I've always wondered why the state with the biggest population, including the country's largest city, and including a large number of regional cities with 30,000+ people, would struggle to run a 'state' competition at the same level and same enthusiasm that you see with the QBL, WASBL, SA Premier League etc etc.
And moving towards NBL1, why there appears to be a general lack of willingness or commitment to better the NSW 2nd-tier basketball situation like all other states have done.
Why is there this apathy towards basketball in NSW (and Sydney) that we don't see anywhere else. Is it a rugby thing where rugby is so ingrained at grassroots, suburban and regional level, leading to basketball taking a significant back seat that you don't see in the other states ???
I'm not from NSW so I don't know the answers, but from an outsider looking in, it's a very strange situation.