Australia's women's basketball team (the Opals) has received a significant boost in the lead up to next year's FIBA World Championship for Women and the 2012 London Olympic Games with Australian recreational vehicle company Jayco signing on as naming rights sponsor of the Opals for the next three years.
Opals star Lauren Jackson says a break from basketball after fracturing her back has provided the perfect opportunity for her to rest and recharge ahead of another gruelling season while Patrick Mills has told Grandstand's Tim Gavel he is relieved to have signed a two-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA.
If you can't get to a game this weekend there are plenty of ways that you can follow your favourite players and teams in the NBL and WNBL.
Roller Brad Ness spoke with In the Paint after Australia's Men's Wheelchair Basketball team won the IWBF Asia-Oceania Championship in Dandenong, as heard on In the Paint - Talking Basketball on Australia's only 24 hour sports station 7-9pm AEDT on SEN Sports Radio 1116AM in Melbourne or streaming live on www.sen.com.au.
American basketball legend Charles Barkley has labelled AFL players 'damn idiots' during an interview on US radio, writes the Australian Associated Press.