Curtley
Two weeks ago

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MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

I guess everyone saw this already.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/ben-simmons-all-star-push-reaches-australian-parliament/9408122

A great speech that was also politically clever in encouraging multiculturalism and unity. As a basketball supporter I obviously love it but is it an unjust use of parliamentary privilege?

Was also retweeted by SportCenter that has 40M followers.

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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
21:35 8 Feb 18

Reply #671534

re: MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

So so lame IMO.

Also, I know it's 2018 but the TV viewership reach SportsCenter has is way more significant than followers.


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Ricey
Two weeks ago
21:37 8 Feb 18

Reply #671537

re: MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

It had nothing to do with actually pushing to get Ben voted in. Ugh.


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Anon
Two weeks ago
08:43 9 Feb 18

Reply #671606

re: MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

I am not sure you are aware but a lot more happens in parliament than what you probably think/know of.

He was clever and i am sure he knew it would gain media attention, which IMO is neither here nor there.

It was clearly pretty tongue in cheek.


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Isaac
Two weeks ago
10:11 9 Feb 18

Reply #671625

re: MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

Got mentions on ESPN too. Helps build awareness of basketball in Australia, so it has a practical use whether he makes the ASG or not.


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Anonymous
Two weeks ago
11:31 9 Feb 18

Reply #671647

re: MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

How about commenting on the NBL 40th anniversary team in Parliament. Support local.


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UseTaHoop
Two weeks ago
19:32 9 Feb 18

Reply #671753

re: MP uses parliament floor to push for Simmons @ASG

Not totally tongue in cheek.

Appropriated 1 cause that most Australians would support to promote another, less universally-supported clause. Plus got good pr for himself. Win win win.


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