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SNYmets86
12-07-2010, 09:22 AM
According to a league source who told FanHouse of this news late Thursday, there is reason to believe the league is looking strongly at the possibility of moving the team to Kansas City and the Sprint Center that was built in 2007.

Read more NBA news and insight: http://www.hoopsworld.com/HeadlineStories.asp?lc=NBA&c=1&TEAM_ID=&PLAYER_ID=&hd=20101207#STORY_29888#ixzz17RZAZZeF

Gram
12-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Didn't Stern say the only reason the League is purchasing the Hornets is to keep them in New Orleans?

iCOOKiE MONSTER
12-07-2010, 09:37 AM
^ It's gonna be weird to have a KC team

jkcronyn
12-07-2010, 09:58 AM
god damnit the thunder will never attract free agent talent becaues they live in OKLAHOMA CITY. wanna know why bron bron couldnt get bosh to come to cleveland? cause miami had an offer on the table... sometimes it turns out players care where they live for 9 months out of the year and kansas city si not high on everyones list... chris paul is so gone if that happens

Dr Cyanide 28
12-07-2010, 10:14 AM
hell id go to KC, but thats because barbecue makes me J*** in my pants

MurderousPress
12-07-2010, 10:40 AM
hell id go to KC, but thats because barbecue makes me J*** in my pants

Cosign. I think you're on to something.

Sadds The Gr8
12-07-2010, 01:35 PM
KC? would that even be a big NBA market?

jtsunami
12-07-2010, 01:43 PM
You would think at some point Las Vegas will get ONE sports team. Las Vegas is bigger than KC as well as 13 other current NBA markets.

CavsYanksDuke
12-07-2010, 01:49 PM
One more reason to hate the NBA...

THE NBA! ******* OVER SMALL TOWN TEAMS FOR FUN!

otwisted
12-07-2010, 01:52 PM
St. Louis should get a team, that city seems to be a pretty good sports town. Just a thought.

arkanian215
12-07-2010, 01:53 PM
One more reason to hate the NBA...

THE NBA! ******* OVER SMALL TOWN TEAMS FOR FUN!

Except they're giving another small town a team.

MJ-BULLS
12-07-2010, 01:58 PM
if the Hornets are indeed looking to move to Kansas City.

I would rather have them stay in New Orleans. not really sure if they move to Kansas City that they will be able to support a NBA team.

GodsSon
12-07-2010, 01:58 PM
Seattle is interested

arkanian215
12-07-2010, 01:59 PM
Why not Seattle?

tbone2171
12-07-2010, 01:59 PM
You would think at some point Las Vegas will get ONE sports team. Las Vegas is bigger than KC as well as 13 other current NBA markets.

Lolz at your sig

newenglandking
12-07-2010, 02:10 PM
I would rather see em move to pittsburgh

CavsYanksDuke
12-07-2010, 02:10 PM
Except they're giving another small town a team.

Yeah, because they didn't take the Jazz from us and move them to Utah where there is no dancing, ever. This isn't a gift from the NBA to KC. They aren't awarding a small town with a team, they're finding a city where they can make more money. That's what it is. Money talks, I get it. It just sucks to have two fan bases in NOLA die thanks to the NBA.

KaneMarko
12-07-2010, 02:11 PM
Kansas City may be a small town in the “technical” sense when compared to the larger markets. But it has a pretty strong sports fan base. We aren’t unlike any other town in that if the team continues to put out bad products year after year then the crowds will be low. The Chiefs have struggled in recent years but the product and the crowds have improved drastically this year. Prior to this year the crowds were very low for Chiefs games. Now, the crowds are much larger at stadium that seats 78,000.

If the Hornets come to KC they will get good fan support as long as the organization puts a competitive product on the floor. Otherwise, KC isn’t unlike any other market. Does anyone think the Lakers are going to draw a full house every night if they start losing 50 games a year and missing the playoffs? KC is a potentially very attractive place for an NBA franchise. $276 million dollar arena that was ranked as one of the best in the country that sits in the middle of a revitalized and growing downtown. And the arena is ran by the same people who run Staples Center in Los Angeles.

KaneMarko
12-07-2010, 02:13 PM
Why not Seattle?

Seattle is interesting. But isn't their arena issue one of the reasons why the Sonics left Seattle?

Mochalman
12-07-2010, 02:14 PM
You would think at some point Las Vegas will get ONE sports team. Las Vegas is bigger than KC as well as 13 other current NBA markets.

too many distractions in vegas.

metsfaninSTL
12-07-2010, 02:17 PM
St. Louis should get a team, that city seems to be a pretty good sports town. Just a thought.

i would love for STL to get a team. i love basketball but i dont follow the NBA much, mostly because there is no team here and i dont get to watch a lot of games.

Young and Stupid
12-07-2010, 02:24 PM
Seattle is interested

Durant or Westbrook?

...sorry Seattle.

Dade County
12-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I think if they are trying to bring a team back to Seattle, they should move OKC back to Seattle, and move the Hornets to Oklahoma. Seattle deserves their team back/ Kevin Durant back.


And I was also thinking, What if the Hornets/Leauge make a trade for Melo; Nba fans would go crazy, because it would be seen as, they brought in a super star, just so the Hornets franchise can stay/survive in New Orleans. Because realistically the Hornets should not have any pieces to even get a Melo, unless you trade Paul, which would defeat the purpose.

jiggin
12-07-2010, 02:48 PM
did that new stadium replace Kemper Arena?

KaneMarko
12-07-2010, 02:55 PM
did that new stadium replace Kemper Arena?

For all intents and purposes, yes. Although Kemper still stands a little ways west of the Sprint Center and still hosts occasional events.

Klivlend
12-07-2010, 03:14 PM
Seattle please!

D Roses Bulls
12-07-2010, 03:24 PM
Didn't Stern say the only reason the League is purchasing the Hornets is to keep them in New Orleans?

stern is a liar. he went from probably the best commissioner in all of sports to probably one of the worst in this decade alone.

Giraffes Rule
12-07-2010, 03:27 PM
You would think at some point Las Vegas will get ONE sports team. Las Vegas is bigger than KC as well as 13 other current NBA markets.

Attendance is bad in Miami, could you imagine how awful it would be in Vegas?

ccg34
12-07-2010, 03:37 PM
I think if they are trying to bring a team back to Seattle, they should move OKC back to Seattle, and move the Hornets to Oklahoma. Seattle deserves their team back/ Kevin Durant back.

Bring back our Sonics. The Hornets was supposed to be the team going to OKC in the first place. :clap: I highly doubt this happens but I can always dream.

ccg34
12-07-2010, 03:38 PM
stern is a liar. he went from probably the best commissioner in all of sports to probably one of the worst in this decade alone.

Stern is a shim. He likes men especially Clay Bennett.

Kleonidas
12-07-2010, 03:50 PM
If the goal is to sell tickets then Louisville would be best imho.

king4day
12-07-2010, 04:24 PM
Do it, change the team name, and give Charlotte back its Hornets!!!

NateyB24
12-07-2010, 04:26 PM
Wait...but didn't Stern said he would do anything to keep this team in New Orleans? ROFL told you he is a liar can't trust anything he does or says.

Ty Fast
12-07-2010, 05:08 PM
seattle or st louis would be better than k.c

Geargo Wallace
12-07-2010, 05:25 PM
this is some ****ed up ****

Basketash
12-07-2010, 05:38 PM
Attendance is bad in Miami, could you imagine how awful it would be in Vegas?

http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance

6th in AVG attendance, get your facts right

tangent12
12-07-2010, 05:45 PM
Good. New Orleans doesn't deserve the team.

Kinglorious
12-07-2010, 05:56 PM
I always thought that Kansas City deserved an NBA team. I'm just not sure if relocating the Hornets is the right move, or at least the fair move. :confused:

aussie
12-07-2010, 06:08 PM
if hornets were to move anywhere i would hope its seattle and lure back durant to seattle

CP3 + KD35 = :drool:

but i hope we stay in NOLA

FKNRUEHH925
12-07-2010, 06:24 PM
I'd be a Chiefs fan and a horet fan if this happened

aussie
12-07-2010, 06:50 PM
or.... New York Hornets

CP3 + Melo
they both happy together and melo is happy in new york with Lala

Corey
12-07-2010, 07:25 PM
KC would actually be a pretty decent landing spot IMO.

I'd still love to see a Vegas team, but that's just asking for trouble.

Raps18-19 Champ
12-07-2010, 07:29 PM
As much as I would like the Hornets to stay in NO, that city cannot support 2 major teams in football and basketball with a population that is like less than 1 mil.

KaneMarko
12-08-2010, 12:17 PM
In reality, I don't think New Orleans has to worry about the threat of KC taking the Hornets. Despite my desire to land an NBA team, local officials here in KC act as if they don't want an NBA team. And it's suspected that AEG might not want a pro-team in the Sprint Center because they fear it may hurt their precious concert sales.

Which makes perfect sense because they told us if we approved $276 million in funds to build the arena they'd do everything they could to get an anchor tenant for the arena. So basically we have a quarter billion dollar sports arena, was sold to us as such, but in reality is just a really expensive concert hall. Nice.

So the way it sounds right now, if there is a threat of another city taking the Hornets, it probably won't be Kansas City.

PennyMy#1
12-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Seattle should get the Sonics back. But, it would be **** to lose the Hornets. Would that be a Kansas City Hornets team then ? Or how will that work out ?

Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Sonics, Washington Bullets, where are you ?

NateyB24
12-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Seattle should get the Sonics back. But, it would be **** to lose the Hornets. Would that be a Kansas City Hornets team then ? Or how will that work out ?

Charlotte Hornets, Seattle Sonics, Washington Bullets, where are you ?

If it went to Seattle it would most likely have to go back to the Sonics if thats what your asking.

WolvesJagsOs
12-08-2010, 04:51 PM
KC? ehh, idk.