Anonymous
Earlier this year

NBL a "very good" league: Lonzo

Lonzo Ball has told Marc Berman of the New York Post that the NBL is a very good league.

Good promotion.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

That's awesome, he’s been promoting all of lamelo’s NBL highlights on his Twitter page for the last few months.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You really think he would otherwise?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would say*

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Getting more exposure with a big name like Lonzo is good for the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Just found this on the net.....


In Sports Illustrated's latest mock draft from Jeremy Woo, it was revealed that many in the NBA feel that Ball’s time in the NBL is done.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

No Sh*T balls time is done in the NBL.

once he got lock top 5 he was gonna be out injured...only staying in the country for his pay check!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

With the Hawks dead last, there's not much to gain but a lot to lose for him if he returns. I couldn't blame him at all for sitting out even if he is healthy enough to return for a couple of games at the end.
Either way it has been a win for the league to have him here, and hopefully a win for him as well to develop his game in a real league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'd understand if he doesn’t play again but I’d love to see him a few more times, even starting but playing less minutes. I believe the last game is in Sydney, be great for another 17500 to turn up.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"once he got lock top 5 he was gonna be out injured...only staying in the country for his pay check!"

You mean the pay check he just donated to charity?

If you think he faked an injury to the point where he it still sitting on the Hawks bench with a moonboot then you're an idiot.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Both Melo and his father has stated he is not done and will play again.

Lets wait and see who is telling the truth!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It was a 4 week injury. What is he still doing here? How long has it been now? 7 weeks? Season's over, go home mate.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

There are some really sad and bitter people here.
From day one, all they have done is bag the crap out of Lamelo and his Dad, predicting what a disaster this would be for everyone.
How his Dad was a lose-cannon who would embarrass the Hawks, etc, etc.

Instead, its been a success for everyone.
Lamelo has become a probable no.1 pick, the Hawks have sold God knows how much merchandise, our league has been seen allover the world, and his dad has publicly praised the league.

Rather than the spoiled brat you predicted, he's been the perfect ambassador for the program, and played his arse off.
Yes, sure, he's played like a teenager, albeit a very talented one, but by and large he's shown a good head for the game.

Donating a months salary was a nice, and generous, gesture. Maybe PR, but still nice.

Obviously his injury will be treated with kid-gloves. He's 19 with a huge multi-million dollar career ahead of him, and his team his done for the season, rushing him back serves no purpose.

Faking a long-term injury would be counter-productive.

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Reality  
Earlier this year

If he goes home he don't get paid.

The hawks would have the cut him...which they won't!

Why leave when you can chill in Oz and get paid to do so?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

He's not getting paid anyway because he just donated a month's salary to bushfire relief.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So why keep an injured player? Makes no sense other than mismanagement.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How is it mismanagement?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Notice how Dad ruined (well put an unwanted spotlight on a kid) his eldest kids career, how little he is saying now and if he does its positive. Hell, he was calling for Walton to get sacked but with Illawarra on the bottom he's saying nothing.

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The Customery Idiot  
Earlier this year

"How is it mismanagement?" Paying out the rest of his salary to an injured player is mismanagment. Does he fly to away games like the injured Martin?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How is it mismanagement?

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JoeM  
Earlier this year

If he is just staying in Australia to get paid; somehow I don't think that family would worry about $10,000 to $20,000 in salary.

Lonzo is pulling in $10 million a year and if the rumour are true, Melo will be getting a cool $100 million and a jet very soon.

I think the tough guy act can stop now. The kid is a good egg and is doing everything right by the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Payout is irrelevant for the Hawks, Melo is a next star and is paid by the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bruce is off his meds again.

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The Customery Idiot  
Earlier this year

"Payout is irrelevant for the Hawks, Melo is a next star and is paid by the NBL."
Man there are so many idiots here who just post shit because they think it's true.
AFAIK Melo is on $100K per NBL season which is paid by Illawarra. The NS payment that subsisides his salary id Approx $300k which comes from the NBL. So he's injured still getting paid and still here.

Yet another expert just said "if he is just staying in Australia to get paid; somehow I don't think that family would worry about $10,000 to $20,000 in salary."
So now he's playing here for $10k to $20k. Get off the meds man, they ain't working. You really think his family dishes out $$$$'s to their son? This place is getting full of cretins.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Never change Bruce.

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JoeM  
Earlier this year

Who is Bruce?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The nutter who is replying with the half-baked nonsense.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There is a lot Bruce's in this thread, even those with handles

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

FWIW Kings sent out an e-mail today promoting their home fixture on 14 Feb vs. Hawks as "LaMelo's Final Game".

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Perthworld's big brother  
Earlier this year

Hey Perthworld should we change our handle to Bruceworld lol.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The Boards stalker still ruining everything. Unfortunately he still has mental issues after all this time. Have they ley you out of the looney bin? r are you stalking from there now with PC access. Do they know about the Goat?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

https://pickandroll.com.au/lamelo-ball-nbl-era-ends-following-health-update/

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