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Ticket Guy
07-15-2010, 09:38 PM
Safe Teams Tradition, Support, Championships, Big Metro
LA Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Utah Jazz, Golden St. Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns

Maybe Someday! Rare finals appear, Low attendance when team isn't good (bandwagon), not extensive tradition.
Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Charlotte Bobcats, New Orleans Hornets, Minnesota Timberwolves

How about soon?
Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies,

Already Relocating!
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#1 I wouldn't expand at all.
#2 Los Angeles Clippers should move though I understand there probably making $ off of Staples.
#3 Cleveland time will tell if they regroup after LeLoser
#4 Memphis & Sacramento need to start winning again and rebuild a fan base. Memphis should also change there uniforms and team name, Utah had those colors years ago.
#5 Seattle, Kansas City, St. Louis, Pittsburgh would be top of my list for 4 future sites for NBA teams.
#6 Las Vegas, Buffalo, Baltimore, Columbus, Honolulu would be the next top 4.
#7 Vancouver, Montreal, Louisville, Nashville, Tampa Bay would be the last 4.
#8 No city should have 2 teams with in 65 miles except the Knicks & Nets.

Your thoughts, ideas?

Montana_Rob
07-15-2010, 09:45 PM
I think you would move the Kings up to Seattle. Now that they lost the sonics the fans will show for games

Ticket Guy
07-15-2010, 09:47 PM
I think you would move the Kings up to Seattle. Now that they lost the sonics the fans will show for games

Do you call them the Seattle Kings (aka; Seattle is in King County) or Sonics?

I loved the Sonics, were my fav. western team.

_KB24_
07-15-2010, 09:49 PM
St. Louis, Seatlle, and Vancouver are the best basketball markets out their remaining. No way should Las Vegas even be considered. Too many cons overthrow the pros.

zambo4president
07-15-2010, 09:51 PM
As I said in other threads today, Las Vegas and Louisville. Louisville is in Kentucky were they love their basketball, Im really confident they would support an NBA franchise pretty well.

SANDBURG23
07-15-2010, 10:11 PM
I would Eliminate the teams of Miami and Memphis. Have the other teams draft there players. LeBron will now be playing for WAS. Move Clippers to Vegas, they got a good young line-up, they will mess it up of course, but get them out of the lakers shadow. The casino's can always give away tickets to keep the staduim full. Hell the owner can have slots at every seat & urinal.

rick66ankiel24
07-15-2010, 10:12 PM
as a disgruntled cavs fan, ik youre mad about losing lebron.. its obvious as you put miami 1st on the list of bandwagon fans. also, your list of "next top 4" includes 5 teams. dont worry bud, youll get it someday

Cbast09
07-15-2010, 10:14 PM
I would Eliminate the teams of Miami and Memphis. Have the other teams draft there players. LeBron will now be playing for WAS. Move Clippers to Vegas, they got a good young line-up, they will mess it up of course, but get them out of the lakers shadow. The casino's can always give away tickets to keep the staduim full. Hell the owner can have slots at every seat & urinal.
Miami is a pretty good market. It's one of the best cities in the country. They will never leave, especially with the Big 3 here now that's going to generate a lot of money.

zambo4president
07-15-2010, 10:19 PM
Miami is a pretty good market. It's one of the best cities in the country. They will never leave, especially with the Big 3 here now that's going to generate a lot of money.

Oh yeah Miami's a real great market with all those LOYAL fans:laugh: One of the best cities in the country is a joke unless you mean best by drug trade :)

Cbast09
07-15-2010, 10:21 PM
Oh yeah Miami's a real great market with all those LOYAL fans:laugh: One of the best cities in the country is a joke unless you mean best by drug trade :)
Shut up hater. We don't get respect from the media ever and they never talk about us (until now). The Dolphins usually get big crowds and the Heat are middle of the pack in fan attendance. Yah Miami is a low tier city that nobody knows... Please.

It's a different market than in Chicago. Miami has to attract Latinos, which they do quite nicely.

kjoke
07-15-2010, 10:22 PM
Oh yeah Miami's a real great market with all those LOYAL fans:laugh: One of the best cities in the country is a joke unless you mean best by drug trade :)

sorry indiana is better:facepalm:

please can we have a topic that doesnt include this hate for the miami heat

arkanian215
07-15-2010, 10:32 PM
If I were the commish, I'd try to establish as many meaningful rivalries as possible. Boston vs LAL and NYK vs MIA are what really help propel the league and keep fans interested.

The Grizzlies (or one of the less stable teams) should relocate to Seattle and establish the Pacific Northwest rivalry between POR and SEA. Adding another team in Chicago would be interesting. It's a very large city and could support 2. It's hard to imagine them surviving though because of MJ's influence. A pro level Kansas vs Kentucky rivalry would be interesting as well.

uknowmyname
07-15-2010, 10:39 PM
I would reduce the league down to 26 teams. I would get rid of Memphis, Charlotte, Sactown, New Orleans, and Clippers. I would give Seattle a team back. There is not enough developed talent to support 30 teams. All these other cities wanting a team tough ****, can't miss what you never had. Seattle got screwed royally. I do think some of the larger cities should be able to have a d-league team. :clap:

Apophis
07-15-2010, 11:26 PM
Shut up hater. We don't get respect from the media ever and they never talk about us (until now). The Dolphins usually get big crowds and the Heat are middle of the pack in fan attendance. Yah Miami is a low tier city that nobody knows... Please.

It's a different market than in Chicago. Miami has to attract Latinos, which they do quite nicely.

Florida is a football state.. everyone knows it.. That is why even the baseball teams have low attendence... Hopefully with the addition of Bron and Bosh, that will change things.. but Florida will always be football first and foremost...

There is nothing wrong with that.. but with your new additions.. That should help Basketball in florida....

As commisioner.. I would do realignments instead of relocations... I have to think about how I would realign.. Will be back later with another post...

Hellcrooner
07-15-2010, 11:59 PM
Add two teams Seattle supersonics and then Mexico Df Aztecs.


Instead of West and Ewast make it like other sports and have two (Leagues) making sure teams from a same city be in different "leqages".

8 Divisions of 4 obviously.

julienbball
07-16-2010, 10:51 AM
#1 I wouldn't expand at all.
#2 Los Angeles Clippers should move though I understand there probably making $ off of Staples.
#3 Cleveland time will tell if they regroup after LeLoser
#4 Memphis & Sacramento need to start winning again and rebuild a fan base. Memphis should also change there uniforms and team name, Utah had those colors years ago.
#5 Seattle, Kansas City, St. Louis, Pittsburgh would be top of my list for 4 future sites for NBA teams.
#6 Las Vegas, Buffalo, Baltimore, Columbus, Honolulu would be the next top 4.
#7 Vancouver, Montreal, Louisville, Nashville, Tampa Bay would be the last 4.
#8 No city should have 2 teams with in 65 miles except the Knicks & Nets.

Your thoughts, ideas?

Honolulu:I really can't imagine how that would be possible, i don't really know if there's a big fan base in hawai...but just the fact that it's far makes it impossible in my opinion!

Montreal: absolutely impossible, i live in montreal, i would love a basketball team but they already tried 5 times with ABA, PBL and CBL (i think) and it was terrible...nobody shows up, and there was 0 promotion of the teams! Anyway it would be a dream come true but it would only last like 2 years before bankruptcy

gilly
07-16-2010, 11:23 AM
I'd love the Kings to move up to Seattle, Seattle Kings has a ring to it. Hopefully they change their uniforms!

Allstar21
07-16-2010, 06:03 PM
kings to Vegas?

This team has 3-5 legit young guys with tons of potential under 25

They had the rookie of the year last year and could have the ROY this year in Cousins. I think Vegas needs a pro team. It would be so fun! Although Cousins in Vegas scares me a little

jrm2054
07-16-2010, 07:35 PM
I would love to see a team come to Pittsburgh. There was a story about if a team came a few months ago. I live in Pittsburgh and it is a town that has loyal fans and would support a team well ( whether they were winners or losers). The Pitt Panthers sell out every game. I would get rid of the pirates and bring a nba team lol. But i think other citys deserve on first like Seattle Vegas etc.

dimedrpr
07-17-2010, 01:38 AM
I'd move New Orleans to Kansas City. (New Orleans never has supported the Bees.)
I would move Detroit to St Louis. (I wouldn't like taking the Pistons out of Detroit but that city is losing all of its jobs and people are moving away. If the economy ever rebounded there I would give them a team again.)


No, I don't live in Missouri. I know KC is one of the next in line to get a team though and both KC and St. Louis could support teams and have a natural rivalry.

I would move the Hawks (Atlanta draws terribly; Ask Joe Johnson.), Clippers (never have been of any value to the league), and Cavs (Have never won anything and just make me yawn) to London, Paris, and Barcelona over the next ten years.


Western Conference

LA Lakers
Portland Trailblazers
Phoenix Suns
Golden State Warriors
Sacramento Kings

Oklahoma City Thunder
Dallas Mavericks
Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs
Denver Nuggets

Chicago Bulls
Kansas City Stars
Utah Jazz
Minnesota Timberwolves
St. Louis Flight


Eastern Conference

New York Knicks
Toronto Raptors
London Monarchs
Barcelona
Paris

Boston Celtics
New Jersey Nets
Philadelphia 76ers
Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks

Miami Heat
Orlando Magic
Charlotte Bobcats
Washington Bullets
Memphis Grizzlies

NYKalltheway
07-17-2010, 02:55 AM
Give Seattle their Supersonics back, the rest is unimportant details

Kyle N.
07-17-2010, 03:25 AM
kings to Vegas?

This team has 3-5 legit young guys with tons of potential under 25

They had the rookie of the year last year and could have the ROY this year in Cousins. I think Vegas needs a pro team. It would be so fun! Although Cousins in Vegas scares me a little

I think that would be the reason not to move them.

GodsSon
07-17-2010, 09:10 AM
Montreal would be a terrible market...People call Toronto a hockey city, go to Montreal and see how much more of a hockey market it is; Les Habitants are damn near a religion lol

97NYer
07-17-2010, 09:20 AM
Move Kings to Seattle. Move Clippers to Vegas. Get some team in Kentucky.

rudygetz
07-17-2010, 09:49 AM
Oh yeah Miami's a real great market with all those LOYAL fans:laugh: One of the best cities in the country is a joke unless you mean best by drug trade :)

I love these idiotics opinions, here are the FACTS. Bulls have better attendance than us by about 1,000 or so more fans than us per game. WHOA! And well the Lakers, mecca of basketball...:rolleyes: and the Knicks, "but they have so much history".

Chicago Bulls Attendance
year total average
2008-09 847,903 21,197
2007-08 901,502 21,987
2006-07 908,600 22,160
2005-06 868,720 21,188
2004-05 828,384 20,204

Miami Heat Attendance
year total average
2008-09 729,178 18,229
2007-08 798,004 19,463
2006-07 808,741 19,725
2005-06 818,149 19,954
2004-05 815,143 19,881

New York Knicks Attendance
year total average
2008-09 790,801 19,287
2007-08 783,739 19,115
2006-07 770,617 18,795
2005-06 776,176 18,931
2004-05 800,144 19,515



Los Angeles Lakers
year total average
2008-09 778,877 18,997
2007-08 778,877 18,997
2006-07 778,415 18,985
2005-06 774,189 18,882
2004-05 770,494 18,792

JWO35
07-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Sacramento Kings = St. Louis Kings (East)
LA Clippers = Seattle Supersonics(West)
Toronto Raptors = Every player placed of waivers(defunct)
New Team = Las Vegas ________(West)

Reddd
07-17-2010, 09:58 AM
Give Seattle their Supersonics back, the rest is unimportant details

:nod:

HOZ THE KNICK
07-17-2010, 09:58 AM
jersey and seattle deserves teams for sure maybe vegas

iFYouSeekAmy
07-17-2010, 01:14 PM
San Jose maybe?
Bay Area can have 3 teams.. Golden-state (Oakland), Sac-Town, and San Jose? Bay Area has a huge fanbase for their teams. Mostly legit, loyal fans, not many bandwagoners except those Bay Area Laker fans. (no offense)

The Raven
07-17-2010, 01:32 PM
Im just dying for the Clippers to get their *** out of LA. they put no product out on the field and seem to only wanna live off being in LA. I say get their ***** outta here

Gopherdale
07-17-2010, 03:49 PM
As a Sonic fan, I don't know if I would want the tainted NBA back in our state/city. I'm afraid that if I saw David Stern @ SeaTac airport I would be very tempted to put my fist in his solar plexes, then raise my knee to his face, and as he bends over in pain I would then give him a Capt. James T. Kirk judo chop to his latisimus dorsi at the base of his neck and then await security to take me to jail overnight. One day in jail, fine, and probation would totally be worth it! One can always dream, eh? :D

Kleonidas
07-17-2010, 03:59 PM
Somewhere in Kentucky and St.Louis there should be a team. After the ref did jail time, I just don't see a Vegas team....

Hellcrooner
07-17-2010, 04:34 PM
Somewhere in Kentucky and St.Louis there should be a team. After the ref did jail time, I just don't see a Vegas team....

bring back the kentucy coloneles.

They wer robed their entrace in the merger.

Gopherdale
07-17-2010, 07:25 PM
Let's not forget Jackie Moon and the Flint Tropics!