I'll just stand up again. BJF, you actually don't know that the NBL/BA did nothing do you? And the reality of that Bogut thing was always incredibly slim, if not a media stunt at the time.
And, I am not sure the NBL clubs would have been as forgiving as the WNBL clubs in allowing BA to partly fund a marquee player.
And, the NBL has a salary cap while the WNBL does not.
The truth of Jackson is, save injury, she would have been a major drawcard for the league, and put bums on seats, as she has done before.
Paul, I am not sure anyone's flights are subsidized. I think they get best rate, but the advantage of booking a long time out and holding seats without names against them till very late.