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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by mikhail1973, Jul 13, 2010.
So Vegas here we come...
man this is some sad shi.... only news Pistons make is about the team moving to Vegas, wtf??? I use to be able to escape this kind of shi... by following the Detroit Pistons, now Bills Sabres and Pistons!!!! WTF
We really try NOT to encourage him around here...
I have a hard time picturing an NBA stadium ( with parking ) right on the strip. I have never been to Vegas, itsn't that kind of full as it is? Would they make it a combo casino/stadium? Would many of the seats be comped? Slot machines in the hallways? Would the lower bowl have keno machines built in instead of cup holders? One thing. Stern would have to lighten up on his strict no gambling policy or half the Las Vegas Pistons and visiting teams would be routinely suspended. They do have the summer leagues there so I don't know - of course many of those players do not have money yet.
I have a real hard time believing the NBA would let a successful team in a decent market and a good recent history move across country and conferences. There are more teams for sale with much bigger issues than the Pistons. I'd even go so far as to say I'm not even worried about this team moving. Especially to Vegas.
I was kidding.
Only the UNLV Runnin Rebels get fan support in Vegas and that is only when they are winning. The locals will support them because their relatives go there. I don't think the local folk will support a pro team as there is just not enough interest. Most people who hang out along the strip are visitors and there are not enough visitors there from one particular city on a given night (other than from LA) to attend a basketball game. There are just to many other things to do such as gambling, attending big production shows and staring at half dressed women, than to go sit down at a basketball game. I drive down there an average of 3 times a year as my mom and sister live there and I just don't see so called "basketball fan" other than the Visitors at the sports book looking to make few bucks gambling. With all of the Michigan transients in So Cal, a transplanted Piston team would get more fans attending here in LA than in Vegas
mrs davidson, did you miss something? hey, there went potential byers!!! Owner Chris Cohan agrees to sell Golden State Warriors for record $450M - ESPN seems that both mrs davidson and dumars have a gift to miss important opportunities.
Sorry, wishful thinking Max. The only natural resource Vegas has in adundance is flat dry land. Room they have.
If I were in a position to purchase this team my first thoughts would be alternative destinations. Taking this team back to the city would be the homer in me. I'd likely go somewhere else, the most profitable destination leading the pack. Unless I was filthy stinking rich, and didn't mind losing initial cash over at least 10 years into the future. If that were the case I would definitely move back to Detroit.
At this point in time land may count as a resource. Plenty of companies that want to expand face landlocked scenarios.
Vegas has one of the worst local economies in the US right now. There's no way they could get an arena built unless it was done entirely with private cheddar.
I know but looks like there is a possibility that some team is moving there.
Agreed. Just take a look at Sam Boyd Stadium (football). That thing is crumbling before our eyes. I didn't know they have women who wear that much clothing.
If Seattle got the Pistons, that would be the second best thing to staying in Detroit. Oh, and linwood and I will start accumulating stories. If that happens though, the Pistons name probably will go away as they'll probably resurrect Sonics. There are also rumors abound that the Maloof brothers, who own a casino in Vegas, are trying to move the Kings to the desert.
I could totally see half the tickets being comped out by the Casino's purchasing them for that purpose.
I knew it would come to this (and posted it) as soon as Mr. Davidson died. But really, even so... Can you believe we are even talking about this? I'm sure for all of the diehard people on this forum it it like one of their worst nightmares coming true. Have we ever really lost a team here? Yeah: Michigan Panthers (football) Detroit Love (basketball) The soccer team (forgot their name) Detroit express? The CBA basketball team (I think they left) The Tigers minor league team But did we ever ever ever imagine losing any of our "real teams": Tigers Pistons Red Wings Lions (yeah, they get included, lol) HELL NO! It is very sad to think about. :(
Yes.. I feel really bad just thinking about that!!
They lost the 5th pro team, the Detroit Shock, who won more titles in the last decade than the Lions and Tigers have won in the past 50 years
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