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Old 07-08-2006, 06:41 PM   #16
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OK Montreal and Vancouver could, they have so many young kids playing basketball.
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How about Santo Domingo the flight there is short.

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Mexico City, Monterrey or El Paso
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Toronto flying across the states to Mexico haha, that'd be brutal.
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:23 PM   #19
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The time difference between North America and Europe is too different. Think about a West Coast team going to Spain or something. I dunno how many hours it is, but it would piss me off and I'd be too tired to play.
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Or they could start an NBA II with international teams and play one game a week.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:40 AM   #21
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That's a stupid idea. JUst create NBA Euro(ope) ala NFL Europe. Unlike NFL Europe, the Euros will support basketball, and will generate tons of revenue and talent. And also, have the NBA Champs take on the NBA Euro(ope) champs in a exhibition game. Kinda like when the NBA Champs would travel Europe and take on European teams in the McDonalds tournaments.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:56 AM   #22
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It WILL be a reality over the next 10-20 years. It has to do with technology. If in the next 10 years, you can get a plane to do London to New York in 3 hours then it won't be a big deal.

Do you work for NASA StarJordan?

FACTS:

1-Travel won't work, too damn far, jet lag is a *****.
2-Vancouver already failed, Toronto is it for Canada.
3-Competing with established overseas leagues (Spain, Italy, Greece etc...)in their own countries is too costly and an uphill battle.

SOLUTION:

Bulid relationships with foreign leagues so buyouts and all that contractual garbage work in the game's favor...ie. get the best players in the top leagues asap.

Work with foreign leagues to develop talent at the grassroots level (bball without borders and campaigns like that) making the talent pool larger, and creating the climate for a world championship on par with the world cup (impossible I know, but you gotta aim high).

Leagues feed off each other like soccer where the English Spanish and Italian leagues (the 3 NBA equivilant leagues) draw talent from smaller (ie less on the players pay check) leagues, but very good leagues like Germany, Argentina, Netherlands, Brazil and France still compete with the top clubs even though they lose a lot of talent to the big three.

The NBA will be king, where all the best will want to be, and exert greater influence all over so more people will buy merchandise and sell advertising during NBA broadcasts.

Putting your name (NBA Europe, NBA Asia) on an inferior product is just bad business sense.
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Why create NBA Europe?...It's not like anybody gives a crap about NFL Europe?...It's American rejects that go there to play and the only spectators that show up come to use the washroom or sh!t on the grass.


Totally man, like that one crappy reject, um whats his name? Oh Kurt Warner, ya man, that guy toat'ly didn't do anything in the NFL.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:12 AM   #24
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NBA fans in China and in Europe can just purchase an NBA TV package.

In some countries in Europe (and also I hear Australia etc.) this is impossible. You have like one game a week (if you are lucky) with laim commentator. So you have two options:

- you download all the torrents that you can get (which is becuse there are not many)
- if you know your computer works and how the internet works you can make them (him) think you are from USA or Canada, pay little cash and watch ESPN, TNT, NBATV,... 24/7 on your computer...
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I partly see the solution in summer leagues... they should move them to Europe... and I think this is actualy a possibility given the circumstances.
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Vancouver failed due to poor ownership.
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Vancouver failed due to poor ownership.

Plus the fact that guys didn't want to play there.

Great city, fact is they blew their chance.
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Plus the fact that guys didn't want to play there.Great city, fact is they blew their chance.

Due to poor leadership, guys don't want to play in Utah either but management understands which type of players to bring in and they don't draft or trade for players that won't want to play in Utah. Vancouver could have signed more international talent like the Spurs do and they could have kept cost down like New Orleans, Charlotte and the Clippers do.

As for international expansion, Europe already has their own league, they are not going to allow Stern to tell them what to do and Europeans are not going to use tax dollars to build Arenas like Americans will do(which is a total joke). So NBA europe would not work. If the NBA expands they will have to go east Japan, north (Back to Vancouver) or south Mexico.

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These teams create jobs, it helps the local economy to host things like the superbowl, all star game, etc.
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maybe Stern wants to establish several leagues around the world independent of one another.

such as NBA North America, NBA Europe, NBA Asia, etc...

and keep them separate until a massive ASG
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