbourne-Tasmania Grand Finals, the season in review and quite a bit more at the NBL Pocket Podcast. Who were the successes and who were the busts of 2023-24?


Mar 21

Olympic draws a challenge for Opals, Boomers

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 20 Mar, 2024

HALL of Famer and the MVP of Australia's gold medal win at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, Penny Taylor, and the USA's Carmelo Anthony overnight helped reveal the groupings for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games and the job ahead is a big one for our Opals and Boomers.


Mar 20

BOB'S BONUS: Draws set for March Madness

In: NBA — Tuesday, 19 Mar, 2024

BOB'S BONUS: Our esteemed US correspondent BOB CRAVEN knows only too well what this time of year means - March Madness! So here's a bonus update from our man on the spot on what's happening as NCAA basketball winds into its most exciting weeks of the (post)season.  


Mar 19

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