What is Actually Wrong with the League?
Been a lot of mid-weeks discussions about various ways to "save" the league. But is actually wrong?
Are we able to have an honest discussion?
I think by and large the league is going well. It's an exciting time to be an NBL fan, and things like the Next Stars have added another dimension.
Cairns have whooped our asses twice, that points to a good standard of competition.
Looking back over the years, I think the biggest problem sin the league have been caused by fuckwit management & ownership.
The firepower conman and Sydney, the Child-Care dude and Brisbane, the boobs who ran Townsville into the ground.
This year, its the lunatics running NZ, and whomever is responsible for whatever it is going on at the Hawks.
Not sure how you fix that, maybe vet would be owners better, and make it easier for the League to hold clubs to certain standards.
I think if you could sort out those issues, both those teams would also be competitive.
I do agree that various things need to be tweaked. I think the "growth" in quality has been good, but I do think that teams like (currently) Perth and MU have to be reined in a little, to keep things competitive and allow other teams to "catch up".
My personal preferences about some of the players aside, Perth's couple of stumbles has been a good thing for the league. If they really start to click, and put it all together, they could still be a bit too overpowered. Same with MU now Prather is back.
Sydney having another good season and probably winning a ring is good for the league. But we need to be sure they don't leave too much wreckage in their wake. And the constant doubling down is getting a bit tiresome.
They already had the best squad and without Gaze would have been rated a good chance.
Then they added Ware.
Then they added Didi.
Now they've added Cooks.
Whilst my heart is saying we need to whip out the chequebook and beat these fuckers, my head is starting to worry that if Perth, MU, and SEM spend more, we will actually start to leave other teams completely behind.