Earlier this year
The Sobey Elephant
So when do we start to talk about a couple of the giant Elephants sitting in the corner??
Sobey has ambitions of playing for the Boomers (A team). He can't make it as a SG, so his ambition is to transition to a PG.
Problem is he showed last season that he's not even good enough to run the point in the NBL. Obviously wasn't going to continue at the point for Adelaide, so he makes a deal with Lemanis. "Come play for the Bullets, I'll let you be PG, AND I'll reward you with a Boomers singlet."
Presumably Gliddon was already on the same deal.
The consolation prize for his former lovechild Cadee? A spot in the Boomers squad.
So our entire contingent of guys trying out for backup roles, is comprised of the worst PGs in the NBL, who are only there because Lemanis owes them a favour. In what universe is that acceptable?
Next, why isn't our best player, and potentially the best player Australia has produced, even in the team?
I realise the kid has an ego but hes hardly alone in that. Does he expect to be treated like a star, and to be coddled by Lemanis? Well if that's what it takes.
Im all for players being humble and wanting to sacrifice for the team, but theres obviously a clique of senior players who have been together for several tournaments and perhaps he doesnt feel like paying homage.
This is a kid who has teams, sponsors, and god knows who else lining up to kiss his ring and offer him millions. Maybe the Boomers need to get with the times?