Could the San Fernando Valley hold on to a NBA team?

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Post#21 » by Blacksheep25 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:54 pm

I’m revisiting what you meant by local talent. Isn’t SFV considered the porn capital of the world? Every free agent would at least “take a meeting.”
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Post#22 » by mszymko » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:57 pm

Yes, it could.
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Post#23 » by Cactus Jack » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:59 pm

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No LA teams then No NBA.


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Post#24 » by Noctilux » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 pm

The team would be sponsored by Vivid and Pornhub.
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Post#25 » by tribulations » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:08 pm

Blacksheep25 wrote:I’m revisiting what you meant by local talent. Isn’t SFV considered the porn capital of the world? Every free agent would at least “take a meeting.”
Exactly my thoughts

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Post#26 » by TheNewEra » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:19 pm

As a resident where could you even put the arena?
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Post#27 » by TheNewEra » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:20 pm

Noctilux wrote:The team would be sponsored by Vivid and Pornhub.


Oh so its going to be built on Sepulveda
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Post#28 » by dakomish23 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:36 pm

Dennis 37 wrote:I think the NBA should move all of its teams to New York and California.


Upstate New York has the population to house a pro sports franchise. Between Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and he surrounding counties, there’s enough people to make it feasible IMO.

They’re not anywhere near each other (except for Buffalo Rochester) so logistics would be an issue. But when I lived up there, ppl would drive all the time to go to the other cities like it was nothing.
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Post#29 » by Dennis 37 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:42 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
Dennis 37 wrote:I think the NBA should move all of its teams to New York and California.


Upstate New York has the population to house a pro sports franchise. Between Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and he surrounding counties, there’s enough people to make it feasible IMO.

They’re not anywhere near each other (except for Buffalo Rochester) so logistics would be an issue. But when I lived up there, ppl would drive all the time to go to the other cities like it was nothing.


My point was more about considering the ability of non-NY and CA teams to attract players and therefore attract fans. The Washington Generals are only going to stay solvent so long if every player wants to play in CA and NY. The more teams in those states the less able every other team are to compete.
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Post#30 » by dakomish23 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Dennis 37 wrote:
dakomish23 wrote:
Dennis 37 wrote:I think the NBA should move all of its teams to New York and California.


Upstate New York has the population to house a pro sports franchise. Between Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and he surrounding counties, there’s enough people to make it feasible IMO.

They’re not anywhere near each other (except for Buffalo Rochester) so logistics would be an issue. But when I lived up there, ppl would drive all the time to go to the other cities like it was nothing.


My point was more about considering the ability of non-NY and CA teams to attract players and therefore attract fans. The Washington Generals are only going to stay solvent so long if every player wants to play in CA and NY. The more teams in those states the less able every other team are to compete.


Yeah I know it was sarcasm. I just decided to take it elsewhere. Thx for the soapbox




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Post#31 » by homecourtloss » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:47 pm

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Post#32 » by abark » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:04 pm

The Clippers would be happy to finally have someone have to live in their shadow.
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Post#33 » by Saints14 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:19 pm

dakomish23 wrote:
Dennis 37 wrote:I think the NBA should move all of its teams to New York and California.


Upstate New York has the population to house a pro sports franchise. Between Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and he surrounding counties, there’s enough people to make it feasible IMO.

They’re not anywhere near each other (except for Buffalo Rochester) so logistics would be an issue. But when I lived up there, ppl would drive all the time to go to the other cities like it was nothing.


This. People forget New York is a state :nod:
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Post#34 » by bringWallyBack » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:20 pm

TheNewEra wrote:
Noctilux wrote:The team would be sponsored by Vivid and Pornhub.


Oh so its going to be built on Sepulveda
I can already picture the team sponsor patches.

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Post#35 » by bringWallyBack » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:27 pm

The Laker Kid wrote:Can’t wait for Pacoima Cholos to beat up the LA Clippers :D

I live in the valley. Traffic is horrendous during rush hour. People from LA would have a tough time getting to the arena since most games would coincide with people coming home from work. Unlike Staples Center which is located next to 10,101 and 110, the Valley has no easy access to the outside world.
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Post#36 » by TheNewEra » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm

bringWallyBack wrote:
TheNewEra wrote:
Noctilux wrote:The team would be sponsored by Vivid and Pornhub.


Oh so its going to be built on Sepulveda
I can already picture the team sponsor patches.

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Post#37 » by Raps in 4 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:06 pm

Why don't the Clippers move to a suburb of LA? Playing in another team's arena is so bush league.
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Post#38 » by Clemenza » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:40 pm

Raps in 4 wrote:Why don't the Clippers move to a suburb of LA? Playing in another team's arena is so bush league.


Staples was actually built for the Kings.
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Post#39 » by mg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:45 pm

abark wrote:The Clippers would be happy to finally have someone have to live in their shadow.


As it is now people for years have been saying the Clippers need to move to Anaheim. The locals keep blocking Ballmer's construction of a new arena in Inglewood.

The Lakers grip on the local pro basketball scene is strong. I just don't see a viable need for another team in SoCal. Not to mention there are already 4 NBA teams in the state of CA.
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Post#40 » by The Laker Kid » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:05 pm

It would be hilarious if that valley team wins their first championship before the Clippers :rofl:
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