Bballers accepted as being better athletes than AFL guys?
So Ben Simmons tweeted a day or so ago that he would love to play a year for Essendon before he retires.
Tongues were wagging, Essendon fans were in Dreamland, imagine that they all said.
It got me thinking, is it universally accepted that basketball players are superior athletes to AFL players? And if so, how do we capitalise on this to make our sport more popular, considering AFL is the number 1 game.
I was thinking, what if the best players in the AFL tweeted that they'd love one year in the NBL (let alone NBA) before they retired.
If Dustin Martin and Tom Mitchell said, hey Melbourne United, save a spot for me. Melbourne United fans would probably be like: mate, can you even hoop?
You know what I mean? There's a certain stereotype/aura about basketball players that they are athletic, versatile, coordinated and move well for their size.
If so, why aren't more people flocking to our games?