Just pointing out the obvious that United were unlucky last year and Perth were lucky
Perth won a GF that was ended by a virus, after United had their season ended by referees (something that outraged many neutral fans at the time)
Melbourne who went out and got the 2 players from the All NBL second team to go with CG43 and MM, then added Stanton Kidd were unlucky.
Melo and Long under-performed for the first 2/3 of the season and Melbourne were unlucky.
United choked away a huge lead in SF Game 1 with horrible shot selection were unlucky.
Perth had Dario Hunt which often didn't but they were lucky.
Perth had to play GF Game 1 in Sydney with a full crowd and won, that was lucky wasnt it?
Yet when it came to Game 2 over in Perth, they got no crowds, no revenue, that was lucky too.
Perth then won on the road again in Game 3, all jag and no skill right?
Then to top it off LK (owner of United) and Jeremy L decided to gift the series to Perth despite basketball being a game that crowns the top of the ladder team. Jackpot!