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---20-20-20--- Two decades of basketball writing - ---20-20-20---

Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to announce that has been online since early 1999. A reliable online presence for 20 years which also matches with Bert's hobbying actvities as a correspondent and writer for major basketball media and websites. Regular writing for (as well as for Full Court Press and in the past) has been among Bert's activities for the last 20 years. Being a basketball correspondent -- one of the very few non-American members of the renowned USBWA-US Basketball Writers Association -- allows Bert to keep in touch with basketball pals and friends internationally. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Bert's presence on the world wide web, has been remodelled and is now online with a new and more modern design. From December 1998 until today, Bert has had the chance to meet or interview famous basketball personalities like NBA star Rudy Gay , WNBA and Olympic Champion Katie Sm

Virtus Bologna lift the Basketball Champions League trophy at Antwerps Sportpaleis; Kevin Punter is the MVP of the Final Four on May 5th, 2019

Virtus Segafredo Bologna vs. CB Canarias Iberostar Tenerife : 73-61 Score evolution: 20-8, 38-24, 58-44 and 73-61 This final definitely had the taste and the look of top level European basketball... Just like in the semi-final against Brose Bamberg of Germany two days before, the Virtus team started strongly: 7-0. Tim Abromaitis had the chance to score the first points of CB Canarias Iberostar Tenerife from the free-throw line 7-2. A few moments later, Virtus Bologna 's star Kevin Punter already hit his third three-pointer of the match...13-2! His French mate Amath Mbaye , also pretty efficient, hit a basket to make 15-4. After 4'55" in the game, a first time-out was asked by the CB Canarias Head Coach Jesus Vidorreta . Only the US big man Colton Iverson managed to put the V defense into trouble. The Iberostar guys coming off the bench still made a good job, a little bit like what they did in their semi-final matchup against the Antwerp Giants on Friday,