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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Do you guys think Kentucky will be a good market for an NBA team?

With the slew of mid west guys who played at UK that is currently in the NBA. Do you guys think it's a good idea for the NBA to possibly market and test Kentucky for an NBA team

2 teams come to mind for relocation.
The clippers
Sacramento Kings.

If the Kings relocate. To Kentucky they can call themselves the Kentucky kings or at best Kentucky Royals.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject:

The Clippers aren't relocating. And no, too close to Memphis and NO.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Do you guys think Kentucky will be a good market for an NBA team?

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With the slew of mid west guys who played at UK that is currently in the NBA. Do you guys think it's a good idea for the NBA to possibly market and test Kentucky for an NBA team

2 teams come to mind for relocation.
The clippers
Sacramento Kings.

If the Kings relocate. To Kentucky they can call themselves the Kentucky kings or at best Kentucky Royals.


I could see Kentucky being a site for an expansion team, though it's not a perfect location. I can't imagine a team relocating from a larger market to Kentucky.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject:

Seattle before Kentucky
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject:

There are too many teams in the NBA as it is. It's watered down, and they need to get rid of a few.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
The Clippers aren't relocating. And no, too close to Memphis and NO.


I wish the clippers do relocate. There is no need for them in Los Angeles.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject:

I still consider Pittsburgh to the best market for the NBA to relocate to. Pittsburgh fans love their sports teams...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject:

It will never be as successful as the Kentucky Wildcats team. They basically have a stranglehold on the basketball market there.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
It will never be as successful as the Kentucky Wildcats team. They basically have a stranglehold on the basketball market there.


This and

kwase wrote:
There are too many teams in the NBA as it is. It's watered down, and they need to get rid of a few.


Very much this were my thoughts...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject:

kwase wrote:
There are too many teams in the NBA as it is. It's watered down, and they need to get rid of a few.


It will never happen. To get rid of a team, the league would have to buy it first, which means all the owners would have to Pony up at least 30 or 40 million apiece.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:34 pm    Post subject:

There has been occasional talk about putting a franchise in Louisville. I doubt that it would do well. Other than Seattle and maybe St. Louis or Las Vegas, there aren't any good expansion candidates, or else the NBA would already have expanded. The league dreams of an expansion team in Europe, but I don't see that happening.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
There has been occasional talk about putting a franchise in Louisville. I doubt that it would do well. Other than Seattle and maybe St. Louis or Las Vegas, there aren't any good expansion candidates, or else the NBA would already have expanded. The league dreams of an expansion team in Europe, but I don't see that happening.


It wouldn't be an expansion. It would have to be a team relocation. Especially the 2 in California that one one cares about. Clippers and kings
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:28 pm    Post subject:

You can forget about the Kings moving since they just built a new arena.
If the Clippers get their new arena as well they won't be moving anytime soon either.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject:

I doubt that a second Kentucky area team would do any better as a draw for pro hoops than the same concept franchise would fare if it located to a larger metro area, such as Austin or Jacksonville. Why there ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:20 am    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
You can forget about the Kings moving since they just built a new arena.
If the Clippers get their new arena as well they won't be moving anytime soon either.



The forum is suing ballmer for the proposal of the inglewood stadium. Expect that project to be in development hell for some time
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject:

999 wrote:
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There has been occasional talk about putting a franchise in Louisville. I doubt that it would do well. Other than Seattle and maybe St. Louis or Las Vegas, there aren't any good expansion candidates, or else the NBA would already have expanded. The league dreams of an expansion team in Europe, but I don't see that happening.


It wouldn't be an expansion. It would have to be a team relocation. Especially the 2 in California that one one cares about. Clippers and kings


Eh, the league is overdue for expansion. It's been 21 years. The Clippers and Kings are not moving.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject:

Kings just got a new arena -- they won't be moving any time soon.

Clippers.. Seattle would make the most sense. Other than that maybe San Diego.

Kentucky? Nah.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 am    Post subject:

PayasoLoco wrote:
Seattle before Kentucky


yup, fan base is already built. San Diego might be able to support one too
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:52 am    Post subject:

I don't think the league should put teams in markets where the amateur team will draw more local interest.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:11 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
There has been occasional talk about putting a franchise in Louisville. I doubt that it would do well. Other than Seattle and maybe St. Louis or Las Vegas, there aren't any good expansion candidates, or else the NBA would already have expanded. The league dreams of an expansion team in Europe, but I don't see that happening.


Seattle should definitely be the #1 choice and deserves a NBA team.

I don't see expansion, but I could see a team moving there at some point.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:40 am    Post subject:

PayasoLoco wrote:
Seattle before Kentucky

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:47 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
There has been occasional talk about putting a franchise in Louisville. I doubt that it would do well. Other than Seattle and maybe St. Louis or Las Vegas, there aren't any good expansion candidates, or else the NBA would already have expanded. The league dreams of an expansion team in Europe, but I don't see that happening.


Seattle should definitely be the #1 choice and deserves a NBA team.

I don't see expansion, but I could see a team moving there at some point.


I am hoping for the clippers to go
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:15 am    Post subject:

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LakerLanny wrote:
Aeneas Hunter wrote:
There has been occasional talk about putting a franchise in Louisville. I doubt that it would do well. Other than Seattle and maybe St. Louis or Las Vegas, there aren't any good expansion candidates, or else the NBA would already have expanded. The league dreams of an expansion team in Europe, but I don't see that happening.


Seattle should definitely be the #1 choice and deserves a NBA team.

I don't see expansion, but I could see a team moving there at some point.


I am hoping for the clippers to go


They won't, they are looking at building their own state of the art arena in the LA area. They know where the money is.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject:

AY2043 wrote:
Kings just got a new arena -- they won't be moving any time soon.

Clippers.. Seattle would make the most sense. Other than that maybe San Diego.

Kentucky? Nah.


If San Diego can't even keep a team they supported for 56 years, theres no way they are getting another NBA franchise after 2 moved away. The problem for San Diego is getting tax payer money to fund a sports arena/stadium. They aren't willing to do it and the most recent example was Petco Park back in the early 2000's.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject:

What about Las Vegas?
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