I was an impressionable teenager in the 1990s with a love of all things basketball. I lived and breathed hoops, doing whatever I could to be involved with the game that included playing, coaching and officiating. When I got the chance, we headed to the NBL to catch the Giants, Magic or Tigers. I look back and recall a time when Rod Laver Arena would regularly sell-out when the Tigers took on arch-rivals Magic. Hoops would often be on the back-page of the local tabloids, and occasionally even the front! Times were good and basketball was riding a high.