Does NBA need to have regular season games in Europe?

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Does NBA need to have regular season games in Europe?

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  2. No

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  1. BillLaimbeer

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    I don't think it's going to happen. Perhaps a couple of preseason games, but not much more than that. Just my two cents.
     
  2. roscoe36

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    Which is about 1.8 cents Canadian.

    Don't you still owe me two shiny nickels? Can we re-negotiate the currency of settlement?
     
  3. BillLaimbeer

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    We're going double-or-nothing on something...not sure what yet....
     
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    Bring on European expansion

    By Kenny Smith, Yahoo! Sports

    October 15, 2007 [​IMG][​IMG]

    While on the NBA Europe Live Tour which featured NBA teams playing in Turkey, Italy, Spain and England, I pondered this question: Is it possible for the league to have teams that reside in Europe?

    I've talked to commissioner David Stern on several occasions about this subject and he contends that due to scheduling, logistical nightmares and time-zone changes, it is out of the question at this time. He also told me that the All-Star game would be too difficult to have in Europe because of the same reasons at this time. He always ends such statements with "at this time." (There's the hint.)

    Do I think it's possible? Yes. There are a lot of variables, but if planned correctly, European expansion could and should happen.
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    Bring on European expansion - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

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  5. buddahfan

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    Looks like the NBA will also be expanding to China which according to Stephen Wade has as many basketball players as there are people in the U.S.

    Bottom line for the American fan this means less games in the U.S. and less live games available to view on TV.

    NBA - Orlando Magic/Cleveland Cavaliers Recap Wednesday October 17, 2007 - Yahoo! Sports

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