Absolutely right about the current talent, especially the imports. Guess we get so used to our locals that we can easily under-rate them. The overall talent is awesome.
Will Weaver's timing clashes with Boxing Day Test (oh! Those yanks!). Be like NBA All Stars weekend up against Superbowl or World Champs (baseball). Other wise ... YES!
Whenthen? Around Easter would be after NBL and before NBL1. With the advent of NBL1 expansion into Qld, NBL1 could offer All Star teams from Vic/Tas (south) & Qld (north) as a curtain raiser. And remember, lots of NBL players are recruited by our NBL1 teams and several may appear in this All Star game as well. Sharing the same platform as big brother, would be a fabulous promotion for NBL1 and establish it as the 2nd tier nationally.
It could even add value/credibility to the NBL itself as it would be seen as not just an 8, 9 or 10 team comp but also one that fosters and supports the sport nationally at various levels.
Where to hold it? Melb will have had AFL GF, Tennis and Formula 1, Syd the NRL GF, 2 of Perth, Melb, Adel or Sydney will have had the NBL GF series.
How about in Bris? Qld will have entered the NBL1. and the Bullets have had a shit year in the NBL and could benefit from a tonic of strong measure. I believe that in its 1st year, there will be no play-off between north and south NBL1s so this could be a teaser for the future.