Matt
Years ago

Marto best Aussie in NBL ever

Forget NBA/Boomers stuff and all that Jazz, chill. Im saying best ever Aussie in NBL(based on influence and NBL form). State are misleading and Gaze wins in NBL stats vs Marto, but if Marto wins on weekend he will have won 4 NBL titles, Gaze 2. And leadership and defence influence etc, he's Leroy Loggins like at Bullets on his influence at Cats.
So yep im basing best ever aussie in NBL(not naturalised). And leave out NBA/or international ball(Gaze kills Marto there).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Not even close. Gaze. Next thread.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damo then daylight

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koberulz  
Years ago

Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

No.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Gaze joined the NBL as an 18 year old. Won ROTY averaging 29.1/6.7/4.1, plus 1.6 SPG. Almost 30PPG as an 18 year old rookie... Made All-NBL First Team in 15 straight seasons. At the age of 22, he averaged 44.1 PPG for a season.

In his 20 NBL seasons: 612 games, 18,908 points at an average of 30.9 points per game.

If you want to judge based on championships, David Stiff won 6 championships and acted in a Star Wars film. Maybe he can be your GOAT.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.

You forgot about Gaze and daylight.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

... amongst others.

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Vic Wildcat  
Years ago

Please Gaze him covered easilly. Silly thread.

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Udog  
Years ago

And Gaze didn't have 4 import/naturalized Americans on his team each year.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Never mention Martin and LLL in the same sentence either.

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Isaac  
Years ago

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Fundingsland  
Years ago

god love Perth fans, its like the NBL doesn't exist outside their borders for so many

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paul  
Years ago

Brad Robbins is the second best ever I believe.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Matt is the new Dazz.

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Shano76  
Years ago

This is funny. I would have him in top 10 (possibly) but Gaze is the greatest. I would have CJ, Maher, Smyth, Anstey and others ahead of him. Perhaps if you were talking about influence on a team but you are saying he is the best Aussie ever. Not even close.

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TimberBall  
Years ago

Best Defensive guard, maybe top 5 captain...that's about where it ends. There are way better all round players, Gaze number 1 (though he wasn't as good a defender)

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Thunder Jam  
Years ago

It was a brief but brave fight to survive against huge odds!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Andrew Gaze
Sam Mackinnon
Chris Anstey
Mark Bradtke

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Tornado  
Years ago

Perth fans...smh!

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AngusH  
Years ago

This thread is pure gold.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Martin has never even won the league mvp which coincidentally is named the Andrew Gaze Trophy. Heck Martin might not even be the best defensive point guard ever. Darnell Mee is also a 5 time DPOY winner.

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PH  
Years ago

Nothing wrong with a bit of Damo love.

He's not the best player, not even close. I think it truly is a case of Gaze then daylight then talk about everyone else.

Although I feel Martin is unquestionably the best defensive player possibly of all time in the NBL and that tends to make him very inspirational.
How often do you see a defensive player take out the playoffs MVP?

Also the Wildcats are a completely different team without him.

If I was picking an Aussie team from the NBL to go play in a tournament, Martin would be my first guard picked. But if you were picking an all-time team I don't think he would even make the bench. Sorry Matt.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

what a dumb post.

Her is not even the best Aussie at the cats.

Vlahov

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Matt I'm thinking this didn't go anywhere near as well as you anticipated?

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Who would we say was a better defender, DMac or Damo?

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Train  
Years ago

Best defender....yes. Great leader....yes.
He will go down as an NBL great but certainly not the greatest.
I would put him in the same group as Vlahov. He is inspirational to watch.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

best troll thread ever

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Vic Wildcat  
Years ago

He's not even the best Wildcat ever, that mantle IMO belongs to Ricky Grace. So he cannot be considered the best in the NBL if he is not even the best for his own club.

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The Triple Threat  
Years ago


Hahahahahaha, i see your thought bubble went just as well over here too Nima. Oops, i mean Matt.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

Hoops Community Centre - An öff the grid"mainframe located in a secret location where blocked posters are teleported to be "rehabilitated".

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Will he have his jersey retired?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He means Aussie players.

Otherwise he wouldnt be top 5 at cats

Ricky
JC
Vlahov
Fisher
Rogers
Redhage etcetc

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TD15  
Years ago

I guess now that Dazz is gone someone had to step in his shoes, Matt making us cats supporters looks bad.

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JasonC  
Years ago

In Matt's defense, I have always said Gaze was massively overrated and benefited from a system that was built around him scoring.
Damo makes things happen, Gaze could shoot.

I don't put Gaze in the top 5 let alone number one.
He will always be a Koala Bear to me. Cuddly and protected.

For the record, I do rate Damo higher than Gaze, but not 1.
Also for the record, my number 1 is not a Perth player. I will never mention his name cos I hate his guts.

Jason.

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Ricky  
Years ago

#TheGOAT



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Anonymous  
Years ago

In all defense Jason. You my friend are a basketball idiot. Not top 5 yeah no worries. Imagine if Damo had ever taken the time to actually develop a jump shot with any consistency, he wouldn't be in this league. Sadly he is not an offensive threat which angers me about his potential.

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Ricky  
Years ago

btw, check out the score. lol

#bringback12mins

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Anonymous  
Years ago

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re: Marto best Aussie in NBL ever

Please go seek help.
Immediately.

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Double Clutch  
Years ago

I have Damo battling it out with Jason Smith as the #1 Australian guard to ever play for the Sydney Spirit.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm surprised Martin hasn't come on here himself and denounce this stupidity. In other news the world is flat according to Matt.

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Train  
Years ago

I don't think Matt's post is that far from reality that he should be called and idiot, stupid or ridiculed. IMO opinion he is the greatest defender to play in the NBL and deserves to be talked about in this discussion. Do people really have to come on here and play the school yard bully everytime. He could be a young kid for all we know.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

Train, In the interest of protecting your son's self esteem put the parental lock on your devices! :-)

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koberulz  
Years ago

Gaze joined the NBL as an 18 year old. Won ROTY averaging 29.1/6.7/4.1, plus 1.6 SPG. Almost 30PPG as an 18 year old rookie... Made All-NBL First Team in 15 straight seasons. At the age of 22, he averaged 44.1 PPG for a season.

In his 20 NBL seasons: 612 games, 18,908 points at an average of 30.9 points per game.
I'm not sure throwing out PPG is really the best way of comparing someone to Damian Martin.

The same is probably true of anything you'd find in a standard box score.

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Train  
Years ago

@Big Ads - Don't have kids mate ;)

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FSTOS  
Years ago

Not the best player but I struggle to think of a better competitor in any sport I have watched.

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J  
Years ago

Maybe not the correct approach but a great theoretical question.

How do you compare what Damian Martin brings to the court, team and the organisation with some of our NBL legends?

Imagine a prime Damian Martin defending an Andrew Gaze, interesting, would Gaze get his (I was a bit young) but i suspect yes, but would Damo do enough to get his team over the line, quiet possibly yes.

4 Championships and arguably the teams most important player in each one, without been a factor on offence is some achievement. If you don't think he was a factor look at when he was injured or absent against NZ.

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JasonC  
Years ago

Anonytroll said
> In all defense Jason. You my friend are a basketball idiot.

Awesome! If it wasn't for this part you might have been able to form a valid argument. You almost seemed intelligent enough!
Great try though!

Jason

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snooch  
Years ago

If you don't think Gaze made things happen you're kidding yourself. For mine he's clearly the best Australian we've seen in the NBL.

He was more than just a flat out scorer - he was a great passer, great leader and under-rated defender (until his later years when he became a bit of a defensive liability.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damo can't shoot. Defense is better than most, team stuff great, but best player ever, no way.
The Darren Lucas maybe

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Hes not even the best cat, that's .....

Aaron Trahair : had an absolute stupendous first season, and if perth had been smart enough to keep him during the 1997-2007 he would have been the standout player of this century, once the franchise had developed his full potential.

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TD15  
Years ago

Damo's "defence is better than most"?? He's the best defender in the history of the NBL.

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Train  
Years ago

"Damo can't shoot"

Tell that to the Hawks after he dropped 4 of 5 from downtown on them :P

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Anonymous  
Years ago

TD15 said "He's the best defender in the history of the NBL." Yet another idiot post.

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Very Old  
Years ago

hate to grng this thread towards respectabilty but I Have to point out that when making BOAT claims for the NBL ---- that even as late as the early 2000's local full time 24/7/12 professional players in the nbl were not always in the majority. defense is supported by fitness and scouting, bot of which greatly improve with the time to 9 and tecnology) to watch tape and engage or work with professional trainers.

In the guards positions it hard to know exactly how very well respected defensive players who played the number 1 spot like Wood, McLeod, Smyth, Mee etc would have done with that amount of time and support.

at the least you have to acknowledge that Martin has won the DPoTY 6 out of eight consecutive years, but then Smyth won it 4 times in eight years (only losing out to a very high profile Leroy Loggins one/2 years), and not even having any award made for 3 of those years !

Mee has 5 in an eight year spread.

It can be argued that both Mee and Smyth contributed more offensively to their Championship winning teams than Martin generally has to his.

martins' a future NBL hall of fame player , but its been shown that he absolutely needs a top 5 Shooting Guard ( or at least a SF) to be his partner to balance out his teams.

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Udog  
Years ago

Darnell Mee for me!

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TD15  
Years ago

Anon, who's better?

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Matt  
Years ago

Terry Dozier/Dave Simmons also great defenders and Darnell Mee of course and Darren Lucas.
Marto is in there league who is best defender in NBL ever I don't know. Darnell Mee often would guard forwards and Centre's. Michael Jordan did that sometimes to.

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Matt  
Years ago

Gaze can get challenged and will one day. Records don't last forever, maybe a long time but records or GOATS can be challenged. Marto is good though, as other have noted it can be put out there. Even if Gaze wins this debate, Marto is good enough to challenge Gaze's GOAT crown, even if said he ends up losing to Gaze.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Andrew Gaze won NBL MVP 7 times.
Maybe we can re-visit this topic once Martin has 1.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Matt you my friend are totally delusional

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Matt there is seriously something wrong with you, you say Marto is the best australian NBL player of all time, but apparently he isn't the best defender??? He has no offensive game, and if he's not the best defender how can you call him the best of all time..you sir are delusional haha

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Spot up  
Years ago

Matt, Martin has 30 players easily to get past before he's even in the conversation.

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Pizza Hut  
Years ago

"TD15 said "He's the best defender in the history of the NBL." Yet another idiot post."

How is it an idiot post?
TD15 is expressing his opinion, which he's allowed to do. Even if you disagree, that doesn't make him a idiot.

In addition I would suggest that his opinion is shared by many people.
Its always difficult to compare against past players, but Martin is unquestionably the best defensive player of the current decade. Without injury Martin would have won it 7 years running.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hard to compare against past players? That's the whole point. Best ever. Nope.

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Matt  
Years ago

Pizza Hut
Thank you for your kind post. Some people out there are like rabbid dogs if certain topics are brought up,they just whinge and get aggressive if you don't agree with them. It says a lot about there character. bullies often. yet when someone disagrees with they are the first to cry and go all sensitive. just annoying some people are.
And stats don't always tell the whole picture as said, Marto does a lot of stuff that can't be measured in stats.
Who ever is better so be it, even if Gaze is better Marto has legitimate right to challenge Gaze's GOAT status anyway. get over it some of you cry babies.

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Libertine  
Years ago

Thanks for the laugh, both OP and Isaac.

Martin is lucky to be in the top 50 Aussie players to have played in the NBL., let alone #1.

Is it school holidays in Australia?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What?

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koberulz  
Years ago

Matt, how old are you and how much past NBL have you seen or read about?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow just wow JasonC you forget Gaze also dominated at NCAA level and for the Boomers. Yeah it was just the Tigers system.

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LV  
Years ago

David Stiff, Darryl Corletto and CJ Bruton are the Aussie GOATS of the NBL.

(Using the logic of this OP).

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Bear  
Years ago

So harsh on Matt some of you guys, very funny some others and missing the point of the thread for so many.

Matt is purely trying to compare Damian Martin's NBL career and record, saying he is one hell of a leader and has inspired his team to a record 4 NBL titles now, who knows he could get more...

If we are going to judge titles as one of the main criteria, along with leadership and the value one player gives to his team, knowing how Martin came back from a devastating injury more than once, just to continue playing this long is amazing.

Overcoming adversity and playing the hard man, tough nose defender, while also taking on the scoring when he had to, being the most inspiring player I can recall in Perth and possibly the NBL in general, yeah I can understand where Matt is coming from.

Calling him the best NBL player ever isn't technically what he is saying, he is qualifying his statement, so baring this in mind, especially with four titles in the bag, he has a point!

IMO Opinion ;)

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