Topless basketball league a booby prize for NBA fans deprived of hoops by owners lockout FIRST there was lingerie football, a popular sport in the US we hear with women sporting both bruises and blush in equal measure Now there's the prospect of topless basketball
Rick's Cabaret topless basketball
Opportunist activists: dancers from Rick's Cabaret, pictured getting involved with the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals first ad campaign, have now put their hand up to save basketball. Source: AFP
FIRST there was lingerie football, a popular sport in the US we hear with women sporting both bruises and blush in equal measure.
Now there's the prospect of topless basketball.
With the sport in crisis in the US and fans deprived of matches thanks to the NBA lockout, a group of nightclub owners appear to have have taken things into their own hands.
This morning it was revealed they want to form a basketball league of topless dancers to attract attention to the sport while the NBA saga drags on after nearly five months of crisis.
Rick's Cabaret group's league, consisting of dancers from their 23 clubs, has reportedly said a former NBA star will be announced next week as coach of the New York team, which will unveil its uniforms - we're suspecting some of the most minute ever seen on a court -next week as well.
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The team is evidently to to play dancers from a Minneapolis club and another from Miami with a full schedule of these game to apparently to be announced in January.
"People will be amazed when we tell them who our coach is, because he was one of the great players in the NBA," Gianna, no last name, a player for the New York team has reportedly said.
"The girls are really excited. We're practically busting out of our tops. We plan to give him a really warm welcome on Tuesday."
"I hear he's going to have us do a workout on Tuesday in front of the press," said Sky, the point guard for the team.
"I can't wait to show off some of my moves."
There is no word on whether any Australians will be following in the footsteps of Aussie lingerie league star Chloe Butler and strutting their stuff in the new league.