Andrew Bogut shared his thoughts on playing in an arena without fans in attendance, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
In an interview with Ethan Strauss of The Athletic, Bogut, who recently played a game in the NBL with no fans at the arena, said it was “really strange.”
“Well, to be quite honest with you, it was really strange, and I felt like I was 12 years old again, playing junior basketball. It was kind of cool in its own right for about five minutes and after that it was just weird; it was a weird situation. No atmosphere and it was flat.
But at the same time for me, it was pure basketball in a way because there wasn’t a crowd that could get involved. The referees weren’t intimidated by crowd noises. It was kind of as pure as it gets from a purist’s point of view. But it just looked strange with a bunch of empty seats,” Bogut said.