#065, to answer your question because I get a good good kick out of all the people on here one even following the nbl, which something via my one walk of life being one of the younger folks on here, I can confirm I have not met someone under the age of 25, hell even 30 who actually follows it and supports a team and as someone who's been involved in basketball for 15 years in both regional and metropolitan Victoria, I find it funny tbh that there are even diehards of a league that according that Fran bloke from espn (this is to your point #072) was ranked 12th in the whole world but yet crickets or sad attempts of criticism emerge when the actual best one is mentioned on here.
To the rest of your sad attempt of a point, if you can’t understand that due to analytics and shot making being at an all time high, and the influence of European basketball, offence in the nba is at an all time (not to mention the rule changes also), but considering very few people actually follow the nba in depth it doesn’t surprise me to hear such idiotic comments of "derrr nba too high scoring, therefore bad"
You mention the world championships and yeah no shit it was a shocking performance by the US, anyone with half a brain can figure that out, but if you think games being too high scoring are the reason why they lost so early on then your kidding yourself again. As much as a like pop that team for a US one was shithouse compared to what they’ve brought previously and yes they should win with no a players but they didn’t, but at the same time don’t act as if they did had all their best guys everyone would’ve gotten smoked. I also noticed how you made no mention of when we bet them, because even you have to admit that other than bogut and Goulding and the occasional moment by Kay or creek, that the nbl guys and their contribution in comparison to that of the nba guys was pathetic.
Lifeless? I’m going to assume that you like many on here don’t actually watch consistently. Yes there are shit teams (one in which delly plays for and pre injuries struggled to get minutes for but no one here wants to have that discussion because that would go against their narratives of at least the good boomers can get minutes which time and time again is brought up to discredit the younger Aussie’s in the league besides Simmons just to squeeze extra nbl players into a boomers team).
By tough defence in regards to both the 90s nba and today’s nbl, do you just mean a bunch of not really good offensive players and the occasional good (typically import, sometimes Aussie) who can actually score decently whilst everyone else hopes they play for Gleeson who’s created a decent system, or crash the O boards because most shots don’t go in because the talent level is that low outside of the top group of 15ish guys.
With reference to defence also, like I said rule changes have made it harder to defend but you won’t mention that, case in point in the 90s nba you could only either hard double the post or go single coverage, nothing else in between like a zone, swiping at the ball and recovering etc (granted this doesn’t mean the rules were also applied by the officials however). But also just because you can’t clobber people now when they go up for a layup doesn’t meant a league or defence is now soft. Also you damn well know for sure know that if any of the nba’s best defenders were too guard cotton then he wouldn’t stand a chance, simply put Thybulle, holiday or Simmons on him and he wouldn’t stand a chance. It is unbelievably frustrating that it took goorj to think 'why don’t I put a bigger wing on him’ rather than just throw another guard on him.
But circling back to the original point, firstly to have a laugh at everyone here and secondly because everyone here is so wrapped up in their little bubble of thinking the nbl is better than what it really is, I thought I’d provide not only some asshole type wake the fuck up comments, but also some more polite ways of insight but it seems both have failed for you and several people here.
Nonetheless, likely because you like most people in the internet refuse to read won’t read this or will see a couple of typos and then jump to ‘argument wrong’, good day sir.