Chris Anstey is a basketball legend. When he took the wind from the sails of the pre-bankruptcy Brisbane Bullets (starring CJ Bruton, Sam McKinnon, and co) in the NBL semi-final at South Bank in 2006 and gave Bullets fans the finger with utter disdain for booing him, it was a defining moment for a guy who really was a standout, even amongst the superstars on the court that Sunday.
Not many people know Chris was also once #2 in the Australian U15s tennis rankings and played doubles with Mark Philippoussis before he started playing basketball in his late teens.
Chris met Luc Longley in 1997. In this post, Chris tells the story of how Luc mentored him on his arrival into the NBA, playing for the Mavericks. For the next 3 seasons, Luc Longley gathered a collection of 3 NBA rings.
There started a great friendship that has led to Anstey bringing the Chicago Bulls legend to Wynnum to tell his story.
The story evolved from the Perth Wildcats where he only played 2 games in 1986, to the University of New Mexico to The Minnesota Timberwolves to the Chicago Bulls, the Phoenix Suns, and the New York Knicks.
Michael Jordan has related his story through The Last Dance on Netflix of the 1996,1997,1998 NBA Championship seasons.
Now Luc is coming to Wynnum to tell his story.
It should be a night to remember. Book your tickets here
Published on Brisbane Suburbs Online News.