Vancouver and the NBA?
Old 12-20-2011, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I remember some rumors about Vancouver going after the Hornets team, but that's faded away. Any ideas, articles on it recently? I would love to have another Canadian NBA team, and do you think Vancouver has a big market for the NBA? Opinions etc appreciated!
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that Vancouver is a no-brainer now with the dollar close to par and no team in Seattle.

I hope it happens.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think that Vancouver is a no-brainer now with the dollar close to par and no team in Seattle.

I hope it happens.
Same here. I have a feeling that Seattle is gonna get a team before Vancouver if it ever happens though.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that Vancouver is a no-brainer now with the dollar close to par and no team in Seattle.

I hope it happens.
Does the NBA have faith in the dollar staying that strong long term with the global economy in the shitter. Not that it wouldn't be better then the sitaution in New Orleans.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Would love to see teams in Vancity and MTL. Not sure if their markets are big enough tho.
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Would love to see teams in Vancity and MTL. Not sure if their markets are big enough tho.
bigger than quite a few current nba cities
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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bigger than quite a few current nba cities
AGREED, MTL AND VAN CITY ARE BOTH FANTASTIC MARKETS FOR THE NBA
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think Vancouver should get a team back. They seem like a big enough market, and it would be great to get another Canadian team. The downside is what if they have another riot though!!!
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think Vancouver should get a team back. They seem like a big enough market, and it would be great to get another Canadian team. The downside is what if they have another riot though!!!
This is true, lol. but then again it proves that we have hardcore fans
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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1. who's going to own it?
2. which team will you move? (no expansion teams any time soon)
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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1. who's going to own it?
2. which team will you move? (no expansion teams any time soon)
1. i will

2. Raptors
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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AGREED, MTL AND VAN CITY ARE BOTH FANTASTIC MARKETS FOR THE NBA
Really? They did fantastic last time in Vancouver didn't they?
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Do you guys have any idea how bad this would piss off Sonics fans?


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Old 12-22-2011, 10:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Do you guys have any idea how bad this would piss off Sonics fans
Who cares. Not that I think that Vancouver will get another team, but who cares if it would piss off Sonics fans?
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Montreal I don't think would be any good, thats a hockey city. Not saying it wouldn't work, just don't think it would.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Montreal I don't think would be any good, thats a hockey city. Not saying it wouldn't work, just don't think it would.
Actually I read somewhere that basketball is quite popular in cities like Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax, probably moreso than vancouver imo. I don't understand the thinking that a city will only support one sport and they just can't diversify. I also remember how great our exhibition game there last year was. They also love football. There is room for other pro teams in a province the size of Quebec.

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Old 12-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You really never know. It's all about the guys with the big bucks that actually want to close a deal.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Actually I read somewhere that basketball is quite popular in cities like Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Halifax, probably moreso than vancouver imo. I don't understand the thinking that a city will only support one sport and they just can't diversify. I also remember how great our exhibition game there last year was. They also love football. There is room for other pro teams in a province the size of Quebec.
Football I agree, but it would never happen. I just never heard of Montreal being a huge basketball supportive place, was more or less my own opinion really.

Basketball is big in Halifax though you are right, but we'd never be able to support any pro team here in a major league so it doesn't matter. Happy we have the NBL though, and surprised they didn't include places farther west for teams. Oh well its the first year.
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Why would you want an NBA team in Canada when they hate our country in the first place? US media always diss our team every chance they get but still Raptors management and fans are coward to address it. Raptors are having a hard time recruiting players here because our team is in Canada: cold, foreign country, blah blah blah... now, you want Vancouver to have an NBA team?? That's somewhat adding insult to injury don't you think? Not to mention the ridiculous overvalued housing market in British Columbia.
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Really? They did fantastic last time in Vancouver didn't they?
Honestly, do you even know about the situation and how they left?
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