Curtley
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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

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Anon  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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  
Earlier this year

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

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this year

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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