The NBL is enjoying its dawn this year by popularizing basketball games in Australia and New Zealand. Thousands of players come to the stadiums to watch their favorite teams. So this is why the National Basketball League has become so much more important than a couple of years ago. Here is the latest NBL news you should know about.
Foxtel Announces Ground-Breaking Agreement With NBL
As basketball gains popularity in Australia and New Zealand, Foxtel has decided to enter into a three-year contract with NBL to broadcast all matches and finals. Thanks to this agreement, all fans will be able to watch the games in high quality. In addition, NBL will have the opportunity to invest in the popularization of sports and improve the infrastructure of basketball stadiums.
All viewers can watch streams on Kayo, so even international students can enjoy the games. All you need is some free time. Find someone and say, “Can I pay to do my homework?” By delegating papers, you will be able to watch all the games and finals.
Brisbane Bullets Sign 2.26m Giant
The Brisbane Bullets decided to strengthen the team and signed the center Chuanxing Liu, the tallest basketball player ever in the NBL. It is worth noting that Liu competed in the Olympic Games and was an excellent athlete, always striving for victory. So now the team will get a good advantage on the “second floor.” Chuanxing Liu has performed excellently this year, and his statistics indicate significant progress. Based on this, Brisbane Bullets can compete with the favorites of the league.
Hawks’ Daniel Grida Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury
Hawks’ Daniel Grida will be out all season due to recurrent injury. The problem occurred in training when an athlete injured his leg. “I trained at an average pace as always. When I started to run up to the basket, I suddenly hurt my leg. The doctor said it was an ACL tear, and I will have to spend a lot of time recovering,” said Daniel Grida. The main problem is that the athlete missed the 2020-21 NBL season and only appeared on the bench due to a COVID enforced delay. Now he will have to spend at least five months without intense exertion.
Simmons’ Reputation Cops Big Hit
Ben Simmons decided to make a demarche and refused to report to training camp. As a result, the athlete is ready for sanctions and $308,000 a day for missing training camp. The basketball player’s demarche was the coach’s decision and the local conflict in the team, so Simmons demands a transfer and refuses to play. In light of the above events, ESPN commentator Stephen A Smith called the athlete a man without a heart.
According to Smith, Ben Simmons could be the second LeBron James, but his arrogance and self-admiration prevent him from reaching the next level. The commentator also noted that the athlete has problems with jump shots or free-throw shots, as he is afraid to take the initiative into his own hands. As a result, Simmons will likely switch teams at the earliest opportunity.
Second NBL Star Axed in 24 Hours Over Anti-Vax Stance
Illawarra Hawks import guard Travis Trice refused to be vaccinated. This case is not an isolated one, as dozens of basketball players are active anti-vaxxers. It should be noted that NBL does not impose vaccines and allows athletes to play in national games, but this rule does not work for away games.
The main problem is that Travis Trice and other athletes receive high salaries but are ready to let the club down and weaken the team in away games and other activities. In light of these developments, NBL decided to consider the possibility of more active measures to promote vaccination, including mandatory ones.
Tai Webster and Breakers Agree on Release
Tai Webster will soon find a new team as he previously received approval from Matt Walsh, the Sky Sport Breakers owner. “Tai is a great athlete and he helped us a lot last season. Unfortunately NBL’s away game policy will make it problematic for this guy. We respect his decision and wish him the best in his career,” said Matt Walsh. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case when basketball players refuse to vaccinate and baffle the management of clubs.
The CJ Bruton Era in Adelaide Is About to Begin
CJ Bruton became the head coach of the 36ers. The renowned basketball expert will now be looking for young talent in Australia and overseas. It’s worth noting that CJ Bruton has already shared his vision for the team’s future during The Huddle Podcast. According to the coach, his main goal is to create a friendly atmosphere and a new strategy to help close holes in the defense and strengthen the flanks. In addition, CJ Bruton said that he already had some athletes in mind and would offer the club’s management interesting options.