Isaac
Last year

Tai Wesley to face tribunal

New Zealand's Tai Wesley had been referred to the NBL Tribunal following an incident in yesterday’s game between the Breakers and Perth Wildcats at RAC Arena.

Wesley was reported by referee Michael Aylen for comments he made towards him during the last quarter of the game. The tribunal will be heard on Wednesday December 5 following his return from international commitments with Guam.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Revoke his special permission to play in the NBL.

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KB3  
Last year

I particularly enjoy that they have to wait for him to play for Guam first, again highlighting that the NBL rules don't allow him to play in the NBL as a local.

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AngusH  
Last year

To be fair, whatever was said to Aylen he probably had it coming.

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Jasmine  
Last year

Aylen, Michael.

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Jasmine  
Last year

Sorry. That last post was an error.

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Jasmine  
Last year

I was working on my spreadsheets.

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AD  
Last year

So KB3, if you, or your ancestors were allowed to migrate to Australia under a set of rules, and those rules were subsequently changed, you should all be deported?
Keep in mind that this is the last year the Grandfathering applies.

It highlights a problem for players like himself (and Jackson) when moving between NZ & AUS, in that it disrupts their ability to qualify for Citizenship.

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KB3  
Last year

No not at all

He isn't an Australian citizen or a citizen of NZ yet is allowed to play in the NBL as a local.

This issue has been widely discussed

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe they should site the coaches that get into the refs as well, coaches shoot be allowed to talk to refs while the game is in play, only after the whistle, calling fouls, chargers etc should be stopped.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Asia exemption for Guam?

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Andrew  
Last year

Didn't realise Wesley was a Yank, that makes for 5 in the Breakers lineup then and we beat them with just one in ours yesterday :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wesley's comments were beyond what Coaches talk to refs about during the game. Hence why he has been reported. He's most likely personally attacked the refs character with defamatory remarks.

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Reality  
Last year

careful about any negative Aylen comments.

His employers have deep pockets.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wesley should have signed with Adelaide (if they had the budget).. he would be free right now.

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Hogwash  
Last year

@ Andrew. Who is the 5th American at NZ Breakers?
Long, Moore, Richard and Wesley as 4th.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He called them corrupt

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AD  
Last year

Wesley was born in American, With a Guamian(?) father, and grew up there, when his family returned for a while. Like anyone with dual citizenship, he could have chosen either country and he chose Guam.
Just like CJB, Maker, etc, chose Australia, or Irving chose the USA.

Under the rules that applied, Wesley was unrestricted. Those rules were changed, and his exemption was grandfathered. As is only fair. His last season of exemption is this one.

It should also be noted that had he stayed in NZ, he probably would have naturalised by now.

NB: You can't whinge about "NZ having 4 Americans" without also whinging about all the Sudanese born players in Aus.

I'll also say that I think axing the Oceania exemption, or at least not keeping some form of it, is unfortunate, especially when you consider we're trying to forge closer links, and NZ already has them.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Except that while Puerto Rico and Guam play basketball as separate territories their people are American Citizens. No such thing as a Guam passport.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why is it "fair" for Wesley to still be an unrestricted player? It provides a potentially unfair advantage to the Breakers. It's not like he wouldn't have been employed this season.

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KB3  
Last year

The rule never existed being the issue

The league is better for having him in it

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Anonymous  
Last year

For sure, but the rule doesn't need to be in place this year for him to be in the league.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Pfft tribunal. Wesley's a grown man.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They are corrupt. They had it coming

The whole Perth breakers series was such a shame. Perth will be upset they didnt win fairly and breakers upset they didn't lose fairly.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth remonstrate every call, half the time with their whole bench on the feet yelling at the ref's and never even get a warning for it. It's clearly to invite their crowd and it works. Big part of the reason they hardly lose at home

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Isaac  
Last year

Perth remonstrate every call, half the time with their whole bench on the feet yelling at the ref's and never even get a warning for it.
That's every team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Perth remonstrate every call, half the time with their whole bench on the feet yelling at the ref's..."

That simply isn't true.

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Anonymous  
Last year

And Gleeson got a Technical for it Sunday.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If Wesley is fined, who will pay his grown man child support bills?

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mystro  
Last year

He should have blown up at his team mates, the refs didn't blow a massive lead.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes the Refs did mystro.Foul count 10-2 in the final quarter to Perth.

Some Terrible officiating down the stretch as the refs got in behind the large crowd and brought the wildcats home.

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mystro  
Last year

No the refs don't turn the ball over or take shit shots anon.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wesley playing for a stacked Guam team in the pitiful 2021 FIBA Asia Cup pre-qualifiers. He's playing with guys like Earnest Ross and Curtis Washington

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Anonymous  
Last year

Washington will explode for 35. You watch.

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Isaac  
Last year

Wesley in the fourth. 1/4 FG, turnover, foul and a block. Breakers would've been fouling to stop the clock at the end two - twice in the last 14 seconds. Watched the last quarter as an impartial observer and didn't think the Breakers were hard done by - go look at the Wildcats' offensive boards perhaps?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mystro

10 fouls to 2 in the final quarter. Let them play.

Reverse the foul count. Reverse the result. Simple

Refs shouldn't decide the outcome of the game players should.

Refs ruined 3 games. Foul count something like 78 to 30 over three game

Australian ref against the breakers are corrupt






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Anonymous  
Last year

"Reverse the foul count. Reverse the result. Simple

Refs shouldn't decide the outcome of the game players should."

So you're saying the refs shouldn't decide the outcome, but also suggest they ref the game to make the foul count more even? or not call any fouls to let the players play? That completely ignores how undisciplined the Breakers are.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Also, not calling fouls just to make things even *is* letting the refs decide the game

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Hoopie  
Last year

If the players play by the rules, then refs won't need to blow the whistle nearly as much. In other words, the refs won’t decide the outcome of the game, and the players will.

Simples

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Anonymous  
Last year

No I am saying the refs should stop cheating and calling it in perths favour.

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