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  • #85457

    Antonio
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    Rumor is the Sacremento Kings are looking to move, possibly to the LA area. 3 teams in one area is a bit much.

    Could Columbus support an NBA team at Nationwide or is Ohio State basketball just too much to overcome in this college town ?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Dedicated-Kings-fans-attempt-to-block-team-s-pos?urn=nba-324316

    #428980

    Mister Shifter
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    Would never happen, period.

    #428981

    Brant
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    #428982
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    I’m not much of an expert on sports, but I think of the big three (NFL, NBA, MLB) that the NBA would have the best chance here in Columbus.

    NFL would get outshined by OSU, and MLB + Clippers would be too much. Not to mention that we already have 2 MLB & NFL teams in Ohio, but only one NBA team.

    There was a lot of buzz three years ago about the Sonics:

    Rumor Mill: Columbus wants the SuperSonics

    #428983

    Antonio
    Member

    Would take a combination of very wealthy Ohio investors ( Wexner and Company ) to make something like this happen.

    Who ever thought Oklahoma City would get a team.

    Arena district would really be rocking almost every night of the week, maybe too much.

    Could easily see a lot of rivalry teams close by with the Cavs, Pistons and Pacers. Those fans travel and bring their money with them.

    #428984
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Not a huge fan of the name…

    #428985

    Antonio
    Member

    Walker wrote >>
    Not a huge fan of the name…

    LOL , quick and clever.

    #428986

    BCNation
    Participant

    Walker wrote >>
    Not a huge fan of the name…

    Columbus already has a King-

    King Gambrinus.

    But, I’d rather see this team move to Columbus–>

    Because, as long as the Cavs are in Cleveland, they are destined for failure.

    #428987

    Schoolboy
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    as someone who even played college b-ball…

    i and 90% of everyone i know do not care about the nba what so ever

    it is all about money and “bling”, and does not follow the traditional rules of the game at all. which i don’t feel represents this city.

    would columbus support it? yes

    would it last in columbus? i don’t think so. cleveland is a better city for the nba and struggles enough pre or post the lebron era.

    #428988

    StowCbusCleveland
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    The New Orleans Hornets are also unlikely to survive in their current situation. The league wants to keep them in NO, but listening to David Stern, it sounds like the interested buyers are all from someplace else and looking to bring the team back to their hometown. If the league relents and sells to a non-New Orleans owner then Columbus would have as good a chance as any if we had the guy with the $$$ and the interest.

    In a podcast with Bill Simmons, Stern said the cities with interest in the Hornets right now are Vancouver, Las Vegas, and Anaheim.

    #428989

    GCrites80s
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    It would make sense for Columbus, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh to have an NBA team using a simple geographic analysis.

    #428990

    anillo
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    Walker wrote >>
    I’m not much of an expert on sports, but I think of the big three (NFL, NBA, MLB) that the NBA would have the best chance here in Columbus.
    NFL would get outshined by OSU, and MLB + Clippers would be too much. Not to mention that we already have 2 MLB & NFL teams in Ohio, but only one NBA team.

    Agreed, unless one of the MLB/NFL teams from nearby moves to Columbus, I can’t see any way in the near future a team could be added.

    #428991

    Antonio
    Member

    GCrites80s wrote >>
    It would make sense for Columbus, Cincinnati or Pittsburgh to have an NBA team using a simple geographic analysis.

    I agreee, which city has the arena standing right now today of those three ?

    Cincy has the US Bank arena which seats a little over 17,000 and has expressed some interest in nabbing an NBA team in the past.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Bank_Arena

    Nationwide arena can hold 19,500 configured for basketball

    Pittsburgh has the new Consol arena, basketball seating for 19,100.

    http://hockey.ballparks.com/NHL/PittsburghPenguins/newindex.htm

    #428992

    zp945
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    As someone who has paid for partial season tickets for the Cavs and driven 2.5 hours both ways to see the games…I would love for Columbus to land a team. For a city of our size we need another pro team. NFL, MLB aren’t going to happen. Bring on the NBA. Sadly, I don’t think it will happen. We would need a Mark Cuban type owner who was really invested in the city and the sport to make it work.

    #428993

    Antonio
    Member

    zp945 wrote >>
    As someone who has paid for partial season tickets for the Cavs and driven 2.5 hours both ways to see the games…I would love for Columbus to land a team. For a city of our size we need another pro team. NFL, MLB aren’t going to happen. Bring on the NBA. Sadly, I don’t think it will happen. We would need a Mark Cuban type owner who was really invested in the city and the sport to make it work.

    If one drew a circle 60 miles surrounding Natiowide arena, I’m guessing probably close to 3 million people inside that circle give or take a bit. Is that enough to make a team viable ?

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