Earlier this year
Reasons why we dislike other teams
(disclaimer - I'm a Perth fan).
Trying to work out who to go for out of Mel and Syd. Clearly if Mel get through and Perth gets past Cairns (a big if in my estimation) Perth gets Home Court which is probably enough of a reason. But since I cant stand either of Mel and Syd I tried to weigh it up, hence the top 3 reasons for disliking each of the finals teams (I've done Perth as well for fairness)
Can't find their own imports
CG floppy 3
Dean Vickerman (esp. the advertising on the collar. WTF is with that?)
Bogut. Washed up.
Bending rules e.g. Didi (the league not the team) & Lucas walker's cold allowing Taylor to keep playing
3 imports + next star + Bogut + Lisch (naturalised)
Stupid walking snake mascot
Arrogance and showboating starting to creep in
Orange army. Cmon guys be original
34 straight years (tall poppy/envy)
The supporters (Perthworld/D2.0)
Ok I couldn't think of much for Cairns and riding them all the way if they get past Perth.
Love to hear other people's reasons, no matter how petty (or vicious). Bit of friendly banter before the eliminations.
My verdict: as much as it pains me I'm going for Mel as I'd love to see the record breaking/top-of-the-table-all year/4-import-plus-ex-NBA-plus-naturalised-American/big budget Violet Crumbles not even make the final. Although part of me wants to play Sydney just to see Bogut vs Plumlee since Bogut chickened out of coming to Perth a few weeks back.