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Old 07-07-2018, 02:11 PM
 
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LeBron peace'd out on Ohio. Now he is a transplant in LA. I thought maybe he'd be a transplant in NYC, I was hoping, but he was scared of failing to bring NYC back to being the Mecca of basketball again.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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LeBron peace'd out on Ohio. Now he is a transplant in LA. I thought maybe he'd be a transplant in NYC, I was hoping, but he was scared of failing to bring NYC back to being the Mecca of basketball again.
It is so odd to me. Now the youth of NYC will go back to bandwagoning the Lakers like they did in the 2000s when Kobe was the man
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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It is so odd to me. Now the youth of NYC will go back to bandwagoning the Lakers like they did in the 2000s when Kobe was the man
He would've been not only the man of NYC, but could have been credited for bringing basketball back to NYC the way it used to be. Now you see these courts not even half full these days. Back in the day you had to wait hours to get next. Basketball used to be a big part of NYC culture. Now it's a surburban sport.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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I agree with everything you're saying. By "poor" I just mean that it's less prosperous than NY and not a wealthy state sending a bunch of wealthy white kids to gentrify minority neighborhoods in NYC. Nothing about my post was backhanded, the whole point was that Ohio is not a bad state and that New Yorkers who don't travel at all shouldn't look down on it.

And anti-gentrification activists and geezer communists use Ohio as a punching bag in the way that you're referring to, that's what I meant.
I mean I'm sure NYC has received plenty of trust fund types from the Midwest. I see it a lot here in Chicago, and I have friends living that life. When I moved to Chicago, I didn't have a trust fund but I did have parents paying for college, so I'd probably still fit that bill.

As for anti-gentrification, that's interesting. We don't have a focus on a specific state like that here. In terms of places, maybe the suburbs, but not a state. Not certain why, although at times it does feel like every Big 10 grad in the last decade has moved to Chicago. So many university branded sports bars. So. Very. Many.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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Nothing wrong with being from Ohio, Florida, West Coast, 4 corners states etc either. Every state has some culture and things that are unique. Met a lot of people from Ohio at one of my jobs. Some fine people.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:32 PM
 
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I mean I'm sure NYC has received plenty of trust fund types from the Midwest. I see it a lot here in Chicago, and I have friends living that life.
Chicago is the Midwest.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:37 PM
 
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He would've been not only the man of NYC, but could have been credited for bringing basketball back to NYC the way it used to be. Now you see these courts not even half full these days. Back in the day you had to wait hours to get next. Basketball used to be a big part of NYC culture. Now it's a surburban sport.
I always see kids playing basketball at Springfield Park, even when the weather isn't that nice.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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I mean I'm sure NYC has received plenty of trust fund types from the Midwest. I see it a lot here in Chicago, and I have friends living that life. When I moved to Chicago, I didn't have a trust fund but I did have parents paying for college, so I'd probably still fit that bill.

As for anti-gentrification, that's interesting. We don't have a focus on a specific state like that here. In terms of places, maybe the suburbs, but not a state. Not certain why, although at times it does feel like every Big 10 grad in the last decade has moved to Chicago. So many university branded sports bars. So. Very. Many.
Well yeah, but there are plenty of trust fund types who have lived in NYC their whole lives. NYC has many neighborhoods that were filled with wealthy people even in the 90s.

Basically, the anti-gentrifcation activists have this idea that white people from the Midwest (especially Ohio) are coming to NYC in droves and ruining it.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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Chicago is the Midwest.
You don't say?

I was implying people from the Midwest, who aren't from Chicagoland, coming to Chicago.

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Well yeah, but there are plenty of trust fund types who have lived in NYC their whole lives. NYC has many neighborhoods that were filled with wealthy people even in the 90s.

Basically, the anti-gentrifcation activists have this idea that white people from the Midwest (especially Ohio) are coming to NYC in droves and ruining it.
How odd.
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:53 PM
 
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I always see kids playing basketball at Springfield Park, even when the weather isn't that nice.
Maybe its just the time of day, and these days during after school hours I'm usually at work still. My local court as a kid was Hoffman Park in Elmhurst, and it saddens me when driving by seeing the courts sit empty. Used to have some good games there back in the '90s.
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