Anonymous
Last year

#41899

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
22:42 7 Oct 17

Reply #649297

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

no


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Mock
Last year
22:50 7 Oct 17

Reply #649298

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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
23:12 7 Oct 17

Reply #649300

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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
23:35 7 Oct 17

Reply #649303

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

They weren't invited.


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Anonymous
Last year
00:01 8 Oct 17

Reply #649309

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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


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Luuuc
Last year
00:04 8 Oct 17

Reply #649311

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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
00:06 8 Oct 17

Reply #649313

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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
01:52 8 Oct 17

Reply #649324

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

Yet Gleeson didn't know


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proud
Last year
05:28 8 Oct 17

Reply #649331

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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
07:33 8 Oct 17

Reply #649338

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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
08:27 8 Oct 17

Reply #649342

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

Its one fucking game!!!


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Luuuc
Last year
08:58 8 Oct 17

Reply #649347

re: Were the Wildcats smart in declining the NBA?

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


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