Originally Posted by JoeyJoJo Shabbadu
I think a lot of people have said the NBA should be ashamed of how they treat the raptors. 3rd biggest city in NA, a country for a market, and they somehow can't comprehend that. It goes all the way back to making the original owners accept they couldn't win the draft lottery and hasn't changed much since. Silver... fix this shit.
Exactly. It's hard enough to succeed as an expansion franchise. Look at the Bobcats. But how does the NBA implement that rule after two Canadian teams enter the league? The Orlando Magic won the 1st pick once as a bad team, and then lucked out with the 14th worst record and ended up with the 1st pick again. I guess that ruined it for us. But the issues go beyond that. We had good enough players to contend even with things in place to make it harder for us. They just didn't stay or were mismanaged.