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Old 04-27-2011, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bill Simmons: Breaking down the NBA's small-market woes with a little help from the Maloofs - ESPN
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i am actually sort of surprised he was allowed to publish this article.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Of course, when the Maloofs publicly dismissed Burkle's offer in the same snotty, head-scratching way that a broke college stoner would dismiss a lucrative offer for his favorite bong ("We're not selling!"), it should have been a bigger deal. Burkle proved by helping to keep the Penguins in Pittsburgh that, at the very least, he isn't some soulless corporate sports raider. If anyone is acting soullessly here, it's the Maloofs.
Haha, best paragraph ever!

Great read. Simmons is a top notch writer.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would be happy to see this is the Raptors section because we are in a similar scenaio as a "small market" team. I say this meaning that we aren't exactly a preferred destination.

They really need to do something to allow all the teams to compete not necessarily.

I love the part about ripping off the public for stadiums... It's true and I like that people don't really do it anymore
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I would be happy to see this is the Raptors section because we are in a similar scenaio as a "small market" team. I say this meaning that we aren't exactly a preferred destination.

They really need to do something to allow all the teams to compete not necessarily.

I love the part about ripping off the public for stadiums... It's true and I like that people don't really do it anymore
It's only not done anymore because states are broke. There's only so far the idea of none of the risk and all of the reward can go. But it just means moving on as the Maloofs plan on doing.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That was a very entertaining read. Thanks for posting the article.
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