The bj-league is underway again. The first weekend’s games saw some familiar faces in action. Kenny Satterfield and Jackie Manuel are probably the two most recognizable names as they both played big time college ball and had a taste of the NBA. Two time MVP Lynn Washington (Indiana University) and last-year’s MVP Wendell White (UNLV) also took the court for the first time this year.
I found this article on the opening of Indonesia’s NBL to be really interesting. I can see the struggle that the league has trying to define itself as a viable league with one team that continues to dominate. But I do not think that the answer is removing some of the best players from the NBL competition because they are concurrently competing in the ASEAN Basketball League. It is counterproductive to the growth and development of the NBL as you are removing the most internationally visible players from the domestic competition. Can you imagine if European teams were not allowed to field same players in the domestic leagues as they do in the Euroleague? Time to get creative and think of a better solution NBL!