Is Melbourne's ugly brand of basketball inhibiting growth
Melbourne are the defending champs and contenders again. They have a lot of big names on their roster. And they are in one of the biggest cities in the nation. This means they're often involved in heavily promoted blockbusters. There's just one problem - their games, more often than not, are very ugly. Defensive slugfests.
I'm just thinking about the casual fan who tuned in to Melbourne v Perth and Melbourne v Sydney over the past week. They'd think NBL is like pulling teeth.