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mdm692
01-04-2013, 02:36 PM
I was reading the thread about worldwide expansion earlier today and I thought to myself "how would the league look and how would it work?". So I came up with this.

American Conference
West(12 teams)
-Lakers
-Clippers
-Suns
-Warriors
-Thunder
-Jazz
-Nuggets
-Mavericks
-Spurs
-Rockets
-Grizzlies
-Timberwolves

East(12 teams)
-Heat
-Knicks
-Nets
-Bulls
-Celtics
-76ers
-Hawks
-Magic
-Pacers
-Pistons
-Raptors(economy reasons)
-Wizards(can't leave out the capital)

Latin American Conference
Central(4 teams)
-San Juan
-Santo Domingo
-Mexico D.F.
-Guadalajara

South(4 teams)
-Rio de Janeiro
-Buenos Aires
-Bogota
-Caracas

European Conference
West(4 teams)
-Madrid
-Barcelona
-London
-Manchester

Central(4 teams)
-Paris
-Berlin
-Athens
-Rome

Asiatic Conference(includes cities outside of Asia)
East(4 teams)
-Istanbul
-Moscow
-Dubai
-Johannesburg

West(4 teams)
-Sydney
-Beijing
-Tokyo
-Bangkok


The way it would work start the season in the first week of Oct/last week sept. Only 4 pre-season games. 4 games with in division, 3 in conference and 1-2 out of conference. Obviously exceptions have to be made for the other conferences but it would definitely be interesting. Playoffs would be 16 teams from American conference and 16 from the other 3. Best of 5 except the Finals and the Conference finals. What you guys think??

richiesaurus310
01-04-2013, 02:40 PM
There arent enough good players to go around to fill up this many teams, there are already too many teams imo.

mudvayne387
01-04-2013, 02:45 PM
I used to think you were crazy, but now I can see your nuts ....

Minimal
01-04-2013, 02:49 PM
I would feel bad for the Johannesburg team

king4day
01-04-2013, 02:52 PM
That's just too many teams. I could see an expansion, at most, maybe 4 or 5 max. Even that would be pushing it.
Keep in mind, you are asking American players to play abroad now too. Will guys want to live in Dubai or Sydney?

cardinals1226
01-04-2013, 02:53 PM
It's bad enough that the NBA has 30 teams, why add another 18? The league needs to contract six teams and have two conferences of 12. Would make the competition far more fun to watch.

ManRam
01-04-2013, 02:55 PM
Yeah...that's never gonna happen.

Maybe an international competition between club teams...that could be fun (I know they exist, just get the NBA into it). But besides that, the NBA itself is never going to be that global.

The NBA doesn't need to expand much, if at all.

raiderposting
01-04-2013, 02:56 PM
There should be contraction of 4-6 teams not ****ing expansion of even two teams.

LongWayFromHome
01-04-2013, 02:59 PM
If teams end up in Europe they should just move the 8 most unprofitable teams in the US to cities in Europe that would make more money for them.

abe_froman
01-04-2013, 03:02 PM
1.too many teams,there arent enough quality players in the world to fill out all those rosters(well i guess they have to include psders in the draft )
2.alot of teams are located in cities where fan support is weak(dubai,you think of basketball mad city,really?)
3.the travel is insane ,both in time and in cost
4.how could anyone watch their fav teams? look the time difference between mtn us and east coast is one thing its only a few hours difference ,a 7pm start or 9 pm start isnt that big a deal;but to watch your team take on tokyo,thats a bit different???

nickdymez
01-04-2013, 03:06 PM
That's just too many teams. I could see an expansion, at most, maybe 4 or 5 max. Even that would be pushing it.
Keep in mind, you are asking American players to play abroad now too. Will guys want to live in Dubai or Sydney?

Anybody who wouldnt live in Dubai or Sydney is an idiot!

nickdymez
01-04-2013, 03:06 PM
Just start a NBA sponsored league overseas and have it

tripleplay2007
01-04-2013, 03:09 PM
This would be dumb... Not enough talent and too many teams. How would the playoffs brackets work out? You don't think the drug cartel would do some dumb **** in south america? Smh...

mdm692
01-04-2013, 03:17 PM
Hahaha I agree with everyone even on the crazy part. I was just building on the other thread but maybe I built it a bit too much. But yes no one wants to live in Dubai home of the largest mall in the world and a place where you can own this:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&tbo=d&q=country+island+dubai&oq=country+island+dubai&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.0.0i30.12091.28678.0.30924.22.19.0.2.2.0.33 4.2926.0j1j6j4.11.0.les%3B..0.0...1ac.1.dLEkxVemFx Q

But if that 6 hours to anywhere in the world plane ever gets built I think it would be kinda cool. Anyways this happens when bored at work :p.

mike_noodles
01-04-2013, 03:22 PM
I would feel bad for the Johannesburg team

I thought that too, what a travel sched they would have.

I don't think this will ever work, logistical nightmare.

sep11ie
01-04-2013, 03:23 PM
Royce White would kill himself.

abe_froman
01-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Royce White would kill himself.

:laugh:

tripleplay2007
01-04-2013, 03:32 PM
Royce White would kill himself.

Hahahaha!!

Funny thing is he needs to.

jman94
01-04-2013, 03:37 PM
There arent enough good players to go around to fill up this many teams, there are already too many teams imo.

yea pretty much this

kmo429
01-04-2013, 03:43 PM
This is ridiculous.

mdm692
01-04-2013, 03:48 PM
I thought that too, what a travel sched they would have.

I don't think this will ever work, logistical nightmare.

This would only work if that plane mentioned in the other thread gets built. 6 hours max time to any part of the world.

phi2134
01-04-2013, 04:06 PM
Kind of curious about the whole tax issues in other countries. I know that one of the things that might draw a player to play in Orlando or Miami are there pretty comfy tax laws they have, or lack there of. Wonder if playing and living in other countries would be an issue with players not only wanting to travel, but also having to deal with paying more or less taxes for that given country.

GoferKing_
01-04-2013, 04:16 PM
A season would have like 120 games and they would have to fly every 4th game to Europe? No thanks. Shiiiiity idea.

mdm692
01-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Kind of curious about the whole tax issues in other countries. I know that one of the things that might draw a player to play in Orlando or Miami are there pretty comfy tax laws they have, or lack there of. Wonder if playing and living in other countries would be an issue with players not only wanting to travel, but also having to deal with paying more or less taxes for that given country.

Europe leagues are tax free.

Becks2307
01-04-2013, 05:09 PM
Royce White would kill himself.

comment of the year?