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Old 06-15-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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The guy who did this article, I'd also like to see him make one for WNBA, MLS and just for what-if, the XFL
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Charlotte could support an NBA team.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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The NBA couldn't support two more teams - from a talent perspective. Two teams allows 30 more players at the bottom of the barrel into the league.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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top 5.

Seattle
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Tampa
St. Louis
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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top 5.

Seattle
Kansas City
Las Vegas
Tampa
St. Louis
If the support the Rays and Bucs get are any indication, Tampa would be a terrible choice.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx.
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I see no one mentioned
San Diego
Louisville
Austin (maybe too close to San Antonio)
Baltimore (maybe too close to D.C.)
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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According to that article's methodology KC would be 52 billion short to field a team. Guess the Chiefs, Royals, and Wizards (MLS) suck up the available cash.

It's just a study though.
Yes. Also, the college teams in the area suck up HUGE amounts of time\money....I know MANY people here that are season tix holders and boosters for KU, MU and the many other area universities etc etc etc.

The Sacramento Kings used to be the KC Kings but that was 30 years or more back?
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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The NBA couldn't support two more teams - from a talent perspective. Two teams allows 30 more players at the bottom of the barrel into the league.
That's a good point. With 3% population growth and of course the game continuing to gain popularity overseas....we could add a team every 3-5 years or so and keep the overall quality of play somewhat steady.

This is meant as a rough swag, tons of factors involved.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: DMV
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I see no one mentioned
San Diego
Louisville
Austin (maybe too close to San Antonio)
Baltimore (maybe too close to D.C.)
It is too close to DC but it is also close to Philly. The city is primarily into the Ravens and Orioles. I can't see a basketball team fitting into that market.

As far as Virginia Beach, it wouldn't work in that area unless they put it in Norfolk. Virginia Beach is a little more remotely located. If they put on in VB, it would be difficult for other parts of the Hampton Roads area to go to those games. The way the area is situated, it is difficult to navigate through some of the cities because of the amount of water around it. They have the population for it, and the lack of sports team (only the minor league Norfolk Tides), but they would have to build a new arena because the Scope is too small.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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The NBA couldn't support two more teams - from a talent perspective. Two teams allows 30 more players at the bottom of the barrel into the league.
I actually agree with this. The NBA is becoming too diluted with talent. I think a lot of this has to do with college players coming to the NBA too soon and not understanding how to actually play basketball. The product has become worse because of the fact that most the newer players rely strictly on athleticism as oppose to skill. If the NBA decides to extend the requirement of how long players have to stay in college and/or recruit more overseas, it may help the overall product, but until then it wouldn't be too exciting to see more long athletic types that can't dribble or shoot or play defense.
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