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  1. Pyro

    Pyro Banned

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    Looking for a story right now, but apparently Tom Benson (owner of the Saints) has bought the Hornets.
     
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    JMcCurry08 NBA Starter

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    RT @Probballdraft: Big move by NOLA Saints owner Tom Benson to purchase @Hornets for $338M. Having a good team in place is key to any ownership group.*
     
  3. Man Called X

    Man Called X Not a **** was given

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    Really NBA? You threw a giant fucking hissy fit when Paul Allen wanted to buy the Trailblazers because of him owning the Seahawks. If I remember correctly, the only reason they let it go through is because Paul Allen argued that it was 2 different markets.

    But sure, let's have the Saints owner buy the Hornets. Fucking hypocrites.
     
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    wuck Hustling on the inside Staff Member

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    Perhaps an announcement of new ownership will mean the Hornets will move out of trade-limbo and make some of their players or contracts/picks available by draft-day. It will likely be easier dealing with a new GM than dealing with Stern.
     
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    Phills14 Cleveland Cavaliers Fan Staff Member

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    I thought it was the other way around. I thought the NFL forbid owners from owning another pro team in the US.
     
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    Noonan #howu

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    Not reported: Stern gives the new owner the wink and the gun when asked about the Hornets chances of "winning" the lottery.
     
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    jerzy234 Kenny Power's Manager

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    Well the NFL has a rule that majority owners can own another franchise if a.) the team is in their home city or b.) if the other team is in a non NFL market. Paul Allen never had a problem owning the Seahawks and Trailblazers because as you mentioned different markets/NFL primary market does not exist in Portland. This kind of goes in hand on why Stan Kroenke was aggressive in buying the Dodgers.

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    Juice Is Loose Stylin' and Profilin'

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    Hopefully no bounties are placed on Kyrie.
     
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    col63onel Joe Thomas Fan Club

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    Even though the Saints have been a winner the past few years (bounty gate notwithstanding), I remember a lot of people not liking Benson as on owner, calling him "cheap".

    So, lets fleece their draft picks for bad-ish contracts, yes?
     
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    TAS -____-

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    Meanwhile, Drew Bress is still awaiting for his contract extension.
     
  12. Man Called X

    Man Called X Not a **** was given

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    That's even better. Bye bye Hornets franchise, we hardly knew ye.
     
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    Changing the name to something more New Orleans related would be great for that team. However, what can they use? The New Orleans Beads? Drunken Disorder?
     
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    bgfalcon Towel Waver

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    The New Orleans Hurricanes
     
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