I also understand that baseball is big in Australia as well.
It's quite popular. See my posts on page one.
Aussies have an interest in sport in general, especially if it's globally important. There have been a few Australians in MLB, a growing number in the NFL and obviously basketball. That always helps the interest but the NBA especially has been popular for decades.
I grew up in a town where basketball was extremely popular and when my younger brother and I visited relatives near Sydney wearing our representative tracksuits, I remember one of my Dad's brothers saying to him, "Basketball eh? That was always an American thing". Dad just wryly smiled. A different generation. Growing up, the status symbols were bikes, basketball boots and cricket bats.
I remember a certain Australian women's basketball team in the Olympics was very popular because they did not wear the same type of uniform that other teams did. A lot of men were interested . . .
This requires a picture - and not of feet!
I could not quickly find a picture of them wearing that uniform. I did see a picture of them wearing the normal type of uniform, however I did not save it. Pretty young ladies wearing their spandex uniform while playing with a ball . . .
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