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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:39 am
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:49 am
  • Seattle and St Louis. Great. There goes my Christmas
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:10 am
  • I don't know why everyone assumes St. Louis, IF this is something to even have a discussion about.

    It could be a number of other cities, Louisville, Kansas City, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Hell maybe New Jersey can get back in the NBA?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:02 am
  • Yeah, that list is sorted alphabetically ("TBD" coming after 'S'), so the real "TDB" team names could start with any letter.

    That said, does anyone realistically think the NBA would expand twice in the immediate future? I really doubt it. So I think this is just an accident.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:54 am
  • Just throwing this out here, so take it for what it's worth. If the NBA does expand, don't they have to do at least two teams keep the conferences even?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:11 am
  • sc85sis wrote:Just throwing this out here, so take it for what it's worth. If the NBA does expand, don't they have to do at least two teams keep the conferences even?


    Found this on SBNation.

    http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/17/3886324/nba-expansion-team-seattle-supersonics-sacramento-kings
    But you'd have to add two teams, meaning more dilution and potentially a weak East Coast market to keep things even.

    A. Dilution is not a serious concern. See above.

    B. The league absolutely does not have to expand by two teams. The NBA has regularly had spans with an odd number of teams, including from 1970-74 (17 teams) and from 1980 (when expansion to Dallas brought the league to 23 teams) through 2004 (when the Bobcats made it 30). During that span, the league added teams in twos and fours when adding them as single teams or in threes would have given the NBA conference balance. Guess what: the NBA traditionally hasn't cared too deeply about conference balance!

    So it's totally reasonable to believe that the NBA could expand only to Seattle, giving the West 16 teams, and likely giving the Northwest Division a sixth team.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:04 pm
  • Actually, I wouldn't mind St Louis. But give me Syracuse over Seattle, without question.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:09 pm
  • Hawk Finn wrote:Actually, I wouldn't mind St Louis. But give me Syracuse over Seattle, without question.


    Why Syracuse over Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:03 pm
  • Yeah NY needs another team, isn't that why Buffalo Braves are now the Clippers.

    KC Omaha has a Arena ready to go also, St Louis possibly in that general area could if negotiated use that if they have something in the works.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:32 pm
  • Did I read here that NBA officials we're scoping Omaha?

    Maybe it was from Simmons...but Omaha makes alot of sense in the NBA model.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:46 pm
  • chris98251 wrote:Yeah NY needs another team, isn't that why Buffalo Braves are now the Clippers.


    Right, cause Cali needs a dozen teams. Upstate has nothing. Syracuse would serve as a beacon of hope for every citizen north of the Hudson.

    C'mon, like you wouldn't buy a Syracuse Chill jersey. Pfft
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:54 pm
  • Please tell me nobody is stupid enough to think that both teams must be in the late S's/early T's based on their placement. They're in alphabetical order and the TBD TBD is lined up where it should be...ya know....based on the alphabet.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:10 pm
  • Not sure at whom that comment was directed, but I'll assume that it's me since I'm the only one that made what was a fairly obvious tongue-in-cheek comment simply for the sake of being an ass. Please tell me nobody is stupid enough to think that it was serious. Oh wait, it's far too late for several of you. I'm not mad, though.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:15 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:25 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:27 pm
  • I'm totally for real about 'Cuse, tho. We Upstaters need more than the Bills and Sabres in our local sports lives.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:45 pm
  • Well then you could hang Dave Twarsik's Jersey again, can't for sure remember his spelling, Elgin Baylor played for the Braves also if memory serves.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:25 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:The reason Chris Hansen has been so calm...?


    plus the reason why PJ has been declining job offers...?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:39 pm
  • Maybe Hansen has been told expansion has been coming, but I'll tell you that ESPN has not been told by the NBA "hey, we're expanding, we just wanted to let you know so you could get your mobile app ready ASAP, just don't tell anybody."

    That whole thing is meaningless.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:09 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:Maybe Hansen has been told expansion has been coming, but I'll tell you that ESPN has not been told by the NBA "hey, we're expanding, we just wanted to let you know so you could get your mobile app ready ASAP, just don't tell anybody."

    That whole thing is meaningless.


    Lol, yeah. If it were on the NBA website, however, that would be another thing.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:09 am
  • pinksheets wrote:Maybe Hansen has been told expansion has been coming, but I'll tell you that ESPN has not been told by the NBA "hey, we're expanding, we just wanted to let you know so you could get your mobile app ready ASAP, just don't tell anybody."

    That whole thing is meaningless.


    Pretty much, but it was fun to dream for first 5 minutes then you realize it's probably just a screw up on ESPN
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:54 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:25 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:http://live.wsj.com/video/stern-kings-suitors-never-got-their-30m-back/29840C18-F728-41D4-B332-E8CDF4814498.html#!29840C18-F728-41D4-B332-E8CDF4814498

    Stern says the $30M deposit is "non-refundable"


    It always was, more so the Maloofs couldn't back out. That doesn't change the fact that Stern is an absolute worthless human being. I really wish Hansen would have nuked it. I wanted Stern's final year to be as miserable as possible.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:44 pm
  • JOz56 wrote:
    Pstark3 wrote:http://live.wsj.com/video/stern-kings-suitors-never-got-their-30m-back/29840C18-F728-41D4-B332-E8CDF4814498.html#!29840C18-F728-41D4-B332-E8CDF4814498

    Stern says the $30M deposit is "non-refundable"


    It always was, more so the Maloofs couldn't back out. That doesn't change the fact that Stern is an absolute worthless human being. I really wish Hansen would have nuked it. I wanted Stern's final year to be as miserable as possible.

    Yeah, I wish Hansen got a little dirty and made Stern deal with a lawsuit in his last year.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:31 pm
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    JOz56 wrote:
    Pstark3 wrote:http://live.wsj.com/video/stern-kings-suitors-never-got-their-30m-back/29840C18-F728-41D4-B332-E8CDF4814498.html#!29840C18-F728-41D4-B332-E8CDF4814498

    Stern says the $30M deposit is "non-refundable"


    It always was, more so the Maloofs couldn't back out. That doesn't change the fact that Stern is an absolute worthless human being. I really wish Hansen would have nuked it. I wanted Stern's final year to be as miserable as possible.

    Yeah, I wish Hansen got a little dirty and made Stern deal with a lawsuit in his last year.


    The fact that he hasn't is the main reason I think we have been promised an expansion team.....*sigh*
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:47 pm
  • I saw some tweets today from the sonics rising guys that they are talking expansion for Seattle. Obviously this is the reason we backed down and didn't fight harder for the kings. A team is coming our way in the next year to two. Book it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:52 pm
  • Lots and lots of talk about the Coyotes coming to Seattle today. Obviously there are problems with our arena situation, as the Key is not ideal, but still, seems like the NHL is open to just going ahead with it.

    And then this:

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:59 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:07 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:59 pm
  • Oh you're not gonna jump off a cliff again are you, Blitzer????
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:55 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:Oh you're not gonna jump off a cliff again are you, Blitzer????


    Depends on the outcome.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:36 am
  • NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:21 am
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL!


    is boring, boring, boring, boring
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:33 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL!


    is boring, boring, boring, boring


    INCORRECT
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:40 am
  • volsunghawk wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL!


    is boring, boring, boring, boring


    INCORRECT


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:41 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL!


    is boring, boring, boring, boring


    Dude! :shock:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:45 am
  • Oh here we go!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:47 am
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:15 am
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:45 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Sacramento sucks


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:55 am
  • Excited about the hockey, but the NBA can suck it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:59 am
  • Hey lets all look at it this way, if we get an nhl team we will get an nba team and likewise if we get an nba team we will get an nhl team. At least thats how I see it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:04 am
  • I have a hard time watching hockey but if we got a team i wouldn't miss a game and would learn to love it fast.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:13 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Hey lets all look at it this way, if we get an nhl team we will get an nba team and likewise if we get an nba team we will get an nhl team. At least thats how I see it.


    Incorrect, the NBA team must be acquired to even build the SoDo Arena, we don't get an NHL team without assurance that we will have a new arena for a team.

    NBA team is the major goal.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:19 am
  • Throwdown wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:Hey lets all look at it this way, if we get an nhl team we will get an nba team and likewise if we get an nba team we will get an nhl team. At least thats how I see it.


    Incorrect, the NBA team must be acquired to even build the SoDo Arena, we don't get an NHL team without assurance that we will have a new arena for a team.

    NBA team is the major goal.


    Possible that it's a gamble the NHL takes to kick the NBA's ass in gear. Of course, I think expansion is more realistic than it was a year ago, so all of this may be happening and we're just waiting on the official word. Regardless, when the NBA comes back and if the NHL follows, I would be taking a lot more trips to Seattle, and may even convince the fiance to move back.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:22 pm
  • NBA is definitely the main objective, but I am more excited about the prospect of a hockey team. Im hoping we get a press conference announcing both at once, someday...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:52 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:
    CALIHAWK1 wrote:NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL! NHL!


    is boring, boring, boring, boring


    Dude! :shock:

    This! I'm not into the NHL right now because Seattle doesn't have a team. But if they get one I'm "all in"!
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