Melbourne United captain Chris Goulding is prepared to wait for a later start to the 2021 NBL season if it means the league can safely return with as many fans as possible to secure the sport’s financial future. Uncertainty hangs over the season resumption in mid-January, with the NBL yet to decide if they will use a hub and its location. Goulding would like to see more transparency around the season, but he can also see the bigger picture. The NBL doesn’t have a big broadcast deal like other major domestic sports and rely on fans for the league’s survival. “Our fans, members and corporate partners are the lifeblood of our teams, and that is true league wide,” Goulding said.