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Febuary21st2011
11-21-2011, 11:19 AM
If they get rid of these two teams, it would end the lockout, and the owners wld be happy because they wouldnt have to share their revenue with 2 teams, that are losing money, i think if they do this, and set the BRI at like 51 or 52% that we could have a deal and Chris Paul could be a knick after they amnesty billups, we would have a season, and the NBA would be more successful than ever

lets face it, when CP3 comes to NY, which is a fact, and this picture proves it:http://lockerz.com/s/153491895

as well as this: http://media.syracuse.com/sports/photo/10261840-large.jpg

and inside sources are reporting that Jackson will come to the knicks, wether he will be signed as a head coach or the offensive coordinator, idk, but: http://blogs.bettor.com/Shaquille-ONeal-believes-Phil-Jackson-will-return-to-NBA-as-a-head-coach-of-the-New-York-Knicks-a112959


adding another superteam will increase revenues even more

the hornets arent going anywhere, they dont even have an owner right now, so i think it would be best to contract them, and in a few years, discuss bringing them back, but not in NO

as for the bobcats, with jordan retired, i dont see how they win a championship this season, they cant even get the #1 pick or a top 3 pick in the draft, they should contract them, and he can get his money back and just buy the hawks or something.

this is probably the best option to save the season

or they can just decertify, have the league regulate freeagency so that there are 4 superteams, 2 per conference, and increase revenues that way

thoughts?

29$JerZ
11-21-2011, 11:22 AM
The NBA owns the Hornets for a reason. They will not contract them.
Bobcats won't get contracted either. Contraction as a whole is the last thing the NBA needs.

And Paul being a Knick is not happening. He'll have to give up too much to make it happen and for a player of his stature it makes 0 sense to do it when a CBA isn't even formed yet. It's a big dream Knick fans have that is just a dream; not reality.

jeter 2
11-21-2011, 11:32 AM
Yes, they should cut out the Cavs too.

Badluck33
11-21-2011, 11:44 AM
raptors too

Badluck33
11-21-2011, 11:45 AM
if anything, i see the hornets moving to NJ

YoungOne
11-21-2011, 11:47 AM
melo and cp3 together proof anything? :D

AntiG
11-21-2011, 11:55 AM
Yes they should contract them, along with the Timberwolves.

8kobe24
11-21-2011, 12:15 PM
NBA should contract all the small market teams that claim that they are "losing" money. Note to Mr. Jordan: owning an NBA team or I should say any professional team is not a get rich quick scheme..it takes hard work, patience, having the right personnel around you, and wise decisions, see successful pro sports team owners: Jerry Buss, James Dolan, George Steinbrenner, Jerry Jones.

BuddhaMONK
11-21-2011, 12:18 PM
If they get rid of these two teams, it would end the lockout, and the owners wld be happy because they wouldnt have to share their revenue with 2 teams, that are losing money, i think if they do this, and set the BRI at like 51 or 52% that we could have a deal and Chris Paul could be a knick after they amnesty billups, we would have a season, and the NBA would be more successful than ever

lets face it, when CP3 comes to NY, which is a fact, and this picture proves it:http://lockerz.com/s/153491895

as well as this: http://media.syracuse.com/sports/photo/10261840-large.jpg

and inside sources are reporting that Jackson will come to the knicks, wether he will be signed as a head coach or the offensive coordinator, idk, but: http://blogs.bettor.com/Shaquille-ONeal-believes-Phil-Jackson-will-return-to-NBA-as-a-head-coach-of-the-New-York-Knicks-a112959


adding another superteam will increase revenues even more

the hornets arent going anywhere, they dont even have an owner right now, so i think it would be best to contract them, and in a few years, discuss bringing them back, but not in NO

as for the bobcats, with jordan retired, i dont see how they win a championship this season, they cant even get the #1 pick or a top 3 pick in the draft, they should contract them, and he can get his money back and just buy the hawks or something.

this is probably the best option to save the season

or they can just decertify, have the league regulate freeagency so that there are 4 superteams, 2 per conference, and increase revenues that way

thoughts?

no, they should be moved to vancouver and st. louis

PhillyFaninLA
11-21-2011, 12:18 PM
I have picture of me in every time zone in the country I guess that proves I am somehow in each time zone at this exact moment.

Pics prove nothing and TC look up the definition of fact. Its only a fact when a contract is signed or a trade occurs.

BuddhaMONK
11-21-2011, 12:18 PM
raptors too

suck my ****ing ****.....you do realize that the Raptors are in the top 10 for most profitable NBA teams...u stupid ****

truther
11-21-2011, 12:20 PM
raptors too

:facepalm:

if anything, i see the hornets moving to NJ

now idk if you're ignorant or trolling but you think raptors should be contracted but a team to be moved to NJ really ..

truther
11-21-2011, 12:22 PM
melo and cp3 together proof anything? :D

proves everything man
http://thecityline.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/lebron-new-york.jpg

kjoke
11-21-2011, 12:22 PM
no. Move to the other side of canada. Maybe calgary or montreal.

gotoHcarolina52
11-21-2011, 12:25 PM
Contract the Raptors. That team is a waste of space, time and money.

:silly:

Dade County
11-21-2011, 12:26 PM
YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If N.O can't get Howard in a trade, to team up with Cp3.... Throw the hornets in the trash.

And I have nothing to say about the Bobcats... Get rid of them both!

BuddhaMONK
11-21-2011, 12:27 PM
no. Move to the other side of canada. Maybe calgary or montreal.

Vancouver should get a team back, they got a stadium and they never got a fair chance the first time around with heisly, also they would draw from Seatle since they lost their team....Calgary couldn't support NBA...Montreal probably could though.

Vincent33
11-21-2011, 12:43 PM
There are about 4 teams too many in the league. Even cutting just two teams would be good. Then realign the conferences to the Atlantic/Central in the East and the Pacific/Midwest for the West.

BuddhaMONK
11-21-2011, 12:47 PM
There are about 4 teams too many in the league. Even cutting just two teams would be good. Then realign the conferences to the Atlantic/Central in the East and the Pacific/Midwest for the West.

Milwaukee, minesota, memphis. indiana, new orleans.....5 poorest teams in the league in that order.

rapsjaysfan88
11-21-2011, 01:06 PM
seattle and van city should get charlotte and new orleans.

mttwlsn16
11-21-2011, 01:09 PM
proof chris paul is not going to the knicks

http://media.photobucket.com/image/chris%20paul%20clippers/Zac_Sweeney/NBA%2520Photoshops/Chris%2520Paul%2520in%252030%2520Teams/Clipper.png

smith&wesson
11-21-2011, 01:36 PM
YES contract the lakers, celtics, bulls & heat

maybe the rest of the teams will have a chance = )

MJ-BULLS
11-21-2011, 01:42 PM
YES contract the lakers, celtics, bulls & heat

maybe the rest of the teams will have a chance = )

:no:

beasted86
11-21-2011, 01:45 PM
Move or contract

todu82
11-21-2011, 01:47 PM
No, please no contraction. Find a suitable owner for those teams who will make those teams work.

smith&wesson
11-21-2011, 02:01 PM
:no:

lol just playing

WadeKobe
11-21-2011, 02:07 PM
If they get rid of these two teams, it would end the lockout, and the owners wld be happy because they wouldnt have to share their revenue with 2 teams, that are losing money, i think if they do this, and set the BRI at like 51 or 52% that we could have a deal and Chris Paul could be a knick after they amnesty billups, we would have a season, and the NBA would be more successful than ever

lets face it, when CP3 comes to NY, which is a fact, and this picture proves it:http://lockerz.com/s/153491895

as well as this: http://media.syracuse.com/sports/photo/10261840-large.jpg

and inside sources are reporting that Jackson will come to the knicks, wether he will be signed as a head coach or the offensive coordinator, idk, but: http://blogs.bettor.com/Shaquille-ONeal-believes-Phil-Jackson-will-return-to-NBA-as-a-head-coach-of-the-New-York-Knicks-a112959


adding another superteam will increase revenues even more

the hornets arent going anywhere, they dont even have an owner right now, so i think it would be best to contract them, and in a few years, discuss bringing them back, but not in NO

as for the bobcats, with jordan retired, i dont see how they win a championship this season, they cant even get the #1 pick or a top 3 pick in the draft, they should contract them, and he can get his money back and just buy the hawks or something.

this is probably the best option to save the season

or they can just decertify, have the league regulate freeagency so that there are 4 superteams, 2 per conference, and increase revenues that way

thoughts?

1) No, Chris Paul will never be a Knick. Book it. The Knicks are doomed to suck forever. Chris Paul will not come. Book it. Welcome to irrelevance, lame NY.

2) Chris Paul will never be a Knick.

3) No, Chris Paul is not going to NY.

4) Yes, they should contract about 7 teams, both of those teams included.

DaBUU
11-21-2011, 02:10 PM
No one is contracting the Bobcats until we get that effen draft pick! After that, dump that lame franchise, sorry Mike.

sixer04fan
11-21-2011, 02:13 PM
Honestly, they should contract every team except for the Knicks.

mightybosstone
11-21-2011, 02:23 PM
I'm torn, because on one hand, I believe contraction would fix some of the league's problems and create more talented teams overall. (However, I'm not sure if just two fewer teams will fix the issues) On the other hand, I think both of those franchises COULD be successful if they were run better.

Look at how big college basketball is in North Carolina. If you put the right pieces in place, drafted a Duke or UNC guy every once in a while and built a competitive franchise there, I feel like that franchise could be like the Pacers, a relatively successful small market team that thrives in an area where basketball is king.

As for New Orleans, look how big the Saints are... And Chris Paul is truly one of the most underrated players in all of sports. If they could put a halfway decent team around him, they would start to compete for championships and the city would rally around them. I'm shocked that there isn't any willing owner who would be willing to take over a franchise with a top 5 player in a market that loves a winner.

If you put the right pieces in place around these franchises and market them better, I honestly feel like either of them could be successful...

stonerteddy
11-21-2011, 02:31 PM
haha cut out the raptors, thats funny! they have the highest ticket prices and always have a good crowd, they make mad amounts of money for the leauge, but you do tell good jokes

Cal827
11-21-2011, 03:23 PM
Contract David Stern and Billy Hunter.. All they do is **** up the league...

If not, we should contract the Lakers, Bulls, Heat, Raptors, and Knicks. and when that happens, WW3 will start here on PSD :D

Chronz
11-21-2011, 03:26 PM
I dont know about contraction but we should definitely move alot of these franchises.

beasted86
11-21-2011, 07:36 PM
I'm torn, because on one hand, I believe contraction would fix some of the league's problems and create more talented teams overall. (However, I'm not sure if just two fewer teams will fix the issues) On the other hand, I think both of those franchises COULD be successful if they were run better.

Look at how big college basketball is in North Carolina. If you put the right pieces in place, drafted a Duke or UNC guy every once in a while and built a competitive franchise there, I feel like that franchise could be like the Pacers, a relatively successful small market team that thrives in an area where basketball is king.

As for New Orleans, look how big the Saints are... And Chris Paul is truly one of the most underrated players in all of sports. If they could put a halfway decent team around him, they would start to compete for championships and the city would rally around them. I'm shocked that there isn't any willing owner who would be willing to take over a franchise with a top 5 player in a market that loves a winner.

If you put the right pieces in place around these franchises and market them better, I honestly feel like either of them could be successful...
At the end of the day, success doesn't equal profit.

The Tampa Bay Rays are one of the best teams in baseball for the past 4 seasons, but one of the bottom 3 teams in attendance since forever. They would have folded long ago without baseball's expansive revenue sharing.

In the NBA, even with a properly managed team, the same thing will happen. The local media and fanbase really cannot support certain teams financially, and they are dragging down the league by making bigger market teams and CBA players givebacks pay for them to continue. Let those talented GMs, Coaches, and players go to a better market that needs help like a Golden State Warriors or Los Angeles Clippers who suck in the standings every single year.

Pierzynski4Prez
11-21-2011, 07:54 PM
lol at the OP's links and those being proof that CP3 and Phil Jackson are going to NY

Also, lol at the OP starting a Thread about the Hornets and Bobcats but instead talking about moves the Knicks are making. The best option for the NBA is to just give everyone to the Knicks? I feel bad for other NY fans that gain their reputation from posters like you.

itsripcity32
11-21-2011, 08:00 PM
If they get rid of these two teams, it would end the lockout, and the owners wld be happy because they wouldnt have to share their revenue with 2 teams, that are losing money, i think if they do this, and set the BRI at like 51 or 52% that we could have a deal and Chris Paul could be a knick after they amnesty billups, we would have a season, and the NBA would be more successful than ever

lets face it, when CP3 comes to NY, which is a fact, and this picture proves it:http://lockerz.com/s/153491895

as well as this: http://media.syracuse.com/sports/photo/10261840-large.jpg

and inside sources are reporting that Jackson will come to the knicks, wether he will be signed as a head coach or the offensive coordinator, idk, but: http://blogs.bettor.com/Shaquille-ONeal-believes-Phil-Jackson-will-return-to-NBA-as-a-head-coach-of-the-New-York-Knicks-a112959


adding another superteam will increase revenues even more

the hornets arent going anywhere, they dont even have an owner right now, so i think it would be best to contract them, and in a few years, discuss bringing them back, but not in NO

as for the bobcats, with jordan retired, i dont see how they win a championship this season, they cant even get the #1 pick or a top 3 pick in the draft, they should contract them, and he can get his money back and just buy the hawks or something.

this is probably the best option to save the season

or they can just decertify, have the league regulate freeagency so that there are 4 superteams, 2 per conference, and increase revenues that way

thoughts?
is February 21st 2011 the day you became a knicks fan?

Bulls_fan90
11-21-2011, 08:00 PM
lol at the OP's links and those being proof that CP3 and Phil Jackson are going to NY

Also, lol at the OP starting a Thread about the Hornets and Bobcats but instead talking about moves the Knicks are making. The best option for the NBA is to just give everyone to the Knicks? I feel bad for other NY fans that gain their reputation from posters like you.

I came to post this. Good post. :clap:

Pierzynski4Prez
11-21-2011, 08:05 PM
Proof CP3 going to NJ
https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuEJohwYTTKM8ozVs1AfgD1quOailCe DV3iEr2dIsBGRB-jRT6fA

Proof CP3 is going to OKC
https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVetweLdBJdyyjyAKcBNjFG39a9Mda_ 06EJzi01U4s_HQEXkUX

Proof CP3 is joining the PBA
https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTGBz0hWpiXvsduWCZaSP2zxX74pBFnb SFn90BpC8B2ubhkgP5u

Proof CP3 is going to Miami
https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTX8PG9O6xsBYzas-bwnTpSvGNNX2zI3upec1vygTlkJ1pGUbRGWA

Cromedome
11-22-2011, 01:40 AM
lol at the OP's links and those being proof that CP3 and Phil Jackson are going to NY

Also, lol at the OP starting a Thread about the Hornets and Bobcats but instead talking about moves the Knicks are making. The best option for the NBA is to just give everyone to the Knicks? I feel bad for other NY fans that gain their reputation from posters like you.


?

I guess if a Mexican or African American stuck you up at gun point... you'd think EVERY Mexican or African American is a criminal?



Made no sense to me either.

effen5
11-22-2011, 01:50 AM
Proof CP3 going to NJ
https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuEJohwYTTKM8ozVs1AfgD1quOailCe DV3iEr2dIsBGRB-jRT6fA

Proof CP3 is going to OKC
https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVetweLdBJdyyjyAKcBNjFG39a9Mda_ 06EJzi01U4s_HQEXkUX

Proof CP3 is joining the PBA
https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTGBz0hWpiXvsduWCZaSP2zxX74pBFnb SFn90BpC8B2ubhkgP5u

Proof CP3 is going to Miami
https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTX8PG9O6xsBYzas-bwnTpSvGNNX2zI3upec1vygTlkJ1pGUbRGWA

Proof Durant is coming to Chicago?

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9083/kevindurantbulls.jpg

Am I doing it right?

Cal827
11-22-2011, 01:54 AM
lol, proof that Samuel L Jackson is leaving his acting Career and Joining the Toronto Raptors?

http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/gallery_images/photos/000/799/983/GYI0063990519_crop_450x500.jpg?1300652396

PrettyBoyJ
11-22-2011, 02:38 AM
I would consider relocating a team before contracting it.. I think a move like that could hurt the NBA brand

Vikingfan84
11-22-2011, 03:14 AM
The Hornets and Bobcats have nothing to do with the lockout. So get your facts straight. The only reason the Hornets are owned by the NBA is because they want to keep the Hornets in New Orleans and not have someone buy them and relocate them if it doesn't need to be done.

Vikingfan84
11-22-2011, 03:17 AM
Contract the Raptors. That team is a waste of space, time and money.

:silly:

Now here is a team I'd agree with. Those Canadians don't care about basketball. Hockey and Canadian football is the only thing that gets any interest up there.

abe_froman
11-22-2011, 03:18 AM
maybe,it might be the right move...but i'd try looking for relocation first(seattle and vancover had better support yet were moved...)

Antbanks21
11-22-2011, 03:30 AM
proof zac efron is teaming up with Kobe after a successful career with the wildcats

http://cdn.buzznet.com/media/jjr/headlines/2011/04/zac-efron-lakers-stand-up-cancer.jpg

playmaker_41
11-22-2011, 03:32 AM
no. Move to the other side of canada. Maybe calgary or montreal.

montreal isn't on the other side lol

Monta is beast
11-22-2011, 04:23 AM
This is a joke. You want to get ride of teams? The chances of that happening are literally zero. If fans are pissed off now, imagine after they get ride of a couple teams. I personally think that "super teams" are ruining the NBA, but that's another argument. I know you were just thinking hypothetically, but it's not happening. And Paul might go to NY. Just saying because I don't want you guys to get disappointed again.

BuddhaMONK
11-22-2011, 05:25 AM
Now here is a team I'd agree with. Those Canadians don't care about basketball. Hockey and Canadian football is the only thing that gets any interest up there.

how come I have to wait 2 hours to play a ****ing pickup game at a facility with over 20 basketball nets than?

Wade>You
11-22-2011, 06:05 AM
I'd substitute the Hornets for Washington and would contract the Clippers and Cavs while we're at it. Just think of the young talent those teams have that will go to the other teams that are one player away from being playoff contender. Teams like Wolves, Bucks, Kings, etc. will benefit big time.

Arch Stanton
11-22-2011, 08:52 AM
I'd substitute the Hornets for Washington and would contract the Clippers and Cavs while we're at it. Just think of the young talent those teams have that will go to the other teams that are one player away from being playoff contender. Teams like Wolves, Bucks, Kings, etc. will benefit big time.

You don't want to contract the Cavs... Who else would Miami steal talent from in the future? Oh yeah the Raptors that's right. You gotta keep your cash cows.

Arch Stanton
11-22-2011, 08:53 AM
This is a joke. You want to get ride of teams? The chances of that happening are literally zero. If fans are pissed off now, imagine after they get ride of a couple teams. I personally think that "super teams" are ruining the NBA, but that's another argument. I know you were just thinking hypothetically, but it's not happening. And Paul might go to NY. Just saying because I don't want you guys to get disappointed again.

:clap:

assisi805
11-22-2011, 09:31 AM
Now here is a team I'd agree with. Those Canadians don't care about basketball. Hockey and Canadian football is the only thing that gets any interest up there.

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm:

naps
11-22-2011, 09:51 AM
lets face it, when CP3 comes to NY, which is a fact, and this picture proves it:http://lockerz.com/s/153491895

as well as this: http://media.syracuse.com/sports/photo/10261840-large.jpg

and inside sources are reporting that Jackson will come to the knicks, wether he will be signed as a head coach or the offensive coordinator, idk, but: http://blogs.bettor.com/Shaquille-ONeal-believes-Phil-Jackson-will-return-to-NBA-as-a-head-coach-of-the-New-York-Knicks-a112959



Are you ****ing serious? Really feel bad for good Knicks fans. SMH...

truther
11-22-2011, 09:52 AM
Now here is a team I'd agree with. Those Canadians don't care about basketball. Hockey and Canadian football is the only thing that gets any interest up there.

yeah thats why raptors are 10th most valuable franchise in the nba right?:facepalm:

daleja424
11-22-2011, 10:03 AM
No. I would actually rather see a bunch of teams moved to other markets than outright contracted.

Any team that has been in the bottom 10 in attendance for 4 of the last 5 years should be considered for relocation.

Bobcats- MOVED
Bucks- MOVED
T-Wolves- Saved (for now)... pretty large market
76ers- Saved... large market
Hawks- Saved (for now)... large market
Hornets- MOVED
Grizz- Saved (for now)... up and coming franchise
Nets- Saved (already moving to Brooklyn)
Kings- Saved (for now)... large market
Pacers- Saved (for now)... historical reasons

So that leaves us relocating 3 teams; 2 eastern conference teams (Bobcats and Bucks) and 1 western conference teams (Hornets). I would move these teams to larger markets.

Bucks move to Montreal (2x larger market)
Bobcats move to Tampa Bay (slightly larger market + In more desirable destination)
Hornets move to Seattle (3x larger market + basketball hungry)

I would also shift the Clippers down to San Diego where they can have their own good sized market instead of living in the Lakers shadow.

The new excitement in these markets would generate a burst of revenue... and it would be better to see if these franchises could sustain themselves in a different market before contracting them.

There are enough markets large enough out there to sustain a 30-32 team league IMO. Contraction isn't needed. Relocation is.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-22-2011, 10:32 AM
lol at OP thinking that pictures proof that CP3 is coming to the knicks.

silly knicks fans:laugh2:

king4day
11-22-2011, 10:37 AM
NBA should contract all the small market teams that claim that they are "losing" money. Note to Mr. Jordan: owning an NBA team or I should say any professional team is not a get rich quick scheme..it takes hard work, patience, having the right personnel around you, and wise decisions, see successful pro sports team owners: Jerry Buss, James Dolan, George Steinbrenner, Jerry Jones.

Jordan has been owner for 1 season. So far he's started to strip down the mess he has and drafted two solid prospects. That sounds like patience to me.

daleja424
11-22-2011, 10:40 AM
Jordan has been owner for 1 season. So far he's started to strip down the mess he has and drafted two solid prospects. That sounds like patience to me.

HUH? How is that showing patience?

Trying to turn a team around talent wise and financially in one year, failing to do so, and then demanding a hand out demonstrates PATIENCE?

BuddhaMONK
11-22-2011, 10:55 AM
yeah thats why raptors are 10th most valuable franchise in the nba right?:facepalm:

I feel sorry for Americans who aren't ignorant...dumbasses like that guy are given them a bad rep. it's basically the equivalent of me saying that the nhl should contract the Rangers because Americans don't like hockey (even though they are in the top 5 most valuable franchises).

BuddhaMONK
11-22-2011, 11:04 AM
No. I would actually rather see a bunch of teams moved to other markets than outright contracted.

Any team that has been in the bottom 10 in attendance for 4 of the last 5 years should be considered for relocation.

Bobcats- MOVED
Bucks- MOVED
T-Wolves- Saved (for now)... pretty large market
76ers- Saved... large market
Hawks- Saved (for now)... large market
Hornets- MOVED
Grizz- Saved (for now)... up and coming franchise
Nets- Saved (already moving to Brooklyn)
Kings- Saved (for now)... large market
Pacers- Saved (for now)... historical reasons

So that leaves us relocating 3 teams; 2 eastern conference teams (Bobcats and Bucks) and 1 western conference teams (Hornets). I would move these teams to larger markets.

Bucks move to Montreal (2x larger market)
Bobcats move to Tampa Bay (slightly larger market + In more desirable destination)
Hornets move to Seattle (3x larger market + basketball hungry)

I would also shift the Clippers down to San Diego where they can have their own good sized market instead of living in the Lakers shadow.

The new excitement in these markets would generate a burst of revenue... and it would be better to see if these franchises could sustain themselves in a different market before contracting them.

There are enough markets large enough out there to sustain a 30-32 team league IMO. Contraction isn't needed. Relocation is.

Seattle doesn't have a stadium yet do they? I would Love to see the Montreal Expos reincarnated as a basketball team that would be sick (22,000 people showed for a preseason raptor gm last season). Tampa and orlando are like a hour and a half a part aren't they could they support two team that close...I'd put a team in st louis before I put a third team in Florida.

Febuary21st2011
11-22-2011, 11:24 AM
is February 21st 2011 the day you became a knicks fan?

yea, that was the day we got Meloooooooooooo, didnt everyone else become a fan then too?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-22-2011, 11:25 AM
yea, that was the day we got Meloooooooooooo, didnt everyone else become a fan then too?

:facepalm:

PlezPlayDKnicks
11-22-2011, 11:29 AM
This thread is a bash thread created by a dupe account from RekeHavok!!!!!!!!!! Please do not feed the troll... Every thread is created about cap space , Cp3 etc etc...

LakersIn5
11-22-2011, 11:38 AM
yes contract them. they suck and dont generate money. unlike teams like raptors yes they suck but atleast they have fans and earn money. lol

Appstate2012
11-22-2011, 12:09 PM
If they get rid of these two teams, it would end the lockout, and the owners wld be happy because they wouldnt have to share their revenue with 2 teams, that are losing money, i think if they do this, and set the BRI at like 51 or 52% that we could have a deal and Chris Paul could be a knick after they amnesty billups, we would have a season, and the NBA would be more successful than ever

lets face it, when CP3 comes to NY, which is a fact, and this picture proves it:http://lockerz.com/s/153491895

as well as this: http://media.syracuse.com/sports/photo/10261840-large.jpg

and inside sources are reporting that Jackson will come to the knicks, wether he will be signed as a head coach or the offensive coordinator, idk, but: http://blogs.bettor.com/Shaquille-ONeal-believes-Phil-Jackson-will-return-to-NBA-as-a-head-coach-of-the-New-York-Knicks-a112959


adding another superteam will increase revenues even more

the hornets arent going anywhere, they dont even have an owner right now, so i think it would be best to contract them, and in a few years, discuss bringing them back, but not in NO

as for the bobcats, with jordan retired, i dont see how they win a championship this season, they cant even get the #1 pick or a top 3 pick in the draft, they should contract them, and he can get his money back and just buy the hawks or something.

this is probably the best option to save the season

or they can just decertify, have the league regulate freeagency so that there are 4 superteams, 2 per conference, and increase revenues that way

thoughts?

What in the crap does this have to do with Jordan being retired? Jordan never played for the Bobcats. Charlotte has proved if you put a decent team on the court, they will sell the place out. Check two years ago during our playoff season, we filled the place. Or go back 15 years to the time of the Hornets when we were in the top 3 in attendence in the NBA. The Bobcats have battle for the 8th spot in the East the past 3 seasons. Why dont you think about contracting the Clev or Washington.

Sinestro
11-22-2011, 12:58 PM
IMO move the Grizzlies or T'wolves to the Eastern Conference and move the Bobcats and Hornets to Seattle, Vegas, Vancouver, San Diego or another city that can better support them

lakers4sho
11-22-2011, 02:36 PM
What about we contract posters who start idiotic threads?

JasonJohnHorn
11-22-2011, 06:01 PM
raptors too

The Raptors? They are one of only six teams that are MAKING money. Why would you contract them? And besides, nobody would take any of their player in a contraction draft anyways ;-)

JasonJohnHorn
11-22-2011, 06:06 PM
I would love to see the look on Jordan's face if he got word that he was losing his team. OMFG!!! That would be TOO funny. Dude just does not know how to run a basketball team. Yeah... trade away Chandler and replace him with Kwambe. Didn't he already learn from his mistake in DRAFTING Kwambe witht he first pick!?!?!?!? BRILLIANT!!!! And draft Adam Morrison. And make no effort to retain your PG. And complain that your team isnt making money, but make sure to tell other owners who are losing money to sell their teams. I still remember when he wanted the Bulls to pick up Joe Wolf instead of Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen. SMH.