Attention Ticketek and TicketmasterAU. International Basketball Series refunds for all!

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I am writing this petition on behalf of everyone who purchased tickets to the upcoming “International Basketball Series” taking place in Australia next month. 

There have been many player withdrawals (mainly Team USA players) from this upcoming Series and the FIBA World Cup. This has left especially the USA roster severely depleted.

Ticketek has advertised photos depicting (at first) Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis. Then it was Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis with James Harden, Paul George and Kyle Lowry. Then it was Anthony Davis and James Harden with Damien Lillard, Kevin Love and Jayson Tatum. Of these players depicted in these promo photos, 2 players out of these are still committed to coming down under to play in this series.

Ticketek have taken down all promo photos depicting players from their website. That says a lot. They still claim that the best available players, NBA stars are coming down under to play in front of a lot of fans who don’t get the chance to visit America to see these stars play in the NBA. As a result of event organisers that have set up this series and proclaiming all the best players available will be playing they have charged, some would Say obscene amounts of money for the privilege to see these incredible athletes putting on a show. All of the people that purchased these expensive tickets to see the best of the best play have been heavily disappointed by all of the players withdrawing from this series of games to be played.

Possible players fans might have hoped to have seen but won’t due to various reasons. Quite a lot have “withdrawn” because they don’t want to represent their country and give the fans a show: LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Paul George, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Demarcus Cousins, Russell Westbrook, Jimmy Butler, Zion Williamson, Damien Lillard, C.J. McCollum, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, Kevin Love, Tobias Harris, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap, Montrezl Harrell and as recently as 10 hours ago JJ Redick.

OK. Also add Ben Simmons to this forever growing list. What a joke.

02.08.2019 Update : RJ Barrett, Andrew Wiggins and Tristan Thompson have also withdrawn.

It just continues.. Andre Drummond has withdrawn.

07.08.2019 Update : Also no Dwight Powell and (Canada’s best player) Jamal Murray and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Dillon Brooks and Trey Lyles) and a couple of 2019 draft picks (Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Mfiondu Kabengele) are also not playing.

13.08.2019 Update : Trae Young, Kyle Lowry and Marvin Bagley withdraw.

So I ask on behalf of all ticket holders that refunds are offered.

Thank you