Turn on your TV most weekends and you'll be faced with a plethora of live sporting action. Whilst it's good news for the die-hard fan, a congested market means less viewers, fewer spectators and a fight for survival.
Sydney Kings star recruit Andrew Bogut, who signed with the club last month after a decorated 13 seasons in the NBA, believes the NBL can become the world's second-best league.
It threatened to get ugly early, but the Sydney Kings fought bravely in a 108-83 pre-season loss to the NBA's Utah Jazz.
American teenager Terrance Ferguson is chosen by Oklahoma City Thunder with the 21st pick in the NBA draft after playing for the Adelaide 36ers in last season's NBL.