Anonymous
Last month

Breakers player allegedly stole alcohol from Perth Arena

The once wildly-successful New Zealand Breakers are embroiled in turmoil as the embattled franchise stumbles from one controversy to the next.

The Matt Walsh and Shawn Marion owned club's most recent incident involved at least one member of the Breakers stealing alcohol from Perth Arena, as reported by Channel 7 and later confirmed to Basketball Forever by New Zealand themselves, after the team dropped to 2-7 with a round seven loss to the Wildcats.
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hoopie  
Last month

They're taking the piss, surely?

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Anonymous  
Last month

What's going on nz?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nothing to see here, if you actually read the article. Yawn.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Nothing to see here, if you actually read the article. Yawn."

Of course I read the article. Its just another example of a terrible culture and lack of leadership throughout the entire club.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

"It's been addressed, we have coordinated with the arena, the Wildcats and the league," Walsh told Basketball Forever. “The issue has been closed so I’m not sure what the relevance of this is.”

Playing dumb, or actually stupid?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Leave NZ alone, there good for the league and the new owners will be fine.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Leave NZ alone, there good for the league and the new owners will be fine."

When will they start being fine?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Breakers have been trash since Walsh arrived.

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Mock  
Last month

Clickbait CRAP

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree with Mock

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Anonymous  
Last month

whinging wildcats

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not everyone can be top of the table, they have had shit luck with injuries, Walsh not the fault for that. Rice was a numb scull but all clubs are not perfect. So many knockers, most of it is all minor shit.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I wonder how much duty free alcohol they buy during the course of a season

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Anonymous  
Last month

They deserve it after the way they sacked their previous coach. Karma

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Anonymous  
Last month

Walsh not the fault for that.

No but he is at fault for all the other off court shit.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Big deal. A whole lot if journalists who I have never heard of predicting the sky is falling down.

Perth are feral. Bet they gave them the alcohol and then dobbed them in.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I bet someone from the Wildcats snuck on the flight back and served them alcohol there too. Ferals!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

If there players had any sort of respect or fear of Walsh, this stuff wouldnt be happening.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I bet someone from the Wildcats own the nightclub where Rice was arrested too. Sneaky ferals!

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Anonymous  
Last month

I bet Perth gave Corey Webster autism from a vaccine then flattened the earth and told him about it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not funny

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Jack Toft  
Last month

"They're taking the piss, surely?" Literally taking the puss

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CT  
Last month

the Nbl is behind all this, they're desperate for a Sydney-Melbourne grand final. it's a CONSPIRACY!

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Anonymous  
Last month

That Basketball Forever blog is trash. And their Facebook page says they've got more than 3 million followers, what crap. Most of those followers were bought. Frauds.

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Isaac  
Last month

But, but what about that 36ers development player last year?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Agree on Basketball Forever, absolute junk. Please nobody publicise their garbage here again

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

Agreed: Basketball Forever is trash, but they did provide direct quotes from Walsh.

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Perthworld  
Last month

I can't wait for what they get up to next.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The New Zealand jail-Breakers??

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krayola  
Last month

Walsh seems like he has his own problems tbh. His behaviour is attention-seeking, unpredictable and unmeasured. Why on earth would you bring up Fitchett and drag his name through the mud? Or Ta Rangi or Illi, all on completely unrelated matters to the alcohol incident? What owner has such poor self-control he feels the need to start a heated argument in the middle of a game?

It's really simple. If your culture is so brilliant, why can not a single quote or reference be found to credit it? If there are so many ongoing issues then it cannot just be other people's faults. The problem clearly lies with Walsh too but on record he doesn't seem to realise this.

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Reality  
Last month

NBL let anyone who has cash buy into the league.....it certainly add's an interesting element to the league thats for sure!

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Lovebroker  
Last month

What's concerning is Walsh thinks everything is OK since the bill has been settled.

Can he be anymore ignorant of the underlying issues?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Webster has rejected the whole story: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12288514

While there's lots to be critical about the Breakers, this sounds like just a bit of a beat-up.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

I think we need to remember Webster's character when he offers his character endorsement for the team.

Drug taking.
Multiple assault convictions.
Alleged infidelity.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last month

"It's been addressed, we have coordinated with the arena, the Wildcats and the league," Walsh told Basketball Forever. "The issue has been closed so I'm not sure what the relevance of this is."

1. Why didn't Walsh just say that he paid for player's drinks if that's all it was? No controversy in that.
2. Why was the league involved if Perth Arena didn't take "issue" with it?
3. How do so many coincidences and/or misunderstandings keep happening to one club?

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

Why would a NZ Breaker steal alcohol?

Must be the only man in NZ to not operate his own perfectly legal small scale alcohol still. It's a regular industry there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Multiple assault convictions" - incorrect.

He got into one fight at a bar, didn't he? Where he pulled a Santa's beard (who, allegedly according to some sources, was being a real dick)? And he was discharged without conviction?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/95387078/exbreakers-player-corey-webster-found-guilty-on-two-assault-charges

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Perthworld  
Last month

According to the link Webster pulled so hard on the dude's real beard that tufts of hair came out. Ouch.

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mystro  
Last month

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/basketball/news/article.cfm?c_id=21&objectid=12288514

Corey Webster
"We were leaving the Perth Arena and I asked the staff if I could take a bottle of water. They said, 'yeah, sure' and then the guy next to the lady said, 'do you want to take some beers?'.

"I didn't take any myself but some of the guys said, 'yeah' and took some. Then a second load of our team came through and saw some guys in front with some drinks and they said, 'can we take some'.

"The guy was on the phone at this time and said, 'let me ask my manager'. He hung up the phone and said, 'yep, that's fine' and they took some. So there definitely, 100 per cent, was nothing taken without asking, or stolen - I can vouch for that with my own eyes and ears, I saw the whole thing."

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