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Columbus wants NBA team

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by Huber., May 10, 2012.

  1. Huber.

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    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7...eman-tells-david-stern-columbus-love-nba-team
     
  2. Nightperson

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    Smart move getting their name in the hat now so when the Blue Jackets move in a few years they will not be new to the list of citys wanting a team.
     
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    when is the lease up for the Blue Jackets?
     
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    Seattle gets the Sonics back first.
     
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  5. The Voice

    The Voice Best in the World

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    They're moving? I thought their attendance is good.
     
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    They don't have an arena which is why they moved in the first place.
     
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    Yes, only a matter of time. Attendance was great but the past few season's it's down and fans have given up on the joke of the NHL.
     
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    Yeah, but they'd probably need to add an East team as well to keep things even.

    They'd be stupid to put a team in Columbus. There's only one real franchise in Columbus that people care about -- OSU.

    Although, if you're a conspiracy theorist, a Columbus NBA team would be a great way for LeBron to return to Ohio, without having to team up with Gilbert again.
     
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    Or he could join the Canton Charge... oh wait Gilbert owns that too.
     
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    One recently got approved.

    Not if the team is already in the West.
     
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    That makes absolutely no sense. If they added a team in Seattle, they'd want to add in one in the East to keep things even. Thus Columbus as an option if Seattle gets another team.
     
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    He means if a team that's already in the West (Sacramento) moves to Seattle they will stay in the West and keep things even.
     
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    Ah, ok. I need to go to sleep.
     
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    Ohio State basketball can't even sell out and they've been an elite team the last 2 years. The support just isn't there.
     
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    I'm trying to think of another "college city" that has been home to a professional sports team.

    Can't think of one off the top of my head.....

    Doesn't seem like fit to me. Too much overlap between the Ohio State BBall and NBA seasons. I just don't see it as something that makes sense, in terms of gate / draw.
     
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    I would love to see the Cavaliers play 3 to 5 games a year in Columbus at Nationwide.
     
  17. Randolphkeys

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    Really Mayor Coleman? Really??

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  18. Marcus

    Marcus Let's go Cabs!

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    I'd like to see a team in Columbus, but I really don't see it as a feasible option at this point in time. I would have to think that of other Ohio cities on the list of places that could host relocating/expansion teams, Cincinnati would be ahead of Columbus anyway. Plus, as others have already said, Ohio State University athletics already have a stranglehold in Columbus, with the Blue Jackets picking up what's left over.
     
  19. Rob

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    No, terrible idea, please don't do it. I love being the only NBA team in Ohio.

    If you gotta do it, put a team in Cincinnati again.
     
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  20. Amherstcavsfan

    Amherstcavsfan Duh

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    In 27 years.

    Continue about how the Blue Jackets are going to move, despite EVERY single piece of worthwhile news saying they won't.
     

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