Which football team will have the courage to follow the Canberra Capitals' lead in wearing rainbow jerseys?
Jon Tuxworth "A lot of people say politics shouldn't be in sport". But the Canberra Capitals want Malcolm Turnbull to take notice.
Tom Decent Sydney Kings co-captain Tom Garlepp believes his side stand their best chance of winning more games than losing in a season - something they have not achieved in five seasons since they returned to the NBL in 2010-11 - if they can start auspiciously against the Cairns Taipans at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Saturday.
James Mooney The Perth Wildcats fly out on Friday ahead of the clubs opening NBL game against the Adelaide 36ers.
Marc Hinton As early messages go, the Breakers have received a dandy. Lack of pride and effort have been fairly and squarely identified as chief contributors to a first-up NBL shocker in Adelaide.
Tom Decent The Sydney Kings need to find their identity and be better equipped to cope with potential injuries to their star players if they are to be contenders in the strongest NBL competition ever, according to coach Damian Cotter.
Jamie Marcuson Michael Jordan is "robbing the hood" and doesn't care that "kids [are] dying for shoes," according to former NBA player Stephon Marbury.
Jon Tuxworth Adelaide 36ers forward Anthony Petries believes the exploits of Patrick Mills and other Australians in the NBA was a major factor behind the NBL's landmark new television deal.
Paul Suttor Even the best marketing in the world can get you only so far. The NBL has stepped up its off-court game, now it's up to the players to do the same.