Saigon Times article 09/2014: Vietnam’s Bad Boys make a name for themselves in ABL

Rusty Bucket Bad Boys are the top class entertainment in the ABL for sure!



By Harry Hodge
The NFL’s Seattle Seahawks have their “12th man” spurring them to victory. The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers have the Lakers Nation backing them. Liverpool’s Kopites are famed throughout the soccer world.
And now, the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) has the latest addition to these groups of super-fans; the Saigon Heat’s most boisterous supporters, the Rusty Bucket Bad Boys.
Entrenched squarely behind the visiting team’s bench at every Heat home game, Canadian Pete Neufeld is all over the visiting squad from the opening tipoff. References to a player’s college career, most recent shot on the court, even their lunch habits are all fair game. Neufeld does whatever it takes to get under the skin of visiting players.
“We bought the whole section (behind that bench),” said Neufeld, with the reference to Rusty Bucket being the bar he owns in Phu My Hung, a short ride from…

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