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the Hardship of an NBA fan in Malaysia January 25, 2007

Posted by netsophobia in Casual talk, NBA.
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2 matches per week, if you’re lucky theres 3, NBA Action,and NBA Fastbreak, that’s about all you can get if you’re a NBA fan out here in the middle of South East Asia, oh unless you count that crappy NBA Inside Stuff in, which in my opinion has done nothing improve the image of basketball here, in fact it makes it look even worse, not helped by the fact that Ahmad Rashad thinks he is charismatic enough to charm the audiences over here (is he even likable?), the fact that the lack of NBA games over here is making it hard for any of the audience to even determine how many teams there are in the L (thank god for the Internet!) ,

the pathetic schedule

and fact that there are even more ACC basketball on tele than the NBA doesn’t help either, so to the extent that in truth nobody actually know who Gilbert Arenas is, and the average person would only know who Kobe, LeBron (from the Ads), O’Neal (they spell it as O’Neil though), T-Mac, Vince Carter(Karter) is, team wise Lakers and the Chicago Bulls that’s it, i find it sad and disturbing because everyday on tele, i see football almost 24/7 on almost 4 sports channels and even the Australian Open is getting OVER coverage even for the fact that no one here even PLAYS tennis (except for some certain Thais), GET MORE NBA on TV!!!!! that’s what I’m talking about, and stop showing teams like Dallas, Heat, Pistons, Spurs, I’m getting SICK of them, that’s about all they have, in their mindset the Heat is still the marquee team in the NBA, NO dude! they are gone, show the Suns or whatever just not Miami!

BTW – the NBA ads here are awful, wrong team name spelling in the game promo, Boobcats for Bobcats?, and also the halftime shows, like if its a ESPN coverage? u get the Toyota Half-Time show, OH NO!!! not here, they would please themselves to show us repeat features on Dwyane Wade and the Heat’s road to the championship or whatever crap there is

BTW 2 – the fact that the presenters know less NBA knowledge than myself irks me, theres this guy who once said Andre Miller played fr the Kings before he was traded to Denver? terrible and it is always the same woman presenter on tele, I’m sick of her yo! get her off the screen,

Mark Jackson

BTW 3 – i do notice the fact that Mark Jackson is actually the most hilarious analyst among the rest that I’ve saw on tele, the most annoying has to go to Bill Walton and Tom Tolbert, the most boring would be Hubie Brown or maybe Doug Collins, whom both will end up teaching you the correct plays or whatever…my favorite quote of all time comes from Tom Tolbert though it was a bad call by the officials and i think it was Ray Allen who missed the 1st FT and he was like “that’s the God of Basketball evening things up” classic.

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1. jman - January 25, 2007

i agree that they show very little basketball games on tv and the fact that their taking these old guys to be commentators.i mean if bill walton is so good then he should hav a chat with his son cause i think he sucks.Even if ppl no about the bulls,they probably nv heard of names like ben gordon still for some reason.I however enjoy NBA inside stuff cause i like to watch bout the top ten dunks that i missed watching ALOT nowadays.cool basketball blog man

2. - - S С‚ Рµ СЂ С’ О± n О№ Рµ - - - January 25, 2007

what would you want him to say? throw it down luke! throw it down?

3. definitions887 - January 25, 2007

seriously we are starving for more action!!!

4. jacqkie - January 25, 2007

what am i suppose to say?

5. - - S С‚ Рµ СЂ С’ О± n О№ Рµ - - - January 25, 2007

say im nice

6. coach - January 25, 2007

how ’bout espl or nba,asia ? don’t they televised the games in malaysia ? when i was in the philippines , i get the nba regularly on tele !

7. - - S С‚ Рµ СЂ С’ О± n О№ Рµ - - - January 26, 2007

espn asia is all about FOTEBOL, plus theres no such thing as nba asia sad to say…

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9. Carolyn - April 22, 2008

I’ve been doing a series of international posts over at Sports Diva Magazine – Taiwan, Norway, Iran and (today) Sweden. Would you be willing to answer some questions and chat about what it is like to be an NBA fan in a country where there are no NBA teams and access to the NBA is limited?

If you want to see what the other interviews look like, here are the links:

http://www.tsdmagazine.com/2008/03/taiwan-beer.html

http://www.tsdmagazine.com/2008/04/norway-a-kinder.html

http://www.tsdmagazine.com/2008/03/if-only-david-s.html

I’ll watch this page to see if you comment back. Thanks.

netsophobia - December 26, 2008

hey there, I haven’t been updating much, but yeah I would be honored to answer all the questions and stuffs if you’re still willing to have me. Cheers


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