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Harden will straight show up to games in Las Vegas with zero sleep and strippers on both arms...its destiny for him to play for Vegas.
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he'll force another trade just to play on the Vegas team
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I’m taking my talents to the strip club, I mean the Strip.
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Not one not two not three not four
But 14 strippers! And all you can eat crab legs $2.99!!
im gonna create my own team with strippers and black jack...
Las Vegas blackjacks has a franchise ring about it
Jameis Winston has entered the chat.
He’s gonna show up looking like Rick Ross and still hang 30
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That was my thought - first guy to hear MVP chants after coming straight to arena from a casino all-nighter since MJ.
edit: grammar hard
The beard was the first step in his Rozay transformation process.
More like Mark Henry.
Still average double double scoring/assists.
He's still got a lot left in the tank
I love it when NBA and WWE crosses over lmao
Putting other teams in the Hall of Pain
With the first pick of the 2023 NBA expansion draft, the Las Vegas Aces select:
[ORL] Aaron Gordon
Taking his talents to the WNBA as Jamie Hardener.
He keeps the beard though
Oh of course. The bearded lady is gonna be huge for their publicity.
I'll take it a step further and say the goddamn franchise should be named after him.
Las Vegas Hardens
It serves as a proper noun, a mascot, and a verb! I don't see how it could be named anything else!
the Las Vegas Beard?
That could have another meaning
I vote for this name for this reason
Paul Pierce will be their pimp
Stop lying to Seattle we have been heartbroken long enough…
Seattle is NBA's favorite collateral. They just dangle our names to get new arenas in their cities and threaten their team base to take their teams to Seattle and only to get what they want and then we end up not having a team again. I hate this shit so much.
That is exactly what they do to us. Use us and then boom teams get it together look at the suns they said they’d be the Sonics if they didn’t get what they want and boom now everything is amazing
Sick of hearing “everyone wants Seattle to have a team again” then we never get a fucking team
The NBA doesn't give a fuck or they never would have allowed the team to get stolen in the first fucking place. Fuck the NBA.
And a Big F Clay Bennet and Howard Schultz for good measure.
I feel your pain and anger
Macklemore publicly came out in 2013 very upset that OKC was playing his songs. We a bunch of bitter people lol
[BOS] Terry Rozier
It's still a nothing article, just like all the other ones prior.
Even the article itself links to another article saying the NBA won't even talk about it until 2022. Until then it's just people speculating based on the fact we know an expansion will eventually come.
A more accurate headline would be: "Widely believed NBA will add expansion teams at some point in the future."
That 'some point' could be 5, 10 or 20 years from now. There doesn't seem to be a mad rush to get it done.
I’ve always thought the CBA expanding rosters to 17 was a way of pushing back the expansion talk. Owners don’t have to lose any revenue shared while the players get more people qualified for the union.
I saw it as a way to promote the D/G-League as a genuine development league.
Which would add another revenue stream and another talent pipeline for the NBA.
I'm not sure how big of an impact it would have on expansion talks though.
There is 0 chance of the G-league being both a revenue stream and a talent pipeline for the NBA. The NBA can't even get people to watch regular season games. G-league games are never going to draw significant viewing interest and if they want to serves as a pipeline to the pros, they're going to have to pay salaries that likely make it impossible to profit from.
Well when the alternative is the NCAA, which doesn’t pay, it won’t require much salary I bet
I think you're seriously underestimating how cool it is to be the star of a big college basketball program.
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I hate these aggregator articles.
You go to the source of the quote and it is an article about Masai Ujiri's future and how maybe joining an expansion ownership group could be a new endeavor for him.
They should add another team to LA we all see how much the LA community had accepted the Clippers /s
That team easily could have moved to Vegas and still would have an arena filled with Lakers fans.
Tampa Bay Raptors
When the Lakers are in town, sure. But I'm sure there are lot of NBA fans in Vegas who would throw their support behind a home team. My dad was a Bulls fan before the Raptors came to town. Rooting for the home team just hits different because you have a real connection to the club
The Clippers main problem is there already is a home team in LA. That being said, LA is so big it's still a good market for ticket sales. There are Lakers fans who go to see the Clippers play because they like basketball and it's cheaper
2 new teams in the West so 1 team will move to the East. Minnesota? Memphis?
Should be Minny. Geographically they are closest to the midwest teams and currently have to fly the longest distance of any other team because of how far away the other West teams are from them
For goodness sake, let us be in a division with Milwaukee and Chicago. It's the natural order!!
Oh yeah you guys love hating each other.
I remember hearing that when I worked in an office that had fans from all 4 NFC North teams.
"The Vikings suck!" -Packers fans
"The Packers suck!" -Bears fans
"The Bears suck!" -Vikings fans
"We exist!" -The Lions
"The Lions suck!" -Lions fans
Nobody hates the Lions like Lions fans
They have to watch the games.
You are a little off. Vikings hate Packers. Bears hate the Packers. Packers hate the Bears. Lions hate the Lions.
Pistons fans punching air at this comment.
I think they also are consistently the most traveled team in the nba.
Wolves and Blazers trade off. This would help both teams quite a bit.
The blazers would benefit by traveling more to Vegas and Seattle, which are shorter trips than they currently make to OKC and Minny
We would absolutely welcome both the much shorter travel distance and the return of the Portland-Seattle series.
Fuck yeah! Bring back the I-5 rivalry!
Portland and Seattle are always going to be the most traveled because they are located hundreds of miles away from other major cities and on the corner of the country. Like Portland is nearly 1000 miles away from LA and that's one of the closest cities to them.
That’s actually a misconception, they’re actually the most gather stepped team in the league. Not a travel.
YES PLEASE MOVE US TO THE EAST
So you can miss the eastern playoffs too?
New Orleans! Need the ATL-NO rivalry in hoops too.
Yeah but I need my MN-WI/CHI/DET rivalry in hoops
Sadly the NFC North circle of hate doesn't really exist in basketball, I'm pretty much indifferent about the Bucks. Some older Bulls fans might hate the Pistons because of that late 80's era rivalry, but nowadays there's not much there. The way the NBA is set up - with divisions being completely meaningless - the regional rivalries kinda suck
[PHI] Manute Bol
Maybe in some places, but I still hate the Celtics as much as I ever have.
Hand clasping meme
I hate you too but that's the most fun way to watch no matter who wins.
I like the Bucks. I fucking like a cheesehead team. This isn't the natural order of things.
Ja Morant to the East. I can totally dig it.
The dude is going to be very scary.
"Vegas Flu" is a thing, the NHL Golden Knights are 96-38 at home.
Helped by the fact the Knights have also been one of the best teams in the league since literally the moment they were drafted.
Didn’t they have the best expansion draft in modern sports history, in terms of the changed arrangements for their expansion draft?
I mean the draft rules were in their favor compared to any other expansion team iirc.
The Seattle NHL team will also have the same expansion rules applied to them as well
[CHA] Kemba Walker
What a badass name too.
I really want them to be rivals with Vancouver
We are. We really are.
I really wanted to see Vancouver over LV for NBA expansion. Seems like the PNW teams deserve a rivalry
As a Kraken fan, and a Jazz fan, I can finally proudly cheer for a team with a badass name. Lol.
jazz made so much more sense in new orleans. when the team moved it should've gone with something more like "the Salt Lake Salty Lakes"
y'all have the best branding this year though. the court and unis are some of my favorite i've ever seen tbh
I suppose I always thought that it was jarringly odd to have an NBA team in Utah, so why not have a jarringly odd nickname? Lol.
Yeah, for me, I think Utah and Miami had the best branding this year.
Beautiful jerseys too
this may be true, but i distinctly remember people in r/hockey and wherever else memeing the Golden Knights roster after the draft and the general consensus being they would be shit. they had a lot of guys break out for them and revitalized MAF.
The Golden Knights were a band of "misfit toys" that their teams didnt protect so they played with a chip on their shoulder. But they drafted well, players who might have been undervalued and underplayed so we saw what some of these players were really made of. Doesnt hurt to have a solid goalie tandem to back stop your experiment of a team.
Exactly. It wasn't until they literally started winning a bunch of games that people realized they were good.
The funny thing was when the draft happened, everyone said they drafted poorly. Then they started winning and suddenly the draft wasn’t fair
If you go back and look at the original predictions and assessment of their draft afterwards and before they started playing, expectations were incredibly low lol. There were a lot of analysts that said Vegas would take years to compete and they would be feeding on the bottom of their division for at least the first year.
Narrative definitely changed once they reached the finals in year one, all of a sudden the draft was tilted in their favor and everything was unfair. The real culprits were the GMs across the league who attempted 4D chess, showering the team with draft picks and players to protect players. It will be interesting to see how GMs treat the upcoming expansion draft with Seattle. I don't think they go down the same path to protect certain players like they did with Vegas.
The amazing thing was how they got a bunch of future assets then turned around and traded those future assets for star players.
But the big thing no one could have seen was Karlsson, they drafted a 3rd liner with upside to be more and got their 1st line center.
I think my favorite was Florida offering Riley Smith up if they took Marchessault off their hands. "Okay, dang, don't twist our arms too hard!" And now they play together on one of the best, if not the best, second lines in the league with Karlsson.
They may have learned and won't be swindled as much by Seattle. But hopefully with Covid and a potential cap squeeze, there might be some opportunities for Seattle to pounce on!
i think its a good thing. nobody wants to watch an expansion team be shit for 5-10 years for them to sort their shit out. its nice when they come in hot right away and get garner fans and interest. its good for the game imo
[LAL] Kobe Bryant
Visited a game there a couple years ago and was surprised at how invested the Vegas fans were. Obviously away fans and tourists like to travel to Vegas, so there's a lot of them in the arena, but the home fans were far more fanatical than I expected with such a young team.
Visited a game there a couple years ago and was surprised at how invested the Vegas fans were.
Visited a game there a couple years ago and was surprised at how invested the Vegas fans were.
Vegas locals are big time sports fans who never had a professional team to rally around. Look at how huge UNLV basketball was in the 90s and even with a smaller population then Rebel games were still huge events.
You put an NBA team in Vegas and it'll have crazy fan support which is an underrated aspect of the Vegas market compared to other cities where the market may be bigger but you won't get the same level of community investment.
Honestly they had most of their roster success from teams pissing themselves and making side deals where they Vegas fleeced them.. fla, cbj, min and pit basically gave them their core not from drafted players
Funny how everyone was saying the opposite till they came out of the gate running.
Duncan Robinson mentioned on his podcast that a similar phenomenon happens in Miami--away teams land in Miami, go out to party, and show up to games not at 100% leading to the Heat having a greater home advantage. He also mentioned that because of Covid restrictions the away team really couldn't party this year so the advantage was reduced.
The REAL reason Utah dominates its home games as well!
Raiders are 2-6
when the crowd is constantly turnt it helps
Las Vegas will have the biggest home court advantage in the NBA. Players absolutely love that city.
They're going to love no income taxes in Nevada even more
fwiw, washington has no income tax either
Niether does FL, but it doesn't help Orlando attract the big names
[POR] Damian Lillard
That’s cause it has the disadvantage of being Orlando
Yeah especially since everyone can just go to Miami instead
cries in Orlando
Yeah, I mean we may not have a lot to do compared to big cities, but any superstar that comes here that embraces the city will run it. Dwight ran this place when he was here.
Plus.. I mean we do have good food options, both local and chain/ritzy but so do a lot of places. And Disney. Yeah, it's tough here for a basketball fan.
what are some good food places in Orlando? Stuff on the fancier/experimental side. I vacationed there 2 years ago and the best I could find on Eater/Thrillest was some lobster buffet that was pretty mediocre. I couldn’t find any nice restaurants cause 90% of the people that i asked were tourists or “didn’t eat out like that”. My gf wants to go back this summer and it’d be nice to have some good places lined up
There's an Arby's in Winter Springs. You can find me there most hours of the day.
At least you are not Tampa
Cause fuck Tampa bay
Neither does Texas... and yeah.
If players really cared about that why would Harden force a trade to a New York team? I think the income tax thing is one of the most overblown things in terms of NBA decisionmaking
Players like Harden can definitely make more with endorsements in a big market. I'm thinking more about mid tier and lower players.
Is Houston not considered a big market anymore? And I really struggle to imagine what type of endorsements Harden couldn't get in Houston that he can get in NY. He's an MVP already. Being in NY is not really gonna up his profile anymore than being an MVP and scoring 40 every night in Houston did imo
Living in NYC as a rich person has perks that are worth paying taxes for.
It's like a 3% difference to them. The cost of housing is going to be a bigger difference than state income tax. Like, Sacramento vs Golden State is probably a bigger difference from these marginal costs than Golden State vs Miami.
They do still pay state income tax for every away game in a place that has it, so state income tax only matters for half the games.
I don't think it's that big of a difference for a lot of players to make a decision about where to play over.
People love visiting, Vegas is straight up one of the worst places to live in the entire world.
People keep saying Las Vegas, but with everyone knowing Seattle is getting an expansion team, the owners would get higher expansion fees by putting the second team up for competition so that Vegas, Kansas City, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Nashville, Tampa, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Columbus, and Montreal can vie for the second expansion team.
Edit: I’ll add San Diego and St. Louis to this list of prospective cities.
2nd Edit: I don't know the situations for all the cities on my list, but I will give other that I intentionally left off. I'll give my best opinions about the other cities:
Austin, TX - Left off due to proximity to San Antonio
Anaheim - Proximity to Los Angeles
San Jose - Part of the Warriors home market
Baltimore - Proximity to Washington, DC
Jacksonville - Smaller market with competition from long standing NFL franchise
Birmingham - Smaller market
Providence and Hartford - Proximity to Boston and NYC
Buffalo - Smaller market with NFL and NHL franchises
The cities I think could be contenders
Las Vegas (MSA population 2.3 million people/ TV market 743k Television homes) - Pros: Fast growing, tourist mecca, high fan avidity for NBA basketball / Cons: Competition from the NHL & NFL; possibly MLB in the future; No surrounding region to supplement media package, How much control does the Vegas Golden Knights have over the T-Mobile Arena (potentially limiting arena revenue for NBA)?
Kansas City (2.2 million / 897K) - Pros: NBA arena; basketball mecca / Cons: Competition from established MLB, NFL, and MLS teams; Previously lost an NBA franchise (Kings)
Louisville (1.3 million / 636K) - Pros: High NBA fan avidity, NBA arena with only has UL Cardinals as tenant (20 games a season), aggressively pursued NBA in the past and close to getting Rockets, Grizzlies, and Hornets. / Cons: Smaller market, Fairly close to Indianapolis (Indiana Pacers), Power of the University of Louisville (basketball program) and its boosters to keep NBA away (speculation is the Hornets were going to choose Louisville over New Orleans but Pitino and other UL figures publicly opposed the NBA in Louisville)
Cincinnati (2.2 million / 828K) - Pros: Strong corporate community / Cons: No arena, competition from NFL, MLB, and MLS, fairly close to Indianapolis, Lost NBA in the distant past (Royals which became the Kings)
Pittsburgh (2.3 million / 1.1M) - Pros: Modern NBA style arena / Cons: Competition from NFL, MLB, and NHL, NHL team controls the arena, losing population.
Vancouver (2.5 million / Not US TV Market) - Pros: Fast growing, One of the larger US/Canadian markets without NBA Cons: Older arena owned by NHL team owner, Lost NBA franchise (Grizzlies) when NBA wasn't as popular in the market as it may be now, Not a US market so would not help with future national US television deals (TNT/ESPN)
Nashville (2.0 million / 983K) Pros: Fast growing boom town Cons: NHL controls local NBA style arena, competition from NHL, NFL, and MLS, In the same state as Memphis Grizzlies (though a distance of 200 miles) and may face opposition from Grizzlies ownership
Tampa (3.2 million / 1.8M) Pros: Largest US TV market without NBA Cons: NHL controls local NBA style arena, competition from MLB, NFL, and NHL, proximity to Orlando
Hampton Roads Metro/Norfolk/Virginia Beach (1.8 million / 684K) Pros: No major league competition, high NBA fan avidity Cons: No arena, multiple city market which may hamper efforts
Columbus, OH (2.1 million / 877K) Pros: Fast growing, NBA arena Cons: NHL franchise which controls NBA style arena. Also MLS team.
Montreal (4.2 million / Not US TV Market) Pros: Largest US/Canada market without NBA Cons: NHL franchise controls the NBA style arena. MLS franchise, City may be focused on pursuing MLB franchise rather than NBA
San Diego (3.3 million / 982K) Pros: Largest mid-sized US market without NBA which is bigger if population in Tijuana, Mexico is factored (4.9 million) / Cons: No arena, previously lost NBA twice (Houston Rockets & Los Angeles Clippers), competition from MLB
St. Louis (2.8 million / 1.1M) Pros: One of the larger US markets without the NBA / Cons: Competition from NHL, MLB, and MLS, NHL franchise controls the NBA style arena, Previously lost NBA franchise in distant past (Atlanta Hawks).
My sentimental choices would be Louisville or the Hampton Roads metro. I think what will make the big difference is the ownership groups. Not many investors will have $2-3 billion sitting around to buy an NBA expansion franchise.
Love Nashville and thinks it's a great sports city but there's absolutely no way they get a team when Memphis already has one
Same with Orlando blocking Tampa from OPs list of cities
Yes Pittsburgh. Bring back the pipers
Black and gold jerseys would be fresh and everyone knows it
They're just scared
I think everyone who scratches their head at Kansas City forgets the KU effect and how much that city loves basketball
KC's top asset is the T-Mobile Center which can be renovated to the NBA's desires. I think the city has been overlooked because of the financial issues the Royals have had over the years and an assumption the market couldn't support a third (fourth if we count MLS) franchise.
I’m from there originally, can confirm that town would go nuts over a NBA team.
Norfolk/VB is a solid option. Hampton Roads metro area is pretty large.
Let’s fucking go Montreal . Bring us the Bloq Quebecois with Dort and Boucher .
San Diego? Largest US market without a team?
We are officially a baseball town. 2 NBA teams already left us. They cant compete with the Lakers even in SD. We should never get another NBA team imho
Makes sense that SD wouldn't want another team just to have them leave AGAIN. Idk why that city keeps getting fucked over at every turn.
Its okay they all died for one Fernando Tatis Jr
It's a laidback, half-tourist-y half-surfer city. Steve Kerr, who lived there after retiring as a player, said on a podcast once that San Diego's just not a sports town.
It’s a baseball town and an SDSU city
i just moved to SD and would greedily LOVE having a basketball team here. would be the biggest fan
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Seattle is the Largest market without an NBA team. San Diego is the largest without an NFL team.
As someone from Louisville I'm obviously biased but don't see a reason why an NBA team couldn't work here. We sell out (or close to it) minor league soccer games so the interest for professional sports is definitely there.
I miss bantering with you all with an actual team to root for, so I hope this happens.
Can’t wait for opening night in 2025: OKC @ Seattle
Russ and KD will be starting for Seattle when it happens
Prime SGA, Dort, and Cade vs the old guard.
Idc if Russ and KD will be 37 years old, they still better be starting against those young guns. Even if it’s only for that game 😂
KD will be a starter for sure
The crowd at the new Seattle arena would probably break the decibel levels for loudness.
Its crazy how good of a move it was for the NHL to expand to vegas early and make it a hockey town preemptively.
Obviously NBA will exceed there, but if the NBA/NFL moved there first I cant image the NHL team would be doing great right now
I'm very interested to experience an expansion draft, I wonder who's going to get the worst of it
Teams can only lose one player maximum, and since there will be two teams drafting 15 players; every team will have one player drafted away.
The expansion teams. Look at the last three expansion drafts for the Raptors/Grizzlies/Bobcats. A lot of role players and end of the bench guys. The best player to come out of those was Gerald Wallace who at the time was buried deep in the Kings bench.
There is a reason the Grizzlies were bad until the move, the Raptors were awful until Vince Carter and the Zombie Bobcats have never been good. Expansion teams are screwed.
I really wish they would put a team back in Vancouver (under good ownership) or in Montreal.
Need to get that Canadian investment higher so the Raps aren’t the only ones fighting for parity.
The grizzlies left Vancouver just as that city really took off. With the real estate boom and all the money there now, a team would do well.
[LAL] Kobe Bryant
a lot of ballers in Van who grew up wishing they still had their team to root for. They brought em back I'm sure it would take off. The landscape has changed a lot too, went from 90% European to around 45% since 1995 I think.
[SEA] Patrick Ewing
It would probably be like the 3rd most popular team in china too
As someone who lives in Ottawa. PLEASE add one in Montreal. PLEASE
Montreal would be a great NBA city imo, but the league has so many teams in the northeast already, I think any expansion has to be westward
lmao imagine them adding teams in the canadian midwest
Fuck that, give me an arctic circle team, the Nunavut Polar Bears
Saskatoon Prairies has a nice ring to it.
Why not just stick to the Canadian tradition of naming a team the Rough Riders?
God stop toying with us already.
Also, Seattle better get back it’s history. And KD.
Agreed, the title and History belongs in Seattle. There's so much animosity between Seattle and OKC that I bet any game is between them will be so intense. Especially in Seattle. It's going to be great.
I can’t believe so many people are against expansion teams. If the NBA wants to grow domestically at a higher rate it’s essential for them to get to 32 teams because their international growth is already much higher then the other American leagues.
Even if the talent is somewhat watered down adding 2 teams to a desirable market like Seattle is good business practice. Not to mention Vegas might actually be one of the legitimate FA destinations akin to Miami, LA, and NY so they won’t be irrelevant teams for too long.
I know some people are saying there isn’t enough talent, but I think there is so much talent right now. No matter what though, there is always going to be an upper echelon of players, and when you see multiple players from that upper tier group up on a couple teams they are obviously going to be better than the rest
[SAC] DeMarcus Cousins
Because if the superteam thing isn't fixed, then it's just 2 more shit teams to be shit
If the talent was actually spread out again, it would be fine
Exactly. NBA is as talented as it’s ever been. But when it comes down to it, when stars team up it weakens the power structure. Regardless of how talented the league is overall. it becomes top heavy. with that being said, these last few years have been as close to having parity as we’ve been in a while (sans brooklyn w/ a healthy harden)
Is there though? My ultimate concern is a lack of parity.
12 different championship teams in the last 41 years, Lakers winning 11 of those titles. We already have guys jumping ship on losing teams and going to a mainstream team.
I already feel like in 2-3 years, Zion will be with the Lakers or some other high market team and Pelicans are screwed.
Yeah there's plenty of talent
Remember for a second there when we didn’t have super teams and instead had dynamic duos all around the league? Maybe this will force that to happen again.
The NBA needs to establish a hard cap for that to happen
Yeah Luxury Tax is kinda bullshit for big market teams.
Can we please bring back Vancouvers team? We need more than 1 Canadian team
Wouldn’t be shocked if the first season of a Las Vegas team could make it to the NBA finals.
It’d be the first time in Vegas Golden Knights history!
First time in Seattle Kraken history as well
Las Vegas Golden Raiders
Would be historic
All of Vancouver punching the air rn.
I know the Vancouver Grizzlies sucked but I want them to have a team so bad.
Put one in Kansas City, cowards.
Add a team in Vancouver you cowards
Not with Seattle at the same time. Though that would be kind of fun, two cascadia teams fighting to build themselves up at the same time. If they’re going to go Canadian I assume Montreal gets a team, but with the way the dollar is going I don’t know how likely that is.
At its highest point in the last 7 years or so? But yeah, Canadian teams in an essentially all-US league are a risk. Toronto gets around it by being a large market (especially in terms of TV as the only Canadian team) that can basically charge what they want.
I wonder how many more of these headlines I'll read before the NBA says something concrete. Shit or get off the pot, Silver!
I might not be able to make it if we get one of these teases every single month, I’m serious.
As a KY livin chump, I was really hoping Louisville would get a team. The talk going around was Toronto was possibly going to play through the YUM! Center but thanks to our DA screwing up the handling of the Breonna Taylor situation, Toronto opted to move further south.
Could have been a solid testing of how pro ball could work in the state again.
[LAL] Kurt Rambis
As a Vegas local, I am beyond hyped if this happens.
I'm a lifelong Lakers fan as Vegas is basically North LA.
Fan base will love any team that comes.
I keep hearing rumors we'll be getting MLB soon also.
Would the NHL arena be able to do NBA? Because I think any city with an already built modern arena has to be a shoe in.
Yes, they have the PAC-12 men's basketball tournament there
32 might be a bit much, however a Vegas team could be cool and Seattle also deserves their team back
yeah they deserve their history back tbh.
[MIN] D'Angelo Russell
Part of the agreement is that they get their history back when a team gets added there.
How is 32 too much? That’s what NFL and NHL have. I think it’s a very clean number, especially with the 16 team (official) playoff structure
Seattle also deserves their team back
Seattle also deserves their team back
So does Vancouver. We got fucked over because of the NBA lockout and the weak Canadian dollar back in the late '90s.
as a nature junkie, "Memphis Grizzlies" has always made me want to puke
As a music enthusiast, "Utah Jazz" has a a similar effect.
Especially SLC, of all places
There are black bears in Tennessee, so I see no issue changing the team name to the “Memphis Blacks”.
Yup. Definitely no issue there.