If Expansion happens (2 teams), how sure are you that Seattle gets a team?

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How sure are you that Seattle gets a team if the NBA expands?

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If Expansion happens (2 teams), how sure are you that Seattle gets a team? 

Post#1 » by Stannis » Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:40 pm

We were talking about it on the General board, so I'm curious how SuperSonic fans feel.
I believe he wasn't educated on the situation. Many people could have been harmed not only financially, physically, emotionally, spiritually. We do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that

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Re: If an NBA Expansion happens (2 teams), how sure are you that Seattle gets a team? 

Post#2 » by Cactus Jack » Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:05 pm

Well...Seattle has many things going for it at the moment. So it's pretty safe to say that the city won't get left at the altar.


Biggest Factors:
A new arena (Climate Pledge)
Strong ownership group (NHL-Kraken)
Full political support


Seattle has lacked a suitable arena since the teams departure. That has been the biggest hurdle. Which is no longer the case.
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Re: If Expansion happens (2 teams), how sure are you that Seattle gets a team? 

Post#3 » by HDMAVS760CA » Tue Nov 2, 2021 6:45 am

Well some people who run sports are that stupid. Its stupid that the cities who deserve a particular sports team or another team cause they have been done dirty never get a team again. Quebec for nhl a major example. But the cities who have teams who are least popular, never will be no.1 in the city, are hardly supported, can't get their act 2gether & should move or be contracted get constantly saved from it time after time after time. And cities who don't deserve another particular sports team gets millions of chances like Pacman Jones in the nfl. Some idiot brings another team back to that city that don't deserve it just because they're in a big market. Large populations does not a great sports town make.

In the 90's for nfl expansion, I was so very sure that either St. Louis or Baltimore, possibly both would get an expansion team. Both those cities did everything that was asked of them & both still got screwed over for rinky dink Jacksonville. The league chose to have a mentality of ANYWHERE BUT BALTIMORE & ST. LOUIS. I felt it shoulda been Carolina & Baltimore. I felt baltimore & st. louis winning SB's was karma for that screw job. Jacksonville is between 2 cities who wasn't supported well in the nfl in Atlanta & Tampa Bay. No point of putting a football team there.

But, the nba seems to be going in a direction I hate. If that don't change, plus if teams I hate/ or in the screw them range keeps winning the title, then I might just boycott them again....but until certain players retire or if the nba stops taking forever to bring back the sonics. The league mostly shows teams I don't care to watch. Do I watch a few teams besides the clippers, yes. Mainly because of nba league pass channel.
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Re: If Expansion happens (2 teams), how sure are you that Seattle gets a team? 

Post#4 » by theagent » Fri Nov 5, 2021 3:08 am

99.9% sure Seattle gets a franchise....and 90% sure Vegas gets a franchise. I think Silver is more reasonable and sees the big picture but Seattle's hands weren't entirely clean in losing the Sonics. even if the won that court case it would have only been 2 more years of bs Sonics bball.

The NBA as it is set up is kinda necessary to bring in a franchise or two.
1. recoup revenue from 2020 and the covid break
2. the nba salary structure makes it impossible to get rid off headcases like Ben simmons and kyrie irving. by introducing an expansion franchise makes it better to get rid of unncessary distractions and gives players an opportunity to re-invent themselves.
3. seattle hungry for bball. vegas has been successful so far with the nhl and nfl, will be getting the oakland A's and won't miss a beat with the nba.
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Post#5 » by theagent » Fri Nov 5, 2021 3:09 am

HDMAVS760CA wrote: In the 90's for nfl expansion, I was so very sure that either St. Louis or Baltimore, possibly both would get an expansion team. Both those cities did everything that was asked of them & both still got screwed over for rinky dink Jacksonville. The league chose to have a mentality of ANYWHERE BUT BALTIMORE & ST. LOUIS. I felt it shoulda been Carolina & Baltimore. I felt baltimore & st. louis winning SB's was karma for that screw job. Jacksonville is between 2 cities who wasn't supported well in the nfl in Atlanta & Tampa Bay. No point of putting a football team there.



St. Louis messed up not going all in for a state-of-the art stadium plain and simple

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