After 25 years in the national basketball wilderness, Tasmania has sent a message that perhaps won’t go unnoticed by other sports pondering expansion.
The island state’s JackJumpers scrapped their way to a thrilling 83-74 overtime win over the Brisbane Bullets in their maiden NBL game on Friday night.
A sold-out MyState Bank Arena in Hobart attracted 4,738 fans – the largest ever crowd for an NBL game in Tasmania – to mark the state’s return to the big league following the Hobart Devils’ demise in 1996.
Adams finished with 2 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, and one alpha move. The New Zealander single-handedly ended this scuffle between Ja Morant and Tony Bradley. Steven Adams just picked up Tony Bradley like Bradley was a 6 year old — Trevor Lane (@Trevor_Lane) January 17, 2022 Steven Adams just dead lifted another human to […]
While Matisse Thybulle was able to play on after that ugly fall, he exited the game in the third quarter and did not return. The Philadelphia guard is also listed as unavailable in their next game against the Heat.
There’s a definite changing of the guard happening in the NBA and that should be reflected in the All Stars teams with the likes of Ja Morant, LaMelo Ball and Jarrett Allen getting their first call-ups.