Ricky
Years ago

NBL All-Star Game Revival

http://www.theroar.com.au/2016/02/16/nbl-needs-reintroduce-stars-game/

Thoughts? Been talked about before here.

Personally I liked the North vs South in the 1990's. Had so many stars back in those days though.

Surely they'll revive it very soon plus a three point comp and skills comp would make it more entertaining and worthwhile. Forget about dunk comp.

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Isaac  
Years ago

I don't care if they don't bother. Spend the money on something else.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

North v South was the best for inter NBL rivalry. Boomers vs NBL was pretty good too but most Boomers aren't in the NBL now so you can't really do that. Anything else was trash.

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

Bring it up to Brisbane next year to get the NBL hype going.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The writer's whole premise is based on how successful the NBA ASG was. Yeah because that is going to help the NBL ASG... lol

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'd put $$$ on the author never seeing a NBL ASG.

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KET  
Years ago

I don't watch the NBA All-Star Game, let alone NBL. Forget about it.

What they should do though, is look at a Champions League/Asian Cup type of thing that works very well in Soccer and could work well for basketball.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

KET there is a FIBA Asia Champions League each and every year.

Problem is Australia & NZ are in Oceania.

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Baller#3  
Years ago

All star games are trash. Asian champions league it up.

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KET  
Years ago

http://www.fiba.com/news/fiba-asia-central-board-finalises-2016-calendar-sets-road-map-for-national-federations-leading-up-to-region-s

Interesting

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why interesting? Top Asian clubs have played a tournament against each other for the last 35 years.

The key is BA getting AUS into Asia like FFA did in the football. Oceania is a barren wasteland.

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KET  
Years ago

It's interesting because I didn't know it existed. I agree, I think it would be great for the NBL teams to compete in this Champions League. There's a real opportunity here IMO.

On a different but related matter to FIBA Oceania, As of 2021 FIBA Oceania will be FIBA Asia-Pacific and it will no longer have Australia vs NZ for olympic/world cup spots.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hey KET that is great news. So from 2021 one federation means NBL champion plays in Asia club Champions League. Great news, NBL team will win it each year!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Will FIBA Asia-Pacific be one federation or two separate ones only joined for the purposes of qualification to major tournaments? If the latter it would suck as there is little to no point in having an Oceanian federation with only two strong nations.

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HO  
Years ago

"Top Asian clubs"

- and both those teams have done very well in those competitions.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Looking at the lineups the Chinese and other East Asian countries don't bother entering their champion and most of the teams are from the Middle East and it is a short tournament. Nowhere near an organised Champions League style home and away system.

But if AU/NZ are in Asia could be worth getting CN & PH etc. interested again and create an enhanced comp.

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Ricky  
Years ago

I wouldn't watch an NBA All Star game any more but would watch an NBL one if one of my teams players were in it.

Used to love seeing Grace / Crawford / Vlahov / Fisher in the old ones.

I'm sure the game and activities will pay for itself, especially if it's in Perth or Melb.

Knowing LK and JL, they'll no doubt take some things away from the NBA All Star Weekend they were supposedly at.

We can't keep on saying "Nah, won't work" "Forget it" etc

We need to find a way TO make it work, just like LK has made a way to make this season work.

Admittedly it might not be next season or the one after, but would love it to come back if the league keeps growing in popularity and stability.


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Ricky  
Years ago

If they revive the McDonalds Championship with an NBA and NBL team in it, will definitely watch that too if it's part of the NBL broadcast rights for the app and Foxtel.

8 - 10 teams, 1 each from:

NBA
CBA (China)
NBL
4 Euro
South America

The more basketball, the better I say.

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paul  
Years ago

KET there is a FIBA Asia Champions League each and every year."

Are you talking about the FIBA Asia Champions Cup? I don't think it's been run the past two years and it hasn't had representation from all around Asia for a long time now.

I think once FIBA get their Euro champions league running they should make an Asian champions league a priority. Given Australia and NZ will be competing in Asia from next year onwards NBL clubs would be involved.

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Kobe24  
Years ago

The NBA one Barry interests me and I'm a die hard NBA guy, NBL wouldn't be something if watch.

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koberulz  
Years ago

We need to find a way TO make it work
Why? The league seems to function perfectly well without it.

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Ricky  
Years ago

I predict that it'll come back in 2017-2018 when there are 10 teams.

North vs South format

You read it here. - Baba Vanga (1996)

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Ricky  
Years ago

That's fair enough, looks like most don't care for one.

Though, I wonder how many people on here complained about the schedule of Wed-Sun games when it first came out, then ended up loving it.

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koberulz  
Years ago

I'm not saying I hate it and they shouldn't do it under any circumstances, I'm saying if it's not going to work out there are far better things to spend time and money on.

It's just not that important.

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paul  
Years ago

The last NBL all-star game in Adelaide was highly entertaining, but in a pretty tight schedule I'm not sure it should be a great priority. I'm with koberulz, more important things to spend money on right now.

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Ricky  
Years ago

If they use the money to help bring in new teams and to also keep all teams stable and at a decent profit, then that would be the better option definitely.

This whole 8 teams thing is pretty embarassing.


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Dazz  
Years ago

If you can sell tickets, and/or SELL it to Foxtel, why not. Promote the game, make some cash...

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koberulz  
Years ago

But you also have to rent a venue, and get uniforms made, and fly everyone to the venue...

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kingpodge  
Years ago

celebrity and hype make the NBA allstar weekend... if you're watching for basketball you'll be extremely disappointed. Unless shooting drills float your boat - not that there is anything wrong with that.

Let's make sure the league is floating on its own first before we start pushing for supercillious additions.

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Hoops should have an all star game. Anonymous posters vs normal people.

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kingpodge  
Years ago

hahaha I suspect that all the anons are one guy, would be a lopsided affair!

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Isaac  
Years ago

Unless there have been players posting anonymously in the past.

The named team can at least have Kevin Brooks and Cecil Exum, plus some ABL level players.


I imagine flights and accommodation for participants would be a significant issue with the All-Star game. I'd rather they persist with the pre-season tournament instead.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"I think once FIBA get their Euro champions league running they should make an Asian champions league a priority. Given Australia and NZ will be competing in Asia from next year onwards NBL clubs would be involved."

You mean World Club Championship running again paul? If so it would be carrott for FIBA Asia to get their act together as everyone would be keen to qualify for it if an NBA side are involved.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Anon Army would make you all piss.

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Or give everyone the shits

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koberulz  
Years ago

You mean World Club Championship running again paul? If so it would be carrott for FIBA Asia to get their act together as everyone would be keen to qualify for it if an NBA side are involved.
Pretty sure the NBA isn't in Asia.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Ok, so pick your all-star teams!
North vs South seems as good a mode as any, and you have to base it on 1-5.

So here's mine:

NORTH

Khazzough / Jervis
Knight / Garlepp
Childress / Prather
Beal / Steindl
D Martin / Jett


SOUTH

Ogilvy / Jackson
Warrick / Kickert
Penney / Creek
Lisch / Webster
Jackson / Randle

Gotta be honest, that Southern team kicks the Northern ass

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Creek? LOL!!!!

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ME  
Years ago

An NBL All-Star game would be an utter waste of time and resources. As has been mentioned, the NBA All-Star weekend is all about celebrities and hype. The NBL doesn't really have celebrities involved of the same ilk, and the NBL has never done 'hype' particularly well.

I much prefer to see REAL basketball being played. I went to the last All-Star game in Adelaide, and I had a reasonable time, but certainly not moreso than a regular game. I mean, they had Ben Mastin singing there for god's sake!

Spend that same money elevating the league. I love what I am hearing about teams having three imports, four marquee Australian signings, the option of an Asian player as a local, and a salary cap for the remaining players. This is the kind of thing that will help to bring in fresh blood to the league.

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KET  
Years ago

I think Creek would be a perfect all star-game player, drive & dunk, steal in d kind of player. Entertain the crowd

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