JP32
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AAU junior tournament in Melbourne next week

AAU Australia are running a junior tournament next week during a Corona outbreak. Kids from all over Melbourne will be travelling and playing. Is this really the right thing to do given what's going on. I know kids can play but is it the responsible thing or is it a cash grab?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not sure It's a cash grab surely no body is signing up to play.

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Anon  
Last month

What is AAU, is it like a basketball subculture?

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Anonymous  
Last month

People still allowed to earn a living so they can run the tourney.

If you worried don't go

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Anonymous  
Last month

With the recent changes by Dan Andrews to counter this potential 'second wave' which to lowers the amount of people who can gather in groups indoors, I would think this can’t go ahead legally

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Anonymous  
Last month

Andrews stuffed up but its clear the state needs to get working or the cost will out weigh the benefit.

Its hardly a second wave when you look at the numbers vs the population etc

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Anonymous  
Last month

They expect kids who have been on the Xbox for the last 3 months to play 6 games in 2 weeks on zero training. Hope they have the 000 on speed dial.

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Anonymous  
Last month

AAU is Amature Athletic Union. American concept. Massive out of school tournaments for kids. Big exposure. They are selling this in Australia as a way of getting noticed by all of the colleges that will be watching the livestream (that you and I pay for). Just a tip. They aren't watching.

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Anon  
Last month

How does this line-up with quality of VJBL - are these kids playing at VC level or is it quite varied? Thanks

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Tjamu  
Last month

I'd hope AAU doesnt take off in Australia. It ruined American basketball and is a breeding ground for bad habits.

I'm not saying every player has to be elite at everything, but with AAU you fast get guards just playing isolation all game, shooting 15 threes and not even trying on D. Nobody plays any D, people score 50+ points on cherry pick passes and its bullcrap. Kobe Bryant, Gilbert Arenas and many others have voiced concerns with the fact that Europeans are better players (skillwise) because theyre raised playing structured team ball from the jump. American kids are put in systems where they fight with their team and the opposition to stand out.

Team play, open shots, intangibles and hustling for loose balls (literally the staple of all Aussie players not named Ben Simmons) are exactly why were getting more and more guys into the NBA and our local NBL guys are improving.

I'd hate to see it all go down the drain due to a culture change and some cash grabbing being done

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Anon  
Last month

Yep that doesn't sound great.

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Anon  
Last month

Wonder if this is going ahead. Are they, for instance, asking people from Vic hotspots to not attend? If I was playing (and I'm not) then I’d be asking that question of the organisers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's going ahead. Just checked and raps are online. Pretty sure of you’ve played the money they done care where you’re coming from. Hot spot or not. Should be cancelled

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Anonymous  
Last month

Let them play!

Free country

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Anonymous  
Last month

One positive case out of this joke and it will ruin it for everyone who have taken the right path back. It's just selfish!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Free country!!! Bring back guns and legalise drugs!!!
(before the idiots comment, that was sarcasm)

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