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  • #91
    Nice to see Royce White bouncing back.
    Originally posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Originally posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players


    • #92
      The National Basketball League of Canada currently has two tight geographical groupings. Here they are with the population of each municipality in brackets followed by the seating capacities of the facilities in which they play:


      Cape Breton (Sydney 29,904) Highlanders (5000)
      Halifax (316,701) Hurricanes (11,093)
      Island (Charlottetown 44,739) Storm (4000)
      Moncton (71,889) Miracles (6554)
      Saint John (67,575) Riptide (6603)

      Geographically these five teams are all tightly grouped in the three Maritime provinces.


      Kitchener-Waterloo (338,208) Titans (7312)
      London (383,822) Lightning (9046)
      Niagara (St. Catharines 133,113) River Lions (5300)
      Orangeville (30,729) A's
      Windsor (217,188) Express (6500)

      These five teams are all tightly grouped in Southwestern Ontario. The tight geographical groupings are of course great for keeping travel and its costs down.

      Orangeville was previously based in Brampton whose population is 577,000. Brampton though is really just a suburb of Toronto and doesn't have much of a civic identity of its own. The basketball fan base in Brampton is therefore fixated on the Toronto Raptors and the A's were unable to carve out their own niche.

      While the level of competition is very decent, team payrolls are very low. NBL of Canada teams operate with a salary cap of $150,000. That works out to an average of $12,500 a season per player, but veterans generally earn a larger wage of as much as $4,500 a month or $27,000 over the course of the six-month season.

      Therefore I doubt that the London Lightning would even make the playoffs in the Spanish ACB. In fact I'm not even sure the Lightning would make the playoffs in the Lithuanian LKL.

      Last edited by Hepcat; 06-09-2017, 04:49 PM.


      • #93
        So in a game played in London on October 28th, it was:

        London Lightning 99 Raptors 905 92

        Ryan Anderson led London with 28 points. Royce White had a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists.

        Since the Raptors 905 are the reigning champions of the NBA G-League, the Lightning's victory implies that the standard of play in the NBL of Canada is pretty good indeed and below that of only the NBA in North America.


        • #94
          There's very good competitive balance in the NBL of Canada this year. Perennial contenders London Lightning lead the loop with a 19-9 record just ahead of the Halifax Hurricanes who are 17-9. The Kitchener-Waterloo Titans are the cellar dwellers with a 5-20 mark but the next worst are the Cape Breton Highlanders and the Island Storm with respectable records of 11-16.


          • #95
            So in game seven of the NBL of Canada Finals in Halifax on Friday it was:

            London Lightning 109 Halifax Hurricanes 101

            The Lightning therefore repeated as league champions and have now won four championships in the league's first seven years.

            Last edited by Hepcat; 05-22-2018, 06:55 PM.



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