Championship still the goal

Championship still the goal

You don’t come to practice every day to compete for personal accolades, but more for the opportunity to compete for a title with teammates.

To win a record-breaking eight games to open the season with this group of guys is a great accomplishment.

We never discussed breaking records at the start of the year.

Discussions revolved around establishing an identity and building towards something special.

We’re very proud to now own a record in a club with such a storied history like the Perth Wildcats.

But ultimately, it’s not our biggest goal.

This week we face another challenge, and I believe it’s the biggest challenge we have faced all year.

We play our rivals the Adelaide 36ers on their home court on Friday night and they currently sit second on the ladder.

With expectations of a hostile environment, this game will certainly be a rip snorter.

While many teams would see it as an obstacle to come back home and play on Sunday against the talented Sydney Kings, we see it as an opportunity to extend our gap between the other top-four hopefuls.

If you haven’t heard the news, the Kings recently signed ex-NBA player Sam Young.

As a player, you look forward to these challenges; you want to go up against the best all the time.

To face someone who has played in more than 240 NBA games is going to be something I relish.

What an exciting weekend ” if we can continue to get better, we have a great chance at establishing ourselves.