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Old 05-22-2012, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

Spurs vs. Thunder

Another Big Lie exposed. What a scam the small market teams pulled on everyone.

Just like any Myth, if you say it often enough, people will believe it. "Small markets can't compete". Sheeple believed it.........
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

Indiana is also a potential Eastern Conference Finals team. Teams from Memphis, Orlando and Utah also repped in the playoffs.

To top it all off, two of the biggest markets in the League were first round knockouts...oh, and so were the defending champs, also from a big sports area.

But dude, small markets totally don't compete.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

I blame the media.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

So what was the lockout about again?

Imagine if The Pacers and Celtics make the ECF's. That whole small market teams can't compete crap will be blown completely out of the water. In the first playoffs after the lockout no less.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

Boston isn't a small market though.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

Peopke are idiots and will believe anything. Its even worse when I knowledgeable basketball fans buy into this.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

It's even more hilarious when you consider that in the past 12 years, small markets won it (Pistons, Spurs & Heat) AND the Lakers lucked out by getting Kobe out of the draft.

Heck, the only BIG franchise that won it without lucking out was the Celtics.

If you go back a lil much, you then have the Bulls lucking out.

It's freaking hilarious when you consider that one of the hugest market in the NBA (NY) hasn't won shit in 40 years.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

In a way, you could say that KOBE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOCKOUT.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

I thought the saying is more so "Small markets can't compete for FA's" ... which there will probably always be a little bit of truth to.

Dallas lost Tyson Chandler to a bigger market, yet they were able to attract Vince Carter and maybe down the road Deron Williams.

Spurs managed to pick up Boris Diaw, and in the past Michael Finley when he was not far removed from being an AS, so it's not like every small market is getting the shaft from FA's.

Success in the league is more about having a well-rounded, well run, and talented team.

If there's anything we've learned since the lockout and/or the "Decision" it's that a superstar team doesn't necessarily win you everything. The Clippers for example weren't steamrolling the competition, nor are the Heat really.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:43 AM   #10
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

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I thought the saying is more so "Small markets can't compete for FA's" ... which there will probably always be a little bit of truth to.

Dallas lost Tyson Chandler to a bigger market, yet they were able to attract Vince Carter and maybe down the road Deron Williams.

Spurs managed to pick up Boris Diaw, and in the past Michael Finley when he was not far removed from being an AS, so it's not like every small market is getting the shaft from FA's.

Success in the league is more about having a well-rounded, well run, and talented team.

If there's anything we've learned since the lockout and/or the "Decision" it's that a superstar team doesn't necessarily win you everything. The Clippers for example weren't steamrolling the competition, nor are the Heat really.

Small markets pick up free agents all the time. The only ones that they can't get are the Lebron James/Shaquille O'neals of the world, but those guys go on the market once a generation. For the most part, superstars stay with their original drafting team until they are past prime. Once their prime years are used up, they move around chasing rings, if they never won one.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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Boston isn't a small market though.
Boston IS a msall market with a population less than a million people.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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Spurs vs. Thunder

Another Big Lie exposed. What a scam the small market teams pulled on everyone.

Just like any Myth, if you say it often enough, people will believe it. "Small markets can't compete". Sheeple believed it.........
Well...they wanted to compete better and often.

Truth is, the last NBA champion, chose not to resign some players, even a core one, because of the new rules, and the Knicks have now serious constrains resigning his FA's and the Heat won't be able to pile up talent around the big three, etc...
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #13
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

Many teams can't compete financially.

Referees make it hard for them to compete come late in the playoffs.

Spurs only small market team to win a Finals since the 70's. Almost 1/2 the teams are small market. Seems unfair to me.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:18 AM   #14
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

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Boston IS a msall market with a population less than a million people.
Boston sports teams' target market usually consists of the majority of New England, not just Boston...
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #15
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Default Re: Lockout talk: "Small markets can't compete"

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Boston isn't a small market though.
Well, Boston is a pretty small city, but they have like 4 whole states swinging on their nuts.
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