Anonymous
Last month

It was Nice while it lasted

Been an enjoyable couple of years but sadly NBL headed for its regular cyclical implosion.
Only difference this time is Kestleman's money. What will the league look like next year or the year after? Hawks and Breakers will be gone, Cairns and Adelaide hanging on by a thread. Brisbane will keep plodding along with what ever Kestleman hands them. Will SEM's owner choose to match Sydney, or just pull the plug?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is LK just bored with the whole thing now? Maybe he got pissed at the lack of support for his Hobart proposal, and has moved on to other projects.

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Anonny  
Last month

I don't get this post?

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Anonymous  
Last month

You guys are freaking out lol
How do you change something and keep it the same at the same time?
The only constant in the universe is things constantly change.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Huh!?!?!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Think about it^

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AngusH  
Last month

Oh dear is the sky falling again?

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A.  
Last month

The fans need to start boycotting games, well every fan from the bottom 5 teams anyway. If there is zero hope of winning a title what's the point.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The NBA pulled up stumps and closed down when the Warriors were a super team! Oh wait...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why are people comparing things to the NBA? Why not compare the current NBL to recent NBL, where teams have gone bust while there was an arms race?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Spoken like a true soccer fan.....

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koberulz  
Last month

One of the biggest selling points for the NBL over the NBA has been how competitive it is. Three years ago the wooden spoon team was something like two or three games out of fourth, while the NBA was a nine-month wait to see the Warriors beat the Cavs.

Now we're all waiting for the Kings to beat United, Illawarra already have one hand on the spoon, and the NBA is wide open.

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Zodiac  
Last month

It's pretty ordinary that the Kings have been allowed to sign a gun player like Xavier Cooks. It doesn't pass the sniff test. Bogut's on $1 million a year and Ware's on over $750k those two guys alone are no doubt on more than the Sixers entire roster. Louzada should be an import already played 2-3 years of pro ball in Brazil and now this.

The fact Cooks chose to sign with an already stacked Kings team and not to play under his dad at the Hawks says it all really.

LK's done some great things for the NBL but if he allows this arms race between the Kings and United to continue it will destroy the comp.

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Go Dees  
Last month

The nbl will revert back to the mean as all things general do.

Once the online numbers are no longer what is there to sell other than poor tv audiences and struggling attendance numbers.

The NBA is in struggle street to hence the changed proposals as the 19-34 demographic doesn't watch games anymore but rather highlights which broadcasters aren’t paying for!

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Camel 31  
Last month

I think the NBL is expanding a bit

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bloody Adelaide sooks. No way do the salaries of Ware and Bogut add up to the entire Adelaide team. Cairns maybe, but not Adelaide. They are just poorly built.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last month

NBAs TV ratings on the networks are down but popularity and fan engagement is soaring, that's just the new climate for sports as has already been the case with Movies and TV shows.

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old mate  
Last month

"The fact Cooks chose to sign with an already stacked Kings team and not to play under his dad at the Hawks says it all really."

You should have said not to play under Flinn, and then it makes perfect sense.

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Mock  
Last month

LMAO. I suppose the OP and his chicken little followers are off to support tiddlywinks now. See ya

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Anonymous  
Last month

This is one of the worst threads in recent years! And here's been some absolute morons start threads on here! This one is right up in the elite level of terrible threads!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Literally laugh every time that Zodiac sprouts off at the mouth with figures he has no idea about. Ware 750k...........riiiiiiiiiiggggghhhhttt. Laughable.

Honestly, please don't make up "facts" bud

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Zodiac  
Last month

I'm not in the habit of responding to people too gutless to pick a name but I'm not making up shit. It was strongly rumoured on here last season that DJ Kennedy was the highest paid player at United on $750k.

United's CEO said in the off-season they offered Ware the biggest contract in team history and he rejected it to sign with the Kings, doesn't take much to work out he's on more than $750k at the Kings.

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koberulz  
Last month

That only works if the rumour of Kennedy's salary is true, the United CEO's statement is true, and Ware left because Sydney offered more and not for some other reason.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Occam's razor.

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koberulz  
Last month

That's not how Occam's Razor works.

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old mate  
Last month

Zodiac said, "United's CEO said in the off-season they offered Ware the biggest contract in team history and he rejected it to sign with the Kings, doesn't take much to work out he's on more than $750k at the Kings."

So it's 'true' and you believe it and now purport it as true. Man talk about easily lead.

I am building a church at Jonestown, come visit.
I have a nice Bridge I want to sell.
Canaries are yellow, this bird is yellow, therefore it's a canary.

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Highly doubt DJ Kennedy was on 750,000. If he was they fucked up. You can do better on half that.

As for the Kings and them being stacked, so what? Teams will have to learn to counter it. Other teams will have to open their chequebooks next year . Do you want to be in a league that restricts teams from bringing in the best possible talent?

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Anonymous  
Last month

United got to be not that happy at back end last season, wives and girls talk, wether it was all true who knows but a lot came out if you knew anyone around the team.

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LV  
Last month

We're all talking 3rd hand information

There's 6 degrees of separation between me and Barack Obama, and 3 is half of 6

I'm calling BS on DJ Kennedy being on 750k. He won a few TBTs, so what, he wasn't worth that money and wouldn't have been paid that

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Anonymous  
Last month

You don't have to believe it but it was from a very good connection.

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old mate  
Last month

THanks. I now not that not to be true. I true Crivelli needs sacking.
Oh BTW Crivelli needs sacking.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wildcats not paying near that and still winning

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Anonymous  
Last month

(Wildcats not paying near that and still winning)

Cairns says hi

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Anonymous  
Last month

(Do you want to be in a league that restricts teams from bringing in the best possible talent? )

Only if it's not there team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hang on, Illawarra is probably the most popular team in the league to watch. So it's not all doom and gloom for them, even if wins will be hard to come by. Pretty much every team's highest crowd this season has been against Illawarra. And they have the largest online audience.

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koberulz  
Last month

How does any of that help the Hawks?

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