Anonymous
Last year

Cats covid caution is pot calling kettle black: Bogut

Andrew Bogut has tweeted laughter at a report that the wildcats were not willing to play a pre season game due to concerns about NSW covid outbreak (which is either no longer or never was true).

He has insinuated this is like the pot calling the kettle black

https://twitter.com/andrewbogut/status/1339502426420772870?s=19

I guess there are still hard feelings amongst the Kings organisation at how the 19-20 season concluded. But at the end of the day, they declined a best of 3 series and ultimately chose to quit so i don't think they can have any complaints.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Sydney Kings Twitter account has also chimed in with a cheeky "now that is irony" gif

https://twitter.com/SydneyKings/status/1339497394853974017?s=19

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sydney did a lot worse than just forfeit the series.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kings CEO Chris Pongrass has now tweeted: "well, how the tables have turned"

https://twitter.com/chrispongrass/status/1339494335214018562?s=19

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jack Bendat was overheard to have said he wanted to call the game off because he couldn't handle losing after talking his team up all year.

Oh wait, that was the Kings owner...

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's pretty clear a decision hadn't been made and media ran with speculation when there was still a lot of moving parts to consider. Neither team or the league had made a statement and ticket holders weren't notified.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Kings would have been crowned champions if they used their home court advantage to be up 2-1 but they crumbled. That's all they had to do. Unlucky for them and bad for the rest of us as they will cry about this for eternity.

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D2.0  
Last year

So Bogut has made a stupid tweet, and the King's Management are talking out their arse?

The more things change, the more they stay the same...

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D2.0  
Last year

As was discussed ad nauseum last season, the Kings were never going to win the championship. Their ageing squad was never going to survive a tough 5-game series, especially if they wound up having to travel back & forth to Perth.
And their coach, despite his success, had shown an inability to adapt quickly. Love him or hate him, Gleeson is an experienced finals coach and presents a formidable obstacle.

End of the day, Kings were offered the option of a condensed series, but knew their ageing legs couldn't handle it.

Ultimately, everyone knew that game 3 (on their home court) was almost certain to be the decider, and the Violets Crumbled.

Isn't it about time they got over it?

Cue comments about "arrogant perf fans", Gleeson only winning because of Cotton, and perf cheating the salary cap.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Olgun seems to be jumping the gun a lot lately

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Zodiac  
Last year

Perth were up 2-1 in the GF and won that series fair and square, it's not their fault the Kings quit.

Perhaps Bogut should stick to tweeting about batshit crazy conspiracy theories like pizzagate.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's all good banter, exactly the publicity the game needs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dazz complaining about pot, kettle black. Yet still talking out of his arse. Ironic isn't it.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Perth are such losers quiting on a pre-season game.

You aren't legit till you quit on an entire Grand Final series like Bogut and the Kings.

Perth can't even forfeit properly, carn Andrew show them the Way of the Quitter.

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Anonymous  
Last year

clearly stupid people on twitter were having a field day and the public caught on; the wildcats "calling off the game" was all bullshit from the ryan daniels and craig o'donohues, then lachy reid chimed in

olgun uluc and the chump from the illawarra mercury were shit stirring, which reached kings ceo and bogut. pretty funny

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Neb  
Last year

He is right though

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Mobbin  
Last year

Bogut n Kings would never let the truth stop them from a chance to whinge... WA govt were going to quarantine The Hawks, Wildcats sought an exemption for them, n got it to go ahead with the game (with a late start)
Various "reporters" needed to get all the info not go for sensationalism

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bogut retired but is now trying to stay relavent.

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Perthworld  
Last year

clearly stupid people on twitter were having a field day and the public caught on; the wildcats "calling off the game" was all bullshit from the ryan daniels and craig o'donohues, then lachy reid chimed in

olgun uluc and the chump from the illawarra mercury were shit stirring, which reached kings ceo and bogut. pretty funny


Bogut n Kings would never let the truth stop them from a chance to whinge... WA govt were going to quarantine The Hawks, Wildcats sought an exemption for them, n got it to go ahead with the game (with a late start)
Various "reporters" needed to get all the info not go for sensationalism


I can't stand these modern hack journalists (are there any real ones left?) but at least there's the flow-on effect of riling up and making the Kings organisation look even stupider. Gold.

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proud  
Last year

So Perth ultimately played the game vs Hawks, Bogut got to have his say and spread more publicity for the league and add more spice to the round 1 clash, how is this nit good news all round?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The only stupid thing here is Perth's 11/1 odds. They should be higher.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If the Government was going to allow them to play, then it didn't make sense that the Wildcats didn't want to play. They had already sold tickets for the game, why lose the revenue?

Something was obviously lost in translation. Kings loved it though!

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Anonymous  
Last year

SMH article today on Kings doing a deal to keep their Opera House logo:

"They will play their first match of the new NBL season on January 15 against the Perth Wildcats - a rematch of last season's grand final series, which Sydney pulled out of after three games due to the pandemic."

I think the local paper just ended the debate (not that it was still going)

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