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Old 10-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #1
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David Stern has abandoned the concept of expanding the NBA to Europe.

Most of the basketball arenas in Europe are smaller than what the NBA typically feels is acceptable for an NBA team.

“I don’t think having a single team in Europe is practical,” Stern said last week in Milan before watching the Celtics take on Emporio Armani Milano. “I never have.

“What I’ve said is if we’re going to have an NBA presence here in terms of the league, it should be five teams. It’s safe to say that there aren’t enough buildings, there aren’t adequate TV arrangements, we don’t have owners, and I’m not sure we could charge the prices that would be necessary. I don’t think our fans are that avid yet.

“But every year it gets better. Every year we have more fans. They tune into our games more. We now have an arena in London and one in Berlin that could probably house an NBA team. There is a planned renovation for Bercy in Paris that will be some years off.”


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Old 10-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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why expand into Europe when they have a better presence in Asia? China and Philippines in particular.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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why expand into Europe when they have a better presence in Asia? China and Philippines in particular.

Because Europe is closer. China is too far.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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Because Europe is closer. China is too far.

Not for the Western teams., but the answer is simple. As a business would you rather have locations in Paris, London, Madrid etc or Manila and Guangdong(sp?) Not to mention the geographic proximity of the teams IN europe and Asia.

China probably doesnt want the NBA in order to build the CBA.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Stern probably asked them to build arenas completely on the tax payer's dime, and they said no. So no NBA for you, Europe.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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there wont be any expansion to europe or asia.

how the hell are u gonna go play in asia if you have to adjust to a 12 hour timezone difference , also no fan in US would watch a game 7 am in the mourning. lets not be stupid
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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Not for the Western teams., but the answer is simple. As a business would you rather have locations in Paris, London, Madrid etc or Manila and Guangdong(sp?) Not to mention the geographic proximity of the teams IN europe and Asia.

China probably doesnt want the NBA in order to build the CBA.


The time difference from China to Los Angeles is -15 hours. The time zone from NY to London is -5 hours. That's a huge difference.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:33 AM   #8
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why expand into Europe when they have a better presence in Asia? China and Philippines in particular.

Because Europe would give them much better competition from the beginning as opposed to waiting for those teams in Asia to develop via NBA drafts (one expansion draft wouldn't cut it). Stern may not like the competition, though.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
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Not for the Western teams., but the answer is simple. As a business would you rather have locations in Paris, London, Madrid etc or Manila and Guangdong(sp?) Not to mention the geographic proximity of the teams IN europe and Asia.

China probably doesnt want the NBA in order to build the CBA.

How the f-ck could you put the NBA in China? How are the going to travel there?

Even Europe is too far away....I can't realistically see it happening. You want teams to make 15 hour flights to China? So we can watch games at 8 in the morning here? Good plan..........
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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The time difference from China to Los Angeles is -15 hours. The time zone from NY to London is -5 hours. That's a huge difference.

The time difference between LA and London is 8 hours but look at the distances. The distance between London and LA is 5500 miles and the distance between LA and Beijing is 6300 miles.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #11
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Wouldnt say that europe was interested either.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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Wouldnt say that europe was interested either.

Don't know why not, I'd be excited if the English Premiere League was expanding into the United States.

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But anyone that's traveled from California to Europe knows what a bad idea it was. The jet-lag is absolutely brutal.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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Don't know why not, I'd be excited if the English Premiere League was expanding into the United States.

That's impossible under FIFA rules.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #14
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there wont be any expansion to europe or asia.

how the hell are u gonna go play in asia if you have to adjust to a 12 hour timezone difference , also no fan in US would watch a game 7 am in the mourning. lets not be stupid
You're making you Americans look so stubborn. We have to watch games at 1 in the morning in Europe.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:32 PM   #15
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should be looking into expanding into south america instead
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