Age: 35 Height: 7-0 Weight: 260 lbs School: Utah
Andrew Bogut's reality in Australia nearly was the NBA's.
NBA veteran Andrew Bogut says players were “used like pawns" in the process that led to his Sydney Kings refusing to fly across the country for Game 4 of the Australian league's finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that ultimately handed the championship to Perth. The Perth Wildcats led the best-of-five game grand final series 2-1 and were scheduled to host the Kings, but the last two games were canceled. Two days later, the Wildcats were declared NBL champions after an extensive review of the competition regulations, despite Bogut and the Kings leading the standings from the start to the end of the regular season.
The Perth Wildcards have been declared National Basketball League champions two days after the last two games of the finals series were canceled because the Sydney Kings refused to travel to Western Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Kings, featuring Australian former NBA star Andrew Bogut, led the regular season from start to finish. NBL owner Larry Kestelman on Thursday said he respected the Kings' decision, based on the health and welfare of the players, but there had to be a champion.