Thursday, October 27, 2011

The NBA is coming to Melbourne, Australia

From my sources in Australia, the NBA is coming to Melbourne!
No news yet on the players confirmed:
Hi again, well that is timing for you, I’ve just had the phone call. Have also been advised this information is yet to be released to the public, so you are the first to know!

The promoter has just locked in dates. SADLY as this is strictly a 2 week last minute tour and due to the fact that they are also taking in South America, the promoter has been able to secure a venue & suitable dates for Melbourne ONLY.

WHERE: Rod Laver Arena
WHEN: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th November
PRICING: $240.00, $320.00, $850.00 and courtside $1200.00 (approx.)

Tickets will be going on-sale to the public on Monday. If anyone is available to commute to Melbourne and are still interested in ticketing please get back to me ASAP.

I think for this event I will provide you with a contact name and number for you to ring through and secure your tickets, that way you can pay directly by credit card. It’s going to be too hard for me to coordinate from here with such a short leeway.

Sorry I’m not the bearer of better news for us Sydney residents.
Update 2 (Oct28): It seems that word on the street is not good. Mere hours after the initial exciting promise
"Word on the street is that LeBron, Carmelo, and CP3 are pulling out of the tour... supposedly D-Rose has pulled out already"
Update 3 (Nov 1): The latest news from my source in Australia
This is the roster touring Australia to the best of my knowledge:
Kobe Bryant
Kevin Durant
Dwight Howard
Dwyane Wade
Amare Stoudemire
Blake Griffin
Chris Bosh
Paul Pierce
Kevin Garnett
Kevin Love
Rajon Rondo
Carlos Boozer
Tyson Chandler
Chris Kaman

Friday, October 7, 2011

Coolspotting: Riga, Streetballers in Latvia

On my fist day in Riga, Latvia's capital, I spotted these three guys Elmis, Mixtyper and Jurtchix shooting a video for a new collective project. They were balling in front of the National Opera House

VIDEO: Freestyle Battle: Mixtyper VS Elmis

VIDEO: Juris Veblovskis - "City" freestyle