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kjoke
12-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Instead of limiting big markets to not sign the big names and force them to stay on small market teams, lets move the small market teams to more profitable destinations.

I would think anywhere is better than NO.

kozelkid
12-09-2011, 08:21 PM
You've obviously never been NO during Mardi Gras or Halloween.

With all that said, what, should we just have 4 teams in every big city?

effen5
12-09-2011, 08:21 PM
:facepalm:

kjoke
12-09-2011, 08:23 PM
You've obviously never been NO during Mardi Gras or Halloween.

With all that said, what, should we just have 4 teams in every big city?

I don't have to. All I have to know is that they are losing money as an organization. Its sorta like a company in the U.S that is losing money, they move to China.

I'm not saying to only suck out on the 4 big market areas, but the U.S has a lot of cities that are huge urban areas, that are better than some locations right now.

PrettyBoyJ
12-09-2011, 08:25 PM
Not a good idea at all.. Moving a team to another city with an already existing fan base will prob cause more harm then good..

ESaady
12-09-2011, 08:25 PM
There are already big market teams in the NBA that don't get **** done on the regular anyways. It's not like anything will change.

Arch Stanton
12-09-2011, 08:27 PM
So does mean that the Heat are moving to a bigger market?

effen5
12-09-2011, 08:27 PM
I don't have to. All I have to know is that they are losing money as an organization. Its sorta like a company in the U.S that is losing money, they move to China.

I'm not saying to only suck out on the 4 big market areas, but the U.S has a lot of cities that are huge urban areas, that are better than some locations right now.

While they are at it, they should move the Saints too.

jimbobjarree
12-09-2011, 08:27 PM
NBA forum plunges to new lows

Giraffes Rule
12-09-2011, 08:27 PM
I don't think you understand what makes a media market large or small.

Arch Stanton
12-09-2011, 08:28 PM
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kjoke
12-09-2011, 08:29 PM
While they are at it, they should move the Saints too.

Are the Saints continuing to lose money? Do the Saints not have an owner?

If so, then yes.

iggypop123
12-09-2011, 08:30 PM
contract 3 teams. things wold be fine. but stern cant deliver that.

effen5
12-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Dude, you have to understand, its not the city, its the teams and the structure that is flawed right now. If anything they shouldn't move any teams, they should contract.

Should the Heat have moved when you guys were winning 11 games and nobody coming to the games even with Dwade?


Come on man.

effen5
12-09-2011, 08:31 PM
contract 3 teams. things wold be fine. but stern cant deliver that.

This.

mgsports
12-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Tampa Bay,St. Louis and KC are big markets.

gotoHcarolina52
12-09-2011, 08:32 PM
Let's move the Cavaliers to Cincinnati

lakerboy
12-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Let free market economics dictate its own path

Lake_Show2416
12-09-2011, 08:33 PM
contract 3 teams. things wold be fine. but stern cant deliver that.

unless the owners email him

kjoke
12-09-2011, 08:33 PM
Dude, you have to understand, its not the city, its the teams and the structure that is flawed right now. If anything they shouldn't move any teams, they should contract.

Contracting you also lost thousands of jobs and fans and gives all the incentive to continue contracting. I'm not saying moving every team, I'm saying all those teams that can't seem to be able to get over the hump and actually get people to the stands and are a detriment at their current locations. Sometimes a change of scenery can lead to a revived market and organization.

ink
12-09-2011, 08:34 PM
Yes let's contract 2 teams and put 7 teams each in CHI, NYC, BOS, and LA. 28 team league and a lot less travel. Happy superstars is all we want right?

OA SLAY
12-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Instead of limiting big markets to not sign the big names and force them to stay on small market teams, lets move the small market teams to more profitable destinations.

I would think anywhere is better than NO.

What about El Centro, California...I googled worst cities in US, there #1...
#2 Cleveland......:D:D:D:D:D:D

Lake_Show2416
12-09-2011, 08:35 PM
small market teams can complain all they want but they bought the team they bought, they didnt pay a billion dollars for a big market organization, they paid 400 mill for a small market team, u get wut u pay for

mgsports
12-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Orlando is a big market even if it doesn't have a MLB/NFL/NHL team.

effen5
12-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Yes let's contract 2 teams and put 7 teams each in CHI, NYC, BOS, and LA. 28 team league and a lot less travel.

Hey, at least I have 7 chances of my city winning a title then :trollface:

ink
12-09-2011, 08:38 PM
Hey, at least I have 7 chances of my city winning a title then :trollface:

Which of the 7 gets the superteam tho? :laugh2:

smith&wesson
12-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Instead of limiting big markets to not sign the big names and force them to stay on small market teams, lets move the small market teams to more profitable destinations.

I would think anywhere is better than NO.

there arent 30 big markets thats why. hell there arent even 8

Kevj77
12-09-2011, 08:40 PM
small market teams can complain all they want but they bought the team they bought, they didnt pay a billion dollars for a big market organization, they paid 400 mill for a small market team, u get wut u pay forNot only this, but they bought an NBA franchise if they wanted the NFL or NHL system they should have bought a team in one of those sports.

smith&wesson
12-09-2011, 08:43 PM
california already has the warriors, clippers, lakers, kings
new york has the knicks and is about to get the nets
texas has the spurs, rockets, and mavs.

its not that far fetched

OA SLAY
12-09-2011, 08:55 PM
The NBA should go as followed....

PACIFIC: Lakers/Warriors/Kings/Portland/Nuggets/Jazz
South: Spurs/Suns/Houston/Dallas/Atlanta/Miami/
Central: Bulls/Pacers/Cavs/Pistons/Bucks/T-Wolves
Atlantic: Celtics/Knicks/Raptors/76ers/D.C/Nets

Top 16 make playoffs.
Simple...

mgsports
12-09-2011, 09:00 PM
Where's New Orleans,Dallas and OKC in your plan? T.O Raptors.

OA SLAY
12-09-2011, 09:03 PM
Where's New Orleans,Dallas and OKC in your plan? T.O Raptors.

oh yeah Dallas shoot, add them to south take out Orlando. Others are gone.
And yes TO=RAps...
And you forgot Clippers/Memphis...But who doesnt

cooters22
12-09-2011, 09:12 PM
The only big city that maybe would want/support another team would be Chicago. And they are die-hard Bulls fan, so it would be a tough changeover. The big markets are stacked already. Kind of a dumb thread.

Arch Stanton
12-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Why don't we put all 30 teams in Miami... that way everyone can take there talents to South Beach... And they can all be friends and that way Miami will win a championship every year.

OA SLAY
12-09-2011, 09:30 PM
^^Dont think they have the population to support that.
Maybe Hong Kong

Arch Stanton
12-09-2011, 09:34 PM
^^Dont think they have the population to support that.
Maybe Hong Kong

Yep Hong Kong will work! Players can ride ferries to each other's islands. Then spend some time in Macau gambling.

IndyRealist
12-09-2011, 09:43 PM
Because the real money is made in TV and advertising deals. If there are 4 teams each in LA, New York, and Chicago, networks will realize that they're splitting the TV ratings among the 4 teams, and so will pay less for each of those broadcast rights. The only reason it works in LA is because the fanbase is so lopsided.

RevisIsland
12-09-2011, 09:59 PM
The fact that people aren't seeing the sarcasm here really makes me worry about the state of the american education system.

Mile High Champ
12-09-2011, 10:02 PM
This is perhaps the worst suggestion I have ever read to fix the NBA.

Vampirate
12-09-2011, 10:08 PM
I think real compensation when a free agent is signed would truly help.

An example is Players are put into tiers.

If let's say Chris Paul (top tier) signed with New York, New Orleans would get New Yorks next available 3 first round picks.

Mile High Champ
12-09-2011, 10:09 PM
I think real compensation when a free agent is signed would truly help.

An example is Players are put into tiers.

If let's say Chris Paul (top tier) signed with New York, New Orleans would get New Yorks next available 3 first round picks.

Not a bad alternative considering baseball already has a similar strategy. I do think these teams should compensated somehow if there star players leave via free agency.

king4day
12-09-2011, 10:12 PM
Instead of limiting big markets to not sign the big names and force them to stay on small market teams, lets move the small market teams to more profitable destinations.

I would think anywhere is better than NO.

Drew Brees and Reggie Bush have/had no problems being stars and living/playing in New Orleans. Which means it's because NBA players act like they are legendary. NFL is a bigger sport and stars don't pick from only big markets to play. NBA is just a sad state of men who whine when they don't get what they want.

Mile High Champ
12-09-2011, 10:13 PM
Drew Brees and Reggie Bush have/had no problems being stars and living/playing in New Orleans. Which means it's because NBA players act like they are legendary. NFL is a bigger sport and stars don't pick from only big markets to play. NBA is just a sad state of men who whine when they don't get what they want.

Well said, could not agree more. The NBA is full of whinners.

Vampirate
12-09-2011, 10:13 PM
Not a bad alternative considering baseball already has a similar strategy. I do think these teams should compensated somehow if there star players leave via free agency.

It would also give the GMs of these clubs something to think about if it's better to let the player walk and take on the picks or to trade and probably get you talent that will give you first round playoff exits.

Arch Stanton
12-09-2011, 11:35 PM
Drew Brees and Reggie Bush have/had no problems being stars and living/playing in New Orleans. Which means it's because NBA players act like they are legendary. NFL is a bigger sport and stars don't pick from only big markets to play. NBA is just a sad state of men who whine when they don't get what they want.

Couldn't agree more!

Sadds The Gr8
12-10-2011, 12:27 AM
:facepalm:

IversonIsKrazy
12-10-2011, 02:38 AM
This is a horrible idea..... that would be real b!tch for the NBA to do to the cities.

ink
12-10-2011, 04:20 AM
Drew Brees and Reggie Bush have/had no problems being stars and living/playing in New Orleans. Which means it's because NBA players act like they are legendary. NFL is a bigger sport and stars don't pick from only big markets to play. NBA is just a sad state of men who whine when they don't get what they want.

This.

James Dolan
12-10-2011, 04:27 AM
NFL is a bigger sport


:clap:

Raps18-19 Champ
12-10-2011, 04:40 AM
Or why don't we force a hard cap. An easier solution.