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Jesters
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WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Pretty funny story here from Western Australia's State League - http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?client=1-5011-0-0-0&sID=78732&&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=22367298

American Spencer Perrin claimed to American media that he had a $1mil contract along with private jet flight from USA to Aus, along with a beachfront apartment.

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Jesters
Last year
14:10 19 Feb 13

Reply #405493

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

FYI SBL entire salary cap per club (one men and one women's team) is around $60k


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The Situation
Last year
14:42 19 Feb 13

Reply #405497

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

So I guess its not just the NBL's Tigers that take the piss out of the salary cap then?


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Jesters
Last year
15:02 19 Feb 13

Reply #405500

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Nothing to do with the team, this guy was just talking shit.. Read this other article with his quotes about SBL being best league on Aus and that he will be playing for Australia in 2016 Olympics...

http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/sports/amn-basketball-former-boyle-county-eku-star-spencer-perrin-signs-threeyear-deal-to-play-professionally-i-20130131,0,1921843.story


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CR
Last year
15:11 19 Feb 13

Reply #405503

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Quote from article ...

"It's part of the best league in Australia. It’s level one competition and is a way better league than I played in either in Slovakia or Hungary."

ROFL ...

Silly Yank ... should do his research before opening his mouth ...

Plenty of other clanger comments in the article as well - he had no idea where he was going.


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Uncle fester
Last year
15:11 19 Feb 13

Reply #405504

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Haha this story is gold. What are his credentials? Is he even a good baller? Makes Aussie bball look bad if he says he can easy make the boomers.


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Uncle fester
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15:17 19 Feb 13

Reply #405509

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

http://articles.centralkynews.com/2011-10-24/amnews/30318527_1_spencer-perrin-nba-players-eku

Read this. Very up himself and he has nba aspirations lol.

He needs security due to excessive autograph demands hahaha.

If he's so good, why would he sign in sbl?


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Isaac
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15:19 19 Feb 13

Reply #405510

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Oh boy, he makes some funny claims. This from when playing in Macedonia. Some bits snipped for brevity:

The Boyle County graduate and former Eastern Kentucky University player is averaging just over 16 points per game, has already been invited to participate in the dunk competition at the upcoming all-star game and expects to also be named to the all-star team.

Perrin has already played against six former NBA players and guarded four of them.

"That has been a good experience," Perrin, who still hopes to earn his way into the NBA eventually, said. “Guarding them has shown me I can play in the NBA, too. It has not been that tough. I am already up for MVP of the year because I am doing so great.

“My role on the team has just been to be a playmaker and if I see an open shot, take it. I try to get my teammates involved and going. I do that, too, by learning the language so¿I can speak to them on the court. I¿know Slovakian, the one language they all know.”

He says they often have security guards because of the autograph demands.

“You are treated like a celebrity. We do interviews every other day. You definitely know you are a pro player by the way you are treated,” Perrin said Sunday.

“But my team is already talking about me making more money next year than now. They say I have NBA potential and athleticism, but they would like me to stay here and do more things. They love me here and that's great for me.”

And these from the article that disturbed the WA team:
Spencer Perrin feels like he’s found both financial security for his family and the perfect place to play basketball now that he has signed a three-year guaranteed contract worth about $1 million to play in Australia with the Geraldton Buccaneers.
“I leave this Friday and can’t wait,” said Perrin, a Boyle County graduate and former player at Eastern Kentucky University. “It’s the most tropical part of Australia. It is its own island in the western part of Australia and the best possible place to go there to play basketball.

“It’s part of the best league in Australia. It’s level one competition and is a way better league than I¿played in either in Slovakia or Hungary.”

Perrin is fully committed to Australia basketball and plans to become an Australian citizen so he can play on the 2016 Olympic team.

“Then I would be playing against Team USA, Spain and all the international powers,” Perrin said. “I can’t basically come home except maybe for a week or so at a time during the next three years. I’ll just be back for a visit and then headed right back to Australia.

“But this is the best deal I¿have ever signed. They are paying for me and my family to fly over and we will even be on a private plane the last part of the trip. We will have a three-bedroom apartment on the beach that is great.”

Perrin, 24, said his versatility appealed to the Australian team.
“They like me because they said they have never had a player like me,” Perrin said. “My vertical (jump), I can play defense. About anything they need me to do,¿I can do. I will be the only American on the team.
“I can play anything from shooting guard to power forward. I can play all those positions now. I won’t be playing point guard this year, but I could in the future.”
Perrin’s signing made immediate news in Australia and a video about his signing ever appeared on yahoonews.com.

“I can see myself being with this team for a good while now. I don’t want to be playing for any other team. This will be my team.
“There has been some talk about me putting my name in the NBA draft in a few years, but I don’t know about that. I like what I am doing and the money is good. I think I am really going to like being in Australia for a long time.”


Geraldton, a tropical island!


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CR
Last year
15:24 19 Feb 13

Reply #405513

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Not sure about his putting his name forward for the NBA draft.

Definitely sure of him putting his name forward for the "baller most full of himself" title.

Maybe it would have been better for him to fly on that private jet to Geraldton - he sure would have got a shock when he got there !


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Mystro
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15:27 19 Feb 13

Reply #405514

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

wow, that was a good laugh


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CR
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15:28 19 Feb 13

Reply #405515

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

His Geraldton "deal" still all over his Facebook page as well ... LOL ...


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The Situation
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15:35 19 Feb 13

Reply #405517

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Geraldton is a tropical shithole....actually no, its not very tropical.


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natwhereyouat
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15:36 19 Feb 13

Reply #405518

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

This guy has a good imagination. Maybe he should write some children books


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Uncle fester
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15:44 19 Feb 13

Reply #405520

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Australia doesn't have a coach, who was interested in him from boomers?


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Happy Days
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15:45 19 Feb 13

Reply #405521

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

This guy is a blow back to the 80's.He fits into the craziest import category....


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Isaac
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15:46 19 Feb 13

Reply #405522

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

No one Fester.


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Anonymous
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15:50 19 Feb 13

Reply #405523

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

A lot of players come out here and try to big note themselves back home, because their people back home have no clue what it's actually like here so they can pretty much say whatever they want. Hilarious!


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CR
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15:52 19 Feb 13

Reply #405525

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

@Nat maybe his first title could be

"Spencer goes to the beach in Geraldton and builds a sand castle"

Could be a big seller ...


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Uncle fester
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15:58 19 Feb 13

Reply #405527

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Check out his Facebook page, he posted about trying out for the afl also!

He looks like avg athleticism. How much would geraldton have actually been paying him?


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Happy Days
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16:11 19 Feb 13

Reply #405528

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There not paying him zippo now!!! What a fool...


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Anonymous
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16:36 19 Feb 13

Reply #405538

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Man he must have been on some good stuff. Drugs, that is, not salary.

If there was a club in the WA SBL that could drop a $1m on a single player wage ... well they wouldn't be in the SBL, now would they?


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Naph
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17:25 19 Feb 13

Reply #405548

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Sounds like the Buccs are recruiting one Jamine Peterson. Interesting finish to his college career a few years back.

http://thehoopsreport.com/article.aspx?id=704


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Anonymous
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17:54 19 Feb 13

Reply #405552

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmUo4izTOFs


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Anonymous
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20:57 19 Feb 13

Reply #405578

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Perrin is as delusional as marcus camby. Great read.


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Jack Toft
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21:01 19 Feb 13

Reply #405581

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

LOL, Does Spencer talk in the third person?


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Anon
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21:20 19 Feb 13

Reply #405583

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Hey Mr Perrin ... I found a pic of your three bedroom apartment on the beach at Geraldton, the club forgot to send it to you ...

http://bodysmartinc.com/wp-content/themes/atahualpa/images/logo/run_down_house_ce.jpg


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Howto
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09:23 20 Feb 13

Reply #405617

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Perrin could be a FIFO miner/ball player. I can understand how confusing that could become for the chump. It would explain the $$ million dollar pay day though.


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Isaac
Last year
10:30 20 Feb 13

Reply #405628

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

As one NBL club guy said to me after reading this, one of the first things they Google after scouting an import is "firstname lastname arrested".

Reveals pretty quickly in this case that Perrin has a few results and his replacement Peterson (nicknamed "Greedy"!) was kicked out of college in a somewhat unfair but perhaps sleazy situation.

Obviously doesn't discount the chance that a player could've turned that around, have a great attitude and be ready to fit a team structure. Or that a team might be willing to take on that troubled past and try to manage the player for whatever potential they have. But still, need to be aware!


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Guest
Last year
10:33 20 Feb 13

Reply #405629

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Uncle Fester, believe it or not he actually did try out for the AFL! He was a part of that US Draft Combine the AFL ran a few months back. I just placed a speculative $10 on him for the 2018 Brownlow Medal.


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Anonymous
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12:44 20 Feb 13

Reply #405655

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Funny As!


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Libertine
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20:45 20 Feb 13

Reply #405723

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

absolutely brilliant


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Anonymous
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21:52 20 Feb 13

Reply #405729

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Even funnier than Perrin talking shit to a small time local reporter is looking up what Geraldton's other import did to get kicked out of college!!

Jamine Peterson got kicked out of college for arranging prospective recruits blow jobs while visiting campus!!!

Geraldton must be modelling themselves after the Portland Jailblazers.

Perrin and Peterson would have formed an entertaining import combination. Dare I say it far more entertaining than the 36ers import this season.

Having said that, they both might be crazy but can probably play ala Julius Hodge.


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Uncle fester
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08:02 21 Feb 13

Reply #405746

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

When you google his name, an article pops up where he said he was offered a 90k 1 year afl contract. Lol as if he did! Other notable quotes:

He was a self proclaimed superstar MVP in Slovakia who has too many autograph hunters. I'm guessing a lower division,?

His euro teams wanted to keep him but said he should be in nba

NBA teams pursued him but he prefers playing overseas (why play sbl if your nba level?)

He knocked back the afl contract as he did not want to hurt his 'professional' basketball career.


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Uncle fester
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08:03 21 Feb 13

Reply #405747

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Love how he assumes he would be a lock he'd be a lock for 2016 boomers. He's not even worthy to watch them train!


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Me
Last year
05:07 25 Feb 13

Reply #406382

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

American here. Have watched Mr. Perrin play since high school. He's actually extremely athletic. Approximately 40 inch vertical. Was leading scorer and rebounder on his Division 1 college team as a senior (Eastern Kentucky University).

Is athletic enough to play in the NBA, but does not have the handles for someone his size.

Has always had "issues" going back for years. Changing teams several times, quitting on teammates, etc. Sad, really. Anyone who ever saw him play as a kid has been impressed by his raw talent and has rooted for his success. Wasted effort, perhaps.


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Isaac
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10:04 25 Feb 13

Reply #406411

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

In Australian leagues, those things like team chemistry, working hard and so on are very highly regarded. Players won't last just because of a vertical leap.


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Me
Last year
01:31 26 Feb 13

Reply #406545

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Trust me, team chemistry is highly valued in the states as well. In Kentucky we know a thing or two about team basketball.


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Isaac
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06:50 26 Feb 13

Reply #406554

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

How, after high school, college and so on, do players still not get it? It's not rocket science to follow a coach's instructions and generally not be a tool.


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Anonymous
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00:40 22 Mar 13

Reply #410392

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

Geraldton Buccaneers new import Jamine Peterson was sacked today after the teams double header in the first round last weekend.
Got reported for abusing a referee post game and was given a two week suspension. The club decided to release him instead according to their Facebook page.
He averaged 37 points and 12+ rebounds in his two games.


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Anonymous
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02:39 22 Mar 13

Reply #410393

re: WASBL Import sacked after saying he had $1mil deal

after sacking the player, sack the guy that recruits these players lol


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Tiger Watcher
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10:00 22 Mar 13

Reply #410400

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The guy was avg 37 & 12 must have been a real douche!


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