Well Read
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Should the NBL hire Lavar Ball?

Pairing Lavar with Homocide as the NBL's premiere talking heads would really lift the profile of the sport in Australia, catering to the average fan that can really understand basketball and basic English on their level.

Maybe include incentives like minority ownership in franchises, like Bogut's deal with the Kings.

As an added bonus: the Big Baller Brand could replace First Ever as the NBL's official apparel provider - finally giving fans an affordable and recognizable option.

I really can't see a downside to this, but I doubt Larry's ego would let him give up control of the mess he's created since pouring his time, resources and millions of dollars into the league over the past several years.

Thoughts?

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D2.0  
Last month

Why pay him, when by all accounts he will provide plenty of headlines for free

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Well Read  
Last month

It's just good business. Trust me: I have my Cert III in business, I know what I'm talking about. The numbers add up.

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WookieE  
Last month

Are. You. Fucking. Serious?

I really can't see a downside to this

Ok, you're obviously not serious, no-one could be this stupid... That's a relief...

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Well Read  
Last month

Chewie, are you calling me stupid?

I always give 110%, so now you know I'm definitely serious.

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twenty four  
Last month

And it begins...

Sad part is that I honestly can't tell whether this is a joke or not.

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Woody  
Last month

The fact that LaVar is even going to be in this country during our NBL season is terrible for the league.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Overtime said today Jermaine Jackson his coach is coming not his dad, Lavar would be to busy stuffing up Lonzo Ball career first

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Woody  
Last month

Good but as if he won't visit to watch his son play at some stage.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lavar is harmless, he's just trying to pump up his boys.

As for Jermaine Jackson, hopefully he is a good influence, but I guess at a minimum he is experienced being a part of high profile families!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Let's have elephants and lions come out at half time and trapeze artists throughout the game to go along with the rest of the circus if Lavar has any official capacity. Sure, he'll create some headlines and America will tune in, but the league should be way bigger than this individual. No downside, how about the league becoming a laughing stock. Lakers couldn't wait to get rid of him and that's Los Angeles, not Illawarra!

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Anonymous  
Last month

No. Hope this helps.

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proud  
Last month

I believed you up until you said that Big Baller Brand was more affordable than First Ever when you get that from K-mart for sweet fuck all.

Watching channel 7 news and how they basically report on nothing but football all year round, it wouldn't matter what Lavar says or does, it won't be reported... but I'd love to be proven wrong

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Some Bloke  
Last month

Well the NBL pays Homicide, so why not? Can't get much worse....

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Well Read  
Last month

Proud, we can't all afford to buy our clothes from K-mart like you!

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Anonymous  
Last month

ESPN has distanced itself from Lavar Ball after some sexual comments on one of its shows this week.

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Hogwash  
Last month

No they should not.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lavar has invested a lot into his family to help his boys become stars on the world stage. He's done a great job so far in maximising his kids' futures. He understands the American publicity machine and how outspoken comments work in their celebrity-driven culture. And that won't stop when Melo gets drafted, as we've seen with Lonzo.

So, Lavar is fully invested one single NBL player. Team success and league success is largely irrelevant to him. It is all about preparing his son for the highest draft position as he can and by extension his future career. He'll be gone in March.

If the NBL can improve Melo's draft stock, then Lavar will sing the praises of the league for years. But I don't see where this translates into employing him to spruik the NBL now. He does not know the league. His son has a lot of Insta followers and has potential, but this is pro ball against grown-ass men.

What if it goes badly for Melo? Will there be no downside then? For the sake of this league, I really hope Melo can climb to number 1 in the draft.

Pray for Matty Flinn!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pray indeed. I wouldn't want to be a first time head coach in the NBL and have to deal with that circus in the background, especially if results are ordinary which could quite possibly happen. Just ask Mike Kelly how hard first year coaching is. If Melo is not producing and therefore not playing much and they aren't winning, you know Lavar ain't going to stay quiet with an NBA draft looming. Guarantee it won't be his kids fault and the blame is going to be laid elsewhere. So you could say this is great publicity for the league, but Matty you'd better make this work for your team AND for Melo or you're going to be left holding the can. Noooooooo way would I want that pressure starting out coaching in the NBL.

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D2.0  
Last month

"Watching channel 7 news and how they basically report on nothing but football all year round, it wouldn't matter what Lavar says or does, it won't be reported... but I'd love to be proven wrong"

Well if all else fails,they can always bring back old mate with the beer.

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Anonymous  
Last month

NBL all ready has, just don't know it yet

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