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NBA considering outdoor "Field of Dreams" type game

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NBA considering outdoor "Field of Dreams" type game 

Post#1 » by MalagaBulls » Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:28 pm

Sounds interesting, thoughts?

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Post#2 » by fleet » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:04 pm

I mean they can pull something decent off if they do it right. But there’s no movie and no magic unless MJ comes out of a space ship. Honestly I kind of hate this idea. Piggybacking on a good thing for crass commercialism is what happens though I guess. And Im aware of the problems some folks had with Fields of dreams movie and the game. But it was a unique situation. This is just a little much
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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#3 » by MalagaBulls » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:18 pm

fleet wrote:I mean they can pull something decent off if they do it right. But there’s no movie and no magic unless MJ comes out of a space ship. Honestly I kind of hate this idea. Piggybacking on a good thing for crass commercialism is what happens though I guess. And Im aware of the problems some folks had with Fields of dreams movie and the game. But it was a unique situation. This is just a little much
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Post#4 » by fleet » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:20 pm

Is the NBA game in corn?
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Post#5 » by MalagaBulls » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:21 pm

fleet wrote:Is the NBA game in corn?
It'd be cool to have MJ walk out of the corn to inagurate it all.
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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#6 » by fleet » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:34 pm

MalagaBulls wrote:
fleet wrote:Is the NBA game in corn?
It'd be cool to have MJ walk out of the corn to inagurate it all.

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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#7 » by ImSlower » Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:43 pm

On assphault?! Can I bring my exotic pet collection?
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Post#8 » by dice » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:09 am

outdoor basketball on TV is the equivalent of a scripted TV show doing a live episode: intriguing idea, but inevitably falls flat
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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#9 » by dice » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:17 am

ImSlower wrote:On assphault?! Can I bring my exotic pet collection?

if they're gonna do this, gotta go playground authentic all the way. either play the game in indiana and go with this:

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or in brooklyn with this:

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optional variations at either location:

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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#10 » by Evil_Headband » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:23 am

Bring back peach baskets.
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Post#11 » by dice » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:26 am

Evil_Headband wrote:Bring back peach baskets.

if there is a surprise celebrity brought out to retrieve the ball after every basket

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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#12 » by prolific passer » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:28 am

A blacktop game would be nice but that would some damage due to how hard a blacktop is. No diving for loose balls on that and because the nba is mostly played in the winter you have to have it in a warm weathered city. So congrats to Florida, Cali, Texas, and Arizona.
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Post#13 » by HomoSapien » Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:17 am

Didn't this already happen once? I vaguely remember Steve Nash and the Suns playing in it?
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Post#14 » by sami71 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:34 am

Boomer checking in - I saw Field of Dreams in its premiere night when I was in Colorado Springs, Col for a Summer back in my youth. I don't think many other euros saw it :P
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Post#15 » by FriedRise » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:20 pm

MalagaBulls wrote:
fleet wrote:I mean they can pull something decent off if they do it right. But there’s no movie and no magic unless MJ comes out of a space ship. Honestly I kind of hate this idea. Piggybacking on a good thing for crass commercialism is what happens though I guess. And Im aware of the problems some folks had with Fields of dreams movie and the game. But it was a unique situation. This is just a little much
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The only thing I can think about when it comes to Field of Dreams is Jim Boylen and his damn quotes :lol:
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Re: NBA considering outdoor 

Post#16 » by Michael Jackson » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:23 pm

If they are going to play at like Ruckers that makes sense but the weather will absolutely not be favorable in season.

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