"So he's turned down a possibly once in a lifetime opportunity to represent his Country, for a few extra weeks in Germany. Hmm, that's pretty much the definition of unpatriotic."
A "once in a lifetime opportunity", what, to bully teams that barely even play the game? Why aren't you bashing Mitch McCarron right now for the same thing?
"Doesn't make it "wrong" but yes, by definition it means he's more interested in his profession than representing his country."
Well there's a difference between representing your country against real competition and putting on the jersey against glorified social teams. Do you call Lebron James un-american for opting out of the world cup qualifiers. I bet not!
"What would your opinion be of an Athlete who turned down a real chance at a Gold Medal, because he could make more money laying bricks?"
Well if that gold medal was basically a given and amounted to a participation trophy due to the level of competition, I'd tell him to go lay those bricks and we'll give him a call when the REAL games start.
"Seriously, some of you Adelaide fan-boys need to rid yourselves of the notion that your shit doesn't stink like everyone else's."
Well Mitch McCarron has just taken the same shit, yet you seem unable to smell it.
"As for those saying "The Commonwealth Games isn't the Olympics or World Champs" all I can say is that you need to close your computer right now, get out of your barker-lounge, unplug your TV and rejoin the real world.
Maybe 1% of the country even know basketball has a world championship, whereas the Commonwealth Games is the biggest sporting event on the Australian Calender."
And even then no one knows or gives a real shit about the Commonwealth Games outside of a handful of sports. No one is going out of their way to watch Australia's C team take on Nigeria's. Don't try to compare the importance of a basketball world cup to the commonwealth games. One is way, way more prestigious in the basketball world. By your logic, Mitch Creek should put more stock in singing for One-Direction than basketball because it will draw him more notice. Anyone who thinks the Commonwealth Games is worth shirking real money over is a joke. We could send in a SEABL team and still win the bloody thing.