Anonymous
Last year

NBA All-star game in Melbourne?

Paul Pierce has sensationally called for the NBA All Star game to be played in Melbourne and other places around the world bringing the game to the fans.
He mentions India, London and China among other locations.
Not so sure about China though...
Thoughts...

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FCF  
Last year

Easy 50K crowd in Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It will never happen. Most of the players selected would opt out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wonder how many refunds will be given as already said when players pull out and we have guys like Cody Zeller, Dion Waiters and Dragan Bender playing. Guys pull out to rest when it's in own country, why would they fly out here?

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Anonymous  
Last year

We don't get pre season nba games why would we get nba all star games?

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Haz  
Last year

If this is actually being considered, It will be a hard sell. Trust will be hard to earn after the debacle of the world cup warm up matches.

Wouldnt be surprised if we dont see any form of NBA representation in Australia for quite a while.

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AussiePride  
Last year

Not going to happen. Jog on!

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Anonymous  
Last year

The fact that Paul Pierce said this doesn't make it any more likely to even be considered. The NBA following is big here, but it’s still nothing compared to what they have in the US. I also don’t expect the locals in NBA cities to be up for it either.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe nba pre season game now after what doc Rivers had to say about the NBL and Australia

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Why would AllStars game be played in a country with less than 25 million population?

How many live in China? Far bigger market.

Probably more chance of a pre-season game being played in China.

That said, NFL has taken games to London ? (And other cities?)

Population, people.

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ME  
Last year

Not happening. The only reason the US team came here is because it is close to China where the world cup was being held. Unless NBA teams are already in the region they're not coming here. They much prefer to kowtow to China, even if it means burning every moral stance they've publicly held before ala Lebron James.

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