Anonymous
Last year

Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

IMO yes. Looks like it has paid off. A strong win and start to the season while the teams that were the beneficiaries of Perth declining might not be as well off as they thought if the Sydney game is anything to go by. Haven't seen much promo around the nbl vs NBA so not that good from a marketing perspective either.

Overall good move and great foresight by the wildcats.

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Anonymous  
Last year

no

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Mock  
Last year

YES this is what I said all along. The NBA games are nice but the trophy is the real thing that matters. Cats looked sharp tonight. FOCUSED

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cats a quality organisation who are just a level ahead of the other teams in all aspects. While it's been smart for them to decline the NBA offer it would have been fun to see them beat an NBA team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They weren't invited.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's a marketing exercise and Perth didn't need it.

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Luuuc  
Last year

From Perth it's an additional 4 hour flight + layover in Sydney/Melbourne so it would make the journey that much harder on the players.
It'd be nice to go at some point if this becomes regular, but logistically it makes a lot more sense for Syd/Mel/Bris to be the ones. Those are also the 3 cities that the average American is more likely to have heard of too.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anon303 multiple reports state that they were invited and in fact they were invited before the other clubs

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yet Gleeson didn't know

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proud  
Last year

Forgive me but we have a billionaire owner, why he hasn't bought a plane for the club yet with all the mod cons and extra leg room and whathaveyou, I can't understand, it would help let the team make more direct flights and not have so much time waiting around. I'm guessing that if they were to play an NBA team next season (providing that it's deemed a success from NBA and they want our teams back) then if they using their own air craft to make the trip less taxing on the players makes sense.

Better do it quick as his missus just turned 91 and who knows what the Wildcats will look like if the Bendats aren't owning/running the club.

And for those wondering Jack has put a heap into lots of other aspects of the Wildcats organisation like the Bendat Basketball Centre that looks as great from the outside as any AFL club

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Shano76  
Last year

According to some Cat fans on FB they've got the title wrapped up. Pretty impressive after one game.

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Benno  
Last year

Its one fucking game!!!

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Luuuc  
Last year

Ahh yes, Facebook comments - without a doubt where the most thoughtful comments and predictions are to be found

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