Anonymous
Earlier this year

Kings 1st team in NBL history to top ladder all season

Congratulations to the Kings! Very dominant considering they rested their players all year too. Should be fresh for a playoff run

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"they rested their players all year too."

They did?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Good work kings wow 1st team to that in 40 years,big effort

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Charon72  
Earlier this year

First team in the history on the NBL to have 4 imports playing at once.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not true. The 2017/18 Melbourne United also had four imports.

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

You know every time I have seen this the top team never wins the GF.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Hopefully they'll add another record to this being the first team in NBL history to top the ladder all season AND not be Champions.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

How bitter are you guys lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

(You know every time I have seen this the top team never wins the GF.)

What?
It's the first time we have seen this in the NBL

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Curtley  
Earlier this year

Anyone not going for Cairns if their own team isn't in the top four is a bum.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^yep

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm a Perth fan and I'm going for Cairns!

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Freoworld  
Earlier this year

I still remember the 73-9 Warriors dominant all year but not winning when it mattered.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think we will no more about Cairns this weekend, go into Melbourne and beat United will tell us they are the real deal. Sydney will suddenly have Bogut, Moller, Didi back, so plenty of depth. Cook, Moller and Tate is a defensive juggernaut, long, fast and athletic and can guard 1 to 5. Lisch back is also a great positive. If kings can get the offensive side of there game going they should be tough to beat.

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J  
Earlier this year

Yes it is impressive, but it means nothing, yet.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"You know every time I have seen this the top team never wins the GF."

The point is it's never happened before, genius.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

36ers once started a season 7-0 and finished 24-2 which is way more impressive than what the Kings have done

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's been a massive season of 1sts for the Kings:
1st team in NBL History to spend over $4M on salaries.
1st team to cheat the Next Stars program.
1st team to cheat the system on injury replacements.
1st team to massively exceed the 5-man cap
1st team to be on top of the ladder all season and crash out in the semis.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Way back in 1986. Lol.
Kings have lead the way but as others have alluded to it won't mean anything unless they win the title.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"It's been a massive season of 1sts for the Kings:"

They aren't the first Kings team to have a dickhead owner with deep pockets who wants to buy a title though!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure 1986 is still 'in NBL history'. Lol.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

hahaha, I don't know if the fix is in but I can tell you that the Kings won't be getting any help from the league. They are pinning their hopes on Cairns. It won't be announced til after the playoffs but the NBL is poised to hand Sydney a massive fine. I don't know the details but it has something to do with salaries, and their failure to disclose. I can also tell you that JL is secretly pissed at Sydney over what is considered bad faith regarding Taylor.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Be great to see the salty Perth fans again once they are knocked out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

1986 still history but it's hardly recent.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns won't beat Perth.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

#212
You have proof of all this off course and you are going to share it with us.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'm not a Sydney fan at all but my goodness #212 Is a fucken idiot.

Where do you get the $4million figure from?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If the kings are spending more that's great, hopefully they can start to catch up to Perth who have always bought their premierships.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Yeah that was overzealous criticism

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

9 titles :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Be great to see the salty Perth fans again once they are knocked out."

Must be looking forward to it, considering it only happens once every three years.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fk l hope they get knocked out first round by NZ or MELB

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Ahhh yes, the 36er 'Invincibles'......that lost 2 games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

If you go undefeated, you become the Reverse Supercats.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth fans so butt hurt lol
Perth logic: we beat Sydney 3-1, don't need home court we’ll win.

Fails to realise they have cairns and lost 1-2 including a whopping at home!

Perth logic: Sydney have a 4 million dollar budget.

Pays out Hunt and signs an NBA guy for $50k per month

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Anyone not going for Cairns if their own team isn't in the top four is a bum.

Likewise anyone without a team in the top four going for Sydney.

I honestly don't mind if Cairns win even if it is at our own expense.

Hopefully the rumour posted above about NBL coming down hard on the Kings is true.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What rumour about the kings, you are full of shit as usual.

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JMS  
Earlier this year

Very good recruiting. I find it amazing that they were able to add Xavier Cooks to what was already a very deep and talented roster. In retrospect it's a surprise others didn't chase him very hard and offer a better package. He would have been a perfect fit for United with Barlow more suited to a bench role how and Long needing a solid rebounding 4 to help out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"What rumour about the kings, you are full of shit as usual."

The one posted above.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Let's give Kings some props for turning it around from the Gaze era.

Credit should be due considering the following :
- They found a much better coach.
- They found Tate.
- They took Ware off their biggest threat.
- Bruce has flourished.
- They successfully got Lazada as a next star and Didi is very servicable.
- They recruited Xavier Cooks who is playing very well in Bogut's load management time.
- They got Deshon Taylor who is shooting the lights out right now.

Setting aside the perceived salary and the 4 imports issue, they have done the RIGHT things to win.

Sixers fans...don't you wish our management would do HALF the above?? Just half?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Two of those things were in the palms of your hands too!

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LV  
Earlier this year

[He would have been a perfect fit for United with Barlow more suited to a bench role how and Long needing a solid rebounding 4 to help out.]

Spot on, that's the 2nd Sydney signing that United should've got.

Bogut being the first.

If they'd got Bogut they would've won last year, and if they'd then kept Casper and signed Cooks they'd be going back to back.

Such is life!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Should probably retrospectively give them the title just because of that post.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Honestly what is the point of dreaming of who you want to insert into last year's line up.

Why stop at Bogut?

If only Kyrie was at Melbourne, this year they would have got DeAndre and KD35 to come as well.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Bogut is a Melbourne boy, and it's on the public record that he met with United before meeting with Sydney

Hardly pie in the sky stuff to suggest he could've well ended up with United!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cook came in and did what Moller was doing, Cook took a few more boards and Moller a few more points. Both play D, are exceptional athletes with high IQ,I'm hoping they get out there together, kings D will enormous. United had Moller and he helped win them a premiership, only get less minutes the second year, he was allowed to leave United and Weaver pounced. Melbourne don’t like younger players or giving them a go, strange.

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Beantown  
Earlier this year

How do you know the '86 Sixers team didn't top the table the entire season? They did go 24-2!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They did top the table but it was 1986 so only fossil 36er fans care.

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AussiePride  
Earlier this year

Great effort by the whole Sydney organisation. Didn't quite have daylight second but tough to do in an even comp like the NBL.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Adelaide didn't top the table until round four in 1986, per NBL Facts.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"Perth fans so butt hurt lol"

Only reason our butts hurt is because we spend so much time shitting on the competition.

Seriously dude, you need to come up with a new angle. We've won 4 out of the last 6 titles, and are in the mix again. We're probably the least salty or butthurt fans in the history of the league.

I think we'll take Cairns, but I won't be too disappointed if we don't, because gees I'd like to see Cairns whup Sydney's arses in the GF.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

In point of fact, only why to get butturt from here is if Sydney some how wins. If NZ takes them in the Semis, I will probably laugh myself to death, but I will die Happy.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great can't wait Dazz.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Dazz sounds like a 12 year old haha


Well done to Sydney, they made good moves across the board during the off-season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Seriously dude, you need to come up with a new angle. We've won 4 out of the last 6 titles, and are in the mix again."

Seriously dude ?! Lol you haven't won anything. You support a team. You didn’t actually win anything right? You perf people can be so dumb.
“We make a difference , we have 13k, we cheer the ball in blah blah” lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cheers Koberulz. You are one of m yg favourite posters.
You're never wrong and you shit on people that are :)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Where do you get the $4million figure from?"

I think this was a figure mentioned by Joey Wright when he was asked how do you catch the Kings?

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KET  
Earlier this year

While salaries are talked about:

"In April of last year, Kelly revealed a group of wealthy sponsors put together an offer, including cash outside of the salary cap, to help retain reigning club MVP Trimble, but it was still not enough."

“ Australian hoops broadcasting doyen John Casey revealed during Saturday night's game against Adelaide that Cairns had offered the biggest contract in club history to retain American point guard Machado.”

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Kings will do the Collingwood cobbliwobbles.
Bogut and newly to struggle over 5 games. Perth with younger legs to strike again. Cairns depth will hurt them.
If NZ can make they are my dark horse.
Could be the tighest most exciting series ever. Hope goes max games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth to win with the lowest salary ever.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Hopefully the rumour posted above about NBL coming down hard on the Kings is true."
Shame the NBL didn't do it when Perth were cheating. Aren't they doing that now?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Are they? You're telling the story.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth don't have a salary, they all play for free.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Perth logic: Sydney have a 4 million dollar budget.

Pays out Hunt and signs an NBA guy for $50k per month"

Don't forget the time they brought in Cotton late season to save their precious GF appearance run.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Don't forget the time they brought in Cotton late season to save their precious GF appearance run.

Exactly the type of late season moves a team can make when its players agree to play for petrol money and free high speed internet

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KET  
Earlier this year

It's easier to obtain $4mil than high speed internet in this country

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why is it that the biggest dickheads in this forum, always seem to think that throwing insults at other posters, somehow makes you look less like a dickhead?
Also, Kudos to those who feel that pointing out that D2.0 = Dazz, makes you look clever and witty. How many years did it take you to solve the mystery?

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KET  
Earlier this year

^ Thanks Dazz's mum

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dazz was an idiot before and not much better now. Whats the issue?

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