Perhaps a little to concentrated people can't feel they can get into it or relate to a team.
I know that is the idea behind it but if they are looking for that Twenty Twenty of Basketball there still needs to be a fan base a reason to follow a team and support a team.
Hence as Isaac has mentioned previously they really need to try and link with exisiting NBL clubs to try and feed of the current fans.
Sure in Adelaide alot of interest will be on Maher, Farley & Forman. The character of Hodge will also draw some attention, outside of that the hoop junkies will watch the games just to get a hoops fix, but there will be no support or connection, more just an appreciation for a good game of bball and the talent on show.
As with OneHD's coverage I believe they will only get the basketball junkies tuning in (ie us here on these very forums) but others MAY stumble across it, may remember it's on from some little publicity there has been or may miss it altogether, hear about it on the news etc and by than the event will have been finished.
Perhpas over 3 or 4 weekends is the way to go forward with it?
Great to see them trying but I think it is a BIG ask to get success from such a tight schedule.
Picking Adelaide as the host city purely on crowd numbers is not a smart move and hopefully they have done a little more research than that?
Melbourne could work in that the mentality is very last minute decision on what events get attended and something like this as a one off hyped up and marketed properly could work with a very large younger basketball fan presence.
I don't frequent Adelaide games obviously but from my couple of games a year I can't help but notice their is a large percentage of an older population attending, probably being following for years, which is Fantastic to have the loyalty and support but will they be up for this type of event?
Enough of my ramblings, wish I could be there to see it but will enjoy OneHD's coverage no doubt!
HOPEFULLY it is successful enough that they look at running it again.