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Old 11-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Adam Silver Says NBA Is Considering European Expansion

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Stern hinted for years about placing an expansion team in Europe, but didn’t. Silver said the idea remains under consideration.

“I would just say, possibly,” Silver said. “When people talk about expansion, there’s no question that some of the great cities in Europe would be incredibly attractive to the league. And logistically, it’s becoming more of a possibility in terms of state-of-the-art arenas that are now being built. When I was in China, I said we could use some faster planes to make life a little easier, but the potential is there.

“There’s no question the popularity of this game continues to grow with the explosion of interest just with kids participating in this game around the world, and we also recognize the business advantages to having teams in European cities.”
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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That travel doe
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
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LMAO

Never gonna happen. Nobody wants to play for a team in fcking Europe.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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There is literally 0 chance this happens anytime soon.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #5
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NoLinksYo used a source?
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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I just cant see it happening. Players won't be able to handle the back and forth travelling, especially if they're longer flights. In the future, most likely.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:22 PM   #7
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LMAO

Never gonna happen. Nobody wants to play for a team in fcking Europe.

Lmao the players will play anywhere that gives them millions upon millions to play basketball. As if they have any real power.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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Lmao the players will play anywhere that gives them millions upon millions to play basketball. As if they have any real power.
Lmao naw bro, trust. Nobody wants to play in fcking Europe.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #9
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no one will watch early afternoon games. and the travel and timezone will make it impossible. they are just saying this to increase interest there.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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Holy Shit, there's a real source.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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This would such a stupid idea. With the 82 game season I'm sure any players wouldn't want the air travel.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #12
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It would never work. Teams going to and from Europe would be really jet lagged and lose most games. Unless they gave them long-ass breaks before and after a Europe trip, which would screw up the schedule and force even more back to backs than we already have.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #13
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Travel would be too much, especially with 82 games.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
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They would have to make a separate 8 team European league. For that reason alone I don't see it happening anytime soon.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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Never gonna happen. Nobody wants to play for a team in fcking Europe.

Stern said over and over he was talking about a European DIVISION. So your point does not even make sense.
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