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Old 01-11-2011, 11:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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He does have a point though.

I mean, exposure is key for various reasons and it's why having Vince Carter here was so huge. How many basketball fans did he create? Even if they were just VC fans they were still following this team.

In a market, where hockey is king, bordering on irrelevancy is dangerous.

I get we're in a rebuild, but really, in the sports landscape and even in the basketball landscape we're really nowhere. In a basketball standpoint, we're already having trouble recruiting FA's to sign here. Why make it more harder?
Depends how one equates irrelevance. I mean the attendance for the Raps (a bad team) is pretty good, a game against SAC drawing 17,000+ is damn good. Are we irrelevant in the league itself, absolutely...every shit team is for the most part. But in this city they aren't irrelevant, far from it imo due to a healthy sized fanbase.
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