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KobesOneUglyTat 06-29-2008 07:17 PM

Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
Every time I'm watching a league pass game at their gym or Rudy Gay/old J-Dub highlights on youtube the stands are empty. For regular season games, the lower bowl of most arenas is 75-80 percent full yet in Memphis even the lower bowl seems 70 percent vacent on a nightly basis. I only see this with Memphis and maybe the Bobcats and Hawks, but I'll give the 'cats the benefit of the doubt in the long-term because NC is a bball state and Charlotte has proven in the past to be a viable NBA market. Atlanta should see an uprise in attendace next season after the playoff run and the Omni used to draw solid crowds to see Dominique and later to see Dikembe and Mookie.

Memphis has absolutely no proven track record that it will ever adequately support an NBA team. The last time the Grizz were in the playoffs, they couldn't even sell out their first-round series with the Mavs. The fans stink, they don't care, they never will. Poor OJ, he may be driven to commit double homicide playing in Memphis.


Las Vegas Grizzlies
Anaheim Grizz
St Louis Grizz
Kansas City Grizz
Pittsburgh Grizz
Vancouver Grizz (lol)

Darius07 06-29-2008 07:18 PM

Re: Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
Ya the tropics could get more fans...

final.wrath 06-29-2008 07:19 PM

Re: Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
well, i think chris wallace is trying at least. conley/mayo/gay as a core should help sell the team to somebody.

ZeN 06-29-2008 07:19 PM

Re: Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
They should desband the team and spread the talent thru the league in a lottery... :lol

dnyk1337 06-29-2008 07:20 PM

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Yea, it's pretty sad really. Las Vegas should definitely get a team.

ZeN 06-29-2008 07:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by final.wrath
well, i think chris wallace is trying at least. conley/mayo/gay as a core should help sell the team to somebody.



In all seriousness.. thats a solid trio to build around and a core that does not have heavy contracts.. well at least so far...

mlh1981 06-29-2008 07:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KobesOneUglyTat
Las Vegas Grizzlies
Anaheim Grizz
St Louis Grizz
Kansas City Grizz
Pittsburgh Grizz
Vancouver Grizz (lol)



Las Vegas, I feel, is too much of an "entertainment city" to support an NBA franchise. Meaning, there are too many other things to do. Lots of people are working during that shift at the casinos and what not. Also, not very people are FROM Vegas, so they would have a hard time getting behind the local team. This type of city also describes current NBA cities as well, but Vegas outpaces those places as far as other entertainment options goes.

The Anaheim market is too crowded with Lakers (and some Clippers) fans. They wouldn't have much of a draw.

St. Louis/K.C...........maybe

Pittsburgh..........no way. I live in Pittsburgh, and the Pens rule that town in the wintertime. The interest for NBA basketball simply isn't there, and it would also have to compete with Pitt basketball for roundball attention as well

What about Cincinnati? Thoughts on that, or too close to Cleveland?

I agree with all your points about Memphis. That place is the most depressing arena in the league to watch a game on TV.

Darius07 06-29-2008 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by final.wrath
well, i think chris wallace is trying at least. conley/mayo/gay as a core should help sell the team to somebody.

WTF what about Darko?

Interminator 06-29-2008 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Darius07
WTF what about Darko?

What's wrong with Darko?

7/6/2 in 25 minutes at 7 Million is overpaid but this is the NBA.

Darko has size and can block shots for us and gives you a double double once every 7 games or so.

final.wrath 06-29-2008 07:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Darius07
WTF what about Darko?


yeah, darko too. if he can ever find a way to bring out all that talent. mostly he needs to find consistency finishing with both his jumpshot and post moves before he would be considered a "core" player for Memphis.

Darius07 06-29-2008 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Interminator
What's wrong with Darko?

7/6/2 in 25 minutes at 7 Million is overpaid but this is the NBA.

Darko has size and can block shots for us and gives you a double double once every 7 games or so.

Us? Wait so what team are you actually a fan of?

Interminator 06-29-2008 07:30 PM

Re: Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darius07
Us? Wait so what team are you actually a fan of?

Memphis.

final.wrath 06-29-2008 07:31 PM

Re: Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Interminator
What's wrong with Darko?

7/6/2 in 25 minutes at 7 Million is overpaid but this is the NBA.

I'm wondering why he only played 25 minutes. Was it conditioning, foul trouble, both?

Not really overpaid at a flat rate of 6.5 mil for the next couple years. Think of Nene, Gadzuric, Dampier, Diop. Big men are always more expensive.

ALBballer 06-29-2008 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by final.wrath
I'm wondering why he only played 25 minutes. Was it conditioning, foul trouble, both?

Not really overpaid at a flat rate of 6.5 mil for the next couple years. Think of Nene, Gadzuric, Dampier, Diop. Big men are always more expensive.


Darko salary is coming off the books next year. So it ain't that bad.

LakersNation562 06-29-2008 07:38 PM

Re: Memephis doesn't deserve an NBA team at all.
 
memphis sucks. i dont know why they moved there in the first place? vancouver had a much better fan base and vancouver is also more beautiful and richer. dumbass owner.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=knQnCPaDGEk


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