Was this the best NBL season ever?
The Game 5 hype was huge and you could feel that wider audience energy(ala 1992-93 Buzz, and some of those Grand finals in the 80's that involved Cal Bruton).. And yes Melbourne United(2018) are probably the most professional and marketable and modern and slick side ever and cashed up to$.. But for me this season hasn't grabbed me despite all the impressive KPI's.. Plenty of hype and sizzle but just lacked that connection or care factor unlike last season.. I won't say it was bubble gummish this year, it was very slick the marketing and modern features eg social media of NBL and LK doing stuff with the NBA etc, but to me it wasn't the most exciting season ever. I preferred last year and sydney king's run at start of season 2016-17 eg Josh Powell/Steve Blake and the Kings are haveing a party stuff in social media after a win etc. The Kings last year for me and Terrance Fergusson, both got the NBL going despite not winning and also Perth Wildcats run last year and Marto and Bryce Cotton in the finals series. So this year was very modern and slick but just lacked something for me, it felt a bit boring and sterile.. Season 1992 and 1993 I enjoyed far more and season 2016-17... But maybe your different and you loved this NBL season.. I think whatever else the game 5 despite being a thrashing the hype about the game will be excellent promotion for season 2018-2019