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Swashcuff
12-13-2010, 10:12 PM
Where would you guys like to see them. In your opionion where would be the best fit for the league and the fans.

Khalifa21
12-13-2010, 10:14 PM
If they have to leave, Seattle is the logical destination.

asandhu23
12-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Honolulu

wileyisTOFU
12-13-2010, 10:20 PM
Mexico, make it happen Stern

Chucky Woods
12-13-2010, 10:21 PM
Bridgeport Connecticut

Swashcuff
12-13-2010, 10:21 PM
If they have to leave, Seattle is the logical destination.

I hear what you're saying but I wonder how much the seattle fan base would realistically accept as the Hornets and not the Super Sonics version 2.0.

Raph12
12-13-2010, 10:22 PM
Seattle makes the most sense...

heyman321
12-13-2010, 10:25 PM
Yukon, Canada.

SensandRaps
12-13-2010, 10:30 PM
seattle or if not them give canada another team please :)

hgtiger32
12-13-2010, 10:36 PM
new orleans

Gators123
12-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Cali could use a 5th NBA team :eyebrow:

newenglandking
12-13-2010, 10:46 PM
Pittsburgh great city great fans and I love to root against them

NYtilIdie
12-13-2010, 10:53 PM
Kansas City

CB29
12-13-2010, 11:02 PM
Intercourse, Pennsylvania

znick21
12-13-2010, 11:07 PM
move them to seattle and change the bobcats name back to the hornets. pleaseeeee

xabial
12-13-2010, 11:14 PM
Las vegas...hahahahaha

thri've
12-13-2010, 11:28 PM
Flint Michigan

"Flint Tropics"

KB24PG16
12-13-2010, 11:28 PM
not in new orleans no one even comes to their games.. its sad

Supreme LA
12-13-2010, 11:49 PM
Juarez, Mexico

Mplsman
12-13-2010, 11:49 PM
Vegas would be sweet.

CHANGO
12-13-2010, 11:52 PM
Puerto Rico :violin::dance: LOL Kidding :D

Seattle... That city deserves a good team.

Supreme LA
12-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Las vegas...hahahahaha

I live in Vegas and believe me, you don't want professional athletes living and training here if they want to stay on top of their game. Way too many distractions and way too many women for any athlete to stay on top of his game.

It's the land of excess, filled with corrupt and warped people, and everyone here is a baller on a budget. I'm almost positive any pro athelete could e corrupted in this town.

jrm2054
12-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Pittsburgh lol we need a basketball team all i have is Pitt college bball :(.

black1605
12-14-2010, 12:05 AM
move them to seattle and change the bobcats name back to the hornets. pleaseeeee

This.

_KB24_
12-14-2010, 12:10 AM
Vancouver, so my little cousin can stop begging me to let him visit and take him to a Lakers game. After going to the Olympics back in February, and seeing their support, that city can definitely house a basketball team. The Canada hockey place arena was located beautifully along the little creek they have their. Amazing facility.

loufor2
12-14-2010, 12:11 AM
I hear what you're saying but I wonder how much the seattle fan base would realistically accept as the Hornets and not the Super Sonics version 2.0.

very true.

ccg34
12-14-2010, 12:22 AM
Send them to OKC then send the OKC Thunder of Seattle back to Seattle.

dunedinjays
12-14-2010, 12:26 AM
play in my backyard

NetsPaint
12-14-2010, 12:42 AM
Charlotte.

Time2Dieeee
12-14-2010, 12:53 AM
play in my backyard

where is that??

goose15
12-14-2010, 12:57 AM
I voted Vegas, will never happen though

believeinNYK
12-14-2010, 01:54 AM
Seattle... More people will show up than in New Orleans

NateyB24
12-14-2010, 02:05 AM
If they *have* to move id love a team back in Seattle.

ks32
12-14-2010, 02:21 AM
pittsburgh

PrettyBoyJ
12-14-2010, 02:28 AM
I'd say Chicago, they need another team 3rd biggest market they should have 2 teams..

AntiG
12-14-2010, 02:39 AM
I'd say Chicago, they need another team 3rd biggest market they should have 2 teams..

That'd be useless for them. This late in the game, they wouldn't be able to steal away the Bulls' fans. Maybe if someone moved there BEFORE Jordan.

What they really need to do is close down the franchise after the season and be done with it. The players can go in a dispersal draft to the worst teams (with whomever gets Paul giving up their draft pick) via lottery. Leagues like the NBA, MLB and NFL keep expanding and end up creating dying franchises by expanding into markets that don't care enough that they can turn a profit. Having less teams mean the teams will be more stacked.

NateyB24
12-14-2010, 03:05 AM
That'd be useless for them. This late in the game, they wouldn't be able to steal away the Bulls' fans. Maybe if someone moved there BEFORE Jordan.

What they really need to do is close down the franchise after the season and be done with it. The players can go in a dispersal draft to the worst teams (with whomever gets Paul giving up their draft pick) via lottery. Leagues like the NBA, MLB and NFL keep expanding and end up creating dying franchises by expanding into markets that don't care enough that they can turn a profit. Having less teams mean the teams will be more stacked.

Didn't the NBA buy the team? Why would they just get rid of it after paying 300Mil to buy it wouldn't they rather just sell it to somebody and get there $$ back?

5ass
12-14-2010, 03:29 AM
seattle or if not them give canada another team please :)

Montreal ffs

GST4TE
12-14-2010, 03:46 AM
vancouver, british columbia

stipe1280
12-14-2010, 03:48 AM
Seattle.

I live in Dallas now (Go Mavs), but I went to school up in Seattle when the Sonics were still around. I always thought it was a good basketball town and the fans really loved their team.

aussie
12-14-2010, 09:12 AM
Intercourse, Pennsylvania

hahahah

aussie
12-14-2010, 09:14 AM
aslong as the cheerleaders are hot, im happy :)

but i realistically if we can stay in NOLA, or bring Durant with us to Seattle

JasonJohnHorn
12-14-2010, 10:12 AM
I'd like to see NO keep their team. Its a great city, they've had some tough luck in recent years, but things will come around for that franchise.

That said I would also like to see Seatle get a team back. There are some franchises that just have a nice history, and its sad to see a team close up shop in a city. If any team moves to Seatle, I'd like it to be the Clippers... LA seriously does not need two teams, especially since they have two other teams (Sacramento and Goldenstate) in the state.

I would also like to see Stern go for his international plan, perhaps have a team in London England and even in Mexico City.

HOZ THE KNICK
12-14-2010, 10:37 AM
new jersey, the nets moving to ny leaves them with nothing chris paul will bring excitement over there.

heatfan03
12-14-2010, 10:50 AM
Charlotte ad move bobcats to seattle renaming sonics

SpeeMN
12-14-2010, 10:59 AM
Charlotte! I know it won't happen because that's too much change for one transaction. Move the Bobcats to Seattle, rename then the... well... Supersonics sounds good. And then move the Hornets back on over to the good old town in the good ol' days of the 90's.

todu82
12-14-2010, 11:08 AM
I'd like to see them stay in New Orleans. But if not it would be nice to see a city like Pittsburgh or St.Louis get a NBA team.

gilly
12-14-2010, 04:57 PM
London.

Kenny Powders
12-14-2010, 05:10 PM
Ottawa, Ontario. The birthplace, or closest city to, of James Naismith. The inventor of basketball.

bigsams50
12-14-2010, 05:12 PM
Charlotte! I know it won't happen because that's too much change for one transaction. Move the Bobcats to Seattle, rename then the... well... Supersonics sounds good. And then move the Hornets back on over to the good old town in the good ol' days of the 90's.

This!!!!!!!!!!

NYKalltheway
12-14-2010, 05:17 PM
Thunder goes back to Seattle and gets renamed back to SuperSonics
Hornets go back to Charlotte
Grizzlies go back to Vancouver
Bobcats go to Memphis or Oklahoma...

checkit
12-15-2010, 02:09 AM
they should stay in orleans, but my city (vegas) needs a team goddamit.

soonabooma
12-15-2010, 02:13 AM
Since there is absolutely zero chance of them going to Seattle based on the fact that they're not gonna be building a new arena any time soon and that the city doesn't have such a good relationship with the league right now.....you might as well start thinking about other destinations. It's probably gonna come down to KC, St.Louis, and Louisville.

AntiG
12-15-2010, 11:36 AM
Didn't the NBA buy the team? Why would they just get rid of it after paying 300Mil to buy it wouldn't they rather just sell it to somebody and get there $$ back?

You do realize the implications when a team has to be bought by the league instead of an owner after moving city to city right? This team from a business standpoint is a huge loss. It is not drawing the crowds, the operational costs are more than the income. The NBA already has a losing business model in the WNBA where is costs wayyyyyyyy more to keep it than to get rid of it (for the good of the game). They are trying to broker a deal to sell the Hornets in a recession but the buyers are scarce... hence why there was no immediate buyer. Its a bad business deal for any prospective owner because the fanbase is small and its not a prosperous/big city area. Contracting would really be the best thing for the NBA here. Cut the losses, get the players to other teams. There are already too many teams in the league as it is.

Jay22Redd
12-15-2010, 12:33 PM
I picked Las Vegas just because but I see Kansas City in some post so Kansas City.

Mile High Champ
12-15-2010, 01:01 PM
Vancouver. They were screwed last time by their American owner and management. The city never got a chance despite being a hotbed for basketball. BRING THE NBA BACK TO VANCOUVER!

KaneMarko
12-15-2010, 01:30 PM
Seattle is a good destination from a tradition standpoint. But Seattle would have to build a new arena or the new owner would ahve to finance one (which is even less likely to happen).

I don't see it being anyplace in California as they already have a crap-ton of teams there already. I can't see Vegas as a destination due to the gambling and various other distractions.

As another poster stated, I see it coming down to places like KC, STL, Louisville, etc. As a KC native, I'm pulling for KC. The Sprint Center is only a few years old and one of the best arenas in the country according to some and sits across the street from a new entertainment district.