KET
Years ago

NBL US Teaser



Let the rumours begin

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ME  
Years ago

There are a lot of fanciful theories out there about this being some sort of NBA crossover game. I would bet a lot of money that that is not the case. NBA games take a fair amount of time to organize and this announcement looks like it will have more immediate affect than that.

If I were to guess I'd say there is some sort of NBL vs US College tournament to be announced that is a bit more indepth and involved than your usual college tours. Maybe it is a couple of college teams vs some NBL teams in something of a mini cup or something.

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CT  
Years ago

There's already a schedule floating around of 3 or 4 us college teams who are going to be playing in Australia the second week of August. The timing would fit with what you've just suggested.

I do hope that its a bit more than this though..

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KET  
Years ago

I suspect whatever it is, it will be underwhelming

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SteveK2  
Years ago

If the picture was NBL x NBA logos, I'd be pretty sure you might lose money there ME. Heard rumours about JLo trying to organize some NBA games with their superstars to be played in max capacity Qudos (18k seats) and the MCG. That's right the MCG!

You could be somewhat right though that it may turn out to be something lesser. Will know soon enough.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I guess on Tuesday we will all know. Underwhelming is the key word here

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If it's merely the college vs NBL teams then I'll cringe. We already know that United, Kings, Taipans and Breakers are playing Wisconsin, Texas, American and Oklahoma universities.

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ME  
Years ago

If you're expecting NBL vs NBA games or NBA games in Australia this year prepare to be underwhelmed. However I also don't think it is going to be as simple as just another college tour seeing as we have them every year. I am leaning towards a more substantial NBL vs USA College tournament and I think Tuesday will prove me right.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Timing doesn't match up for it to be a game of locals vs imports at the Blitz.

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Bodega Owner  
Years ago

It might be the NBL being broadcast into the US

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B  
Years ago

hmm they've now changed the teaser to:'NBL Logo' x 'NBA logo'. I assumed it was just going to be about the College tour, but the NBA logo being in it now has me interested...

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ME  
Years ago

I retract my earlier statement. It would not be absolutely crazy to believe the unthinkable might happen

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Dione  
Years ago

My guess is that a team representing NBL players only will enter the next NBA Summer League a bit like the D League Select Team. It could be a possibility given the NBL website was full promotions for the NBL players/coaches etc particpating in this year's Summer League. Anyway we will see tomorrow!

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Btown  
Years ago

Out of left field but nbl tv to get access to a game or 2 a week?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dione's guess is good.

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Bigballerbe  
Years ago

Being that the logo is NBA V NBL it's no college tour. Back a year or two ago there was an exhibition match 36ers v clippers (bench) in the works... I doubt it's that, clearly didn't work out... I'd say it's the NBA Aussies v the NBL all star team and it will be used as cross promotion for the NBL to the USA, china etc.

Whatever it is, we shall see tomorrow.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah, it will be similar to the Team Africa vs. Team NBA format played in South Africa the last couple of years. The only difference is one side will be NBL as we have local talent.

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ME  
Years ago

I hope the NBL know that by hyping it up they put themselves at risk of severely damaging their brand if the announcement isn't as big as the hype.

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Ben  
Years ago

Guessing it may be Kings and United travelling to the US for exhibition matches on the west coast.

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TimberBall  
Years ago

Thinking (with a large portion of hope) that it will be a NBA team doing a few pre season games in Australia, like teams currently do through Europe against Barcelona etc.
However, putting on my downtrodden Perth native hat, it will be held in Sydney and Melbourne despite Perth having the best team and largest fan base and a stadium they can fill.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I would have thought that if it was the NBA, that's what they would be promoting. Underwhelming.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Funny that the dickheads at the NBL are now using an NBA logo. Sheesh. How bad are they.

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Dave  
Years ago

Melbourne V OKC. Between United's first and second reg season game. Strange timing but a good step in the right direction.

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Dave  
Years ago

In the states I believe

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So Melbourne start their season like this:

@ ADL
@ OKC
@ ADL

What an odd combo.

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ME  
Years ago

Apparently three other NBL teams are involved. My bets would be on the money clubs - Sydney, Melbourne, Perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Where are you ppl getting your info from? Sauces pls

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ME  
Years ago

Roy Ward dropped the article in The Age that is being released later today

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If these games are over there then nothing changes. For it to be big and for all the public sheep to follow it has to be on Aussie soil. Cats already played an NBA team in the 90s, meh.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

thanks

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Apparently three other NBL teams are involved."

Two of three have to be LK teams so Brisbane and Melbourne. Third you would think Sydney to keep AEG happy.

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ME  
Years ago

Such snivelling little comments there, Anonymous about LK, who has done more for the NBL than you ever could.

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SteveK2  
Years ago

Yeah the cat is out of the bag! Utd vs Okc, Bullets vs Phx and Sydney vs Jazz. All 3 teams will travel to US in early October. Not quite NBA in Oz but good exposure for NBL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Link here.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/us-sports/sydney-kings-to-play-utah-jazz-as-part-of-triple-header-pitting-nbl-v-nba/news-story/d9b7b9edd685283bb1448a2336f24ef8

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TimberBall  
Years ago

*sigh* so we send 3 of last years bottom 4 teams to showcase our league. Would have preferred an NBL select team.
Hopefully it is just a stepping stone to getting 1 of those 3 NBA teams to Australia soon.

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paul  
Years ago

NBL select team would be terrible, you need a team that's training and playing together. But I agree, one of the teams should have been Perth.

Still, what an amazing get. This is an excellent first step to have NBA teams playing pre-season games in Aus.

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Sen dog  
Years ago

Haters can F off. LK has delivered

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Such snivelling little comments there, Anonymous about LK, who has done more for the NBL than you ever could."

What? I correctly predicted which teams were involved, and the reason 2/3 are is because they are LK's teams.

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TimberBall  
Years ago

I am happy that this is happening (props to LK) it's a good first step, just not pleased with the teams going.
However we don't know the details. All other teams may have been offered the chance and turned it down due to the timing and logistics.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why not happy? Selfish Perth fan who thinks they should get everything?

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