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I do wonder if those critical of the game have been to see it live. I've been to a few NBA games when in the States and was once fortunate enough to get court side seats. The speed, strength, acceleration, fitness and skill of some of the biggest men I've ever seen is phenomenal. I've been to see hundreds more football and rugby matches and the basketball compares favourably if you give it a go!
For all of you who have referred to basketball as men's netball, I hope you're aware how unoriginal this is. Every time there is a HYS, just as when the baseball gets called men's rounders. It might have been amusing the first time but...The connotations of what you say is fairly demeaning to netball which is very althletic.
Men’s Netball 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Love it!!!
4 Daz Pants: NBA fans shout "Defence" every time the opponents have the ball. Repetitive, boring and un-original, just like the game is!
Is there a sport more overblown than the NBA? The short answer is 'No'.Is there a sport more boring than the NBA? Yes, two I can think of: Ice Dancing and Equestrian.Is there a sport with worse refereeing than the NBA? Another short answer 'No'.
Osiris you have lost your grip on reality ..with your bigoted comments ..it’s only men’s netball
It’s great to see how diverse men’s netball has become
I'm so pleased we're allowed to have comments on American men's netball.
The Limerick Oaks must be favourites now with all the Tree pointers they get!
No bone to pick at basketball, just having tease re golf fanatics.Are Washington Generals still struggling ?(Enjoy basketball and most US sports)Swish swish.Perhaps BBC should get more coverage and develop/publicise game in UK.
3. Das Pants - I agree. US sports fans are generally more generous, humorous, and have a better grip on reality than, say, a European football fan (and I include myself in that last group). But for some strange reason those differences evaporate when it comes to golf. What is it about that mild pastime that excites the worst in Americans? Anyway, yes, nice to see a few words about basketball here.
Nice to see an article on the BBC about basketball, wish you would give it a bit more coverage
Hey, MikeEcho, whatever you think of basketball or US sports in general, please don't compare them to American golf fans who are on a different level when it comes to acting in an annoying and moronic manner. That's just not fair. They are on a different level!
Any NBA clubs interested in sharing Wembley ?Do fans shout "get in the hoop" similar to golf fans ?
Very pleased after the goaltending robbery in game 5. A continuation of LBJ getting favourable calls. Travel anyone...?I know he is a great player, one of the greatest, but for me his non-stop social media postings, the disproportionate influence he has had over the hiring and firing of coaches, and 'The Decision' which still leaves a bad taste for me, make him hard to like from my perspective.
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