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Old 04-25-2007, 07:56 PM   #31
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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

and it takes around 7-8 hours to get from NY to europe, that's only a few hours more than from LA to NY, let the players have 3 days between continental games and it shouldn't be much of a problem
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:03 PM   #32
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This sounds like a videogame storyline.
how so?
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:06 PM   #33
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Al and NL are still in the US though, not overseas.

You missed the point I was making. The point was that they would go to Europe and stay there for a while just like in MLB where you have those spans of time where it is AL vs NL. The problem is that there will be a lot of road games attached together.

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Old 04-25-2007, 08:08 PM   #34
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You'd need more than 5 teams in order to accomplish this. What, is every team that plays these 5 teams going to have to stay in europe until the whole series is done, and then go back to the U.S. ? So the europe teams play 2 home games in a row and then have to travel for months?

It's just not feasable.

Not to mention as its been already said, the league is too big now. The talent pool is watered down. Couple that with all these kids leaving college too early...

It's ridiculous. It would definitely ruin the league, unless some HUGE breakthrough in transportation was made.

Stern's such an idiot it makes my head hurt.

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I didn't say it was a good idea, I was only answering your question.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:12 PM   #35
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They should bring back the Concorde, otherwise its gonna be a pain in the ass for teams to travel to Europe.
The NBA would have to arrange private Concore type jets for travel or it would be ridiculous. Keep in mind, Concord is old technology. In 20 years, it will most likely be a lot different (faster).
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and it takes around 7-8 hours to get from NY to europe, that's only a few hours more than from LA to NY, let the players have 3 days between continental games and it shouldn't be much of a problem

If it does happen I am sure they will go on like a 6 game road trip where they will see the same team twice. And given maybe two days rest on the trip back. It will be harder on the European teams bc even after they arrive in US they still will have some more flying to do across the United States. The American teams will not have to travel far once they are in Europe. It is complicated nonetheless.
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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

If you're on the East Coast and go to the West Coast of Europe it only takes about three hours on the top passenger jet. Obviously that is what the NBA players would be flying in.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:12 PM   #38
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i think it would be a good idea to take one of the top euroleagues and converting them into another conference. Let the Americans play for their "conference" championship and another in europe and then the winners play for a world championship.
Make trades between continents being agreed on by players and let players sign with the leagues they want. If someone wants to stay in america then he won't sign with an euro team. At first the euro teams would suck but with time they would catch up.

What he said.

But for that u'll need to trim the NBA season down from the 82 games...mmm, actually u need to do that anyway.

There are also some organisational issues within Europe cause the top clubs play in more than 1 league. Some even play 3!

But your idea is pretty good for the long run
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:18 PM   #39
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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

Like others have said, is travelling from the East coast to Europe really that much worse than traveling from Miami to Seattle? I doubt it. It's not like the people who schedule NBA games now have teams fly from Miami, to Seattle, to Orlando, to LA. Or anything stupid like that. It just doesn't happen. The same thing would apply here.

Teams would spend a certain amount of time in Europe and then head back.

The only teams it would suck complete ass for would be the European teams. And yes, for those teams, this is basically a totally impractical idea.

As far as the rest of the league is concerned though, nah, no biggie.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:44 AM   #40
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Like others have said, is travelling from the East coast to Europe really that much worse than traveling from Miami to Seattle? I doubt it. It's not like the people who schedule NBA games now have teams fly from Miami, to Seattle, to Orlando, to LA. Or anything stupid like that. It just doesn't happen. The same thing would apply here.

Teams would spend a certain amount of time in Europe and then head back.

The only teams it would suck complete ass for would be the European teams. And yes, for those teams, this is basically a totally impractical idea.

As far as the rest of the league is concerned though, nah, no biggie.

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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

link?

if this is true its just dumb
i do support nba in europe but not this way
the way they should do it is make a whole league in europe and like the top 4 teams go to the polayoffs.

the 2nd problem is i dont see that much nba players wanting to go to europe
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:05 AM   #42
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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

All European clubs have national leagues aswell + the Euroleague or ULEB or whatever. Besides, basketball rules are different in Europe and adapting to them for NBA players or vice versa would be tough. IMO no European club should be interested in such offer.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:02 AM   #43
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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

so going from the East to Spain takes 3 hours. what's your point? what about from the East to England and France, just to begin with? and wouldn't it make sense to have teams in the areas that produce the most Euro talent? how long does it take to go from the East to the former Yugoslavia?

and how about going from the WEST to those places?

how about every team going from the WEST to those places several times a regular season not to mention what about the playoffs? games 5, 6, and 7 are the most crucial how about a 5-7+ hour plane ride back and forth after every game to a foreign country?

it's just not practical.

and how can we add 5 teams? that would further dilute the league and make the conferences uneven. would we move 5 teams over there? well they'd all have to be Eastern Conference teams wouldn't they? because we want the majority of games with European teams to be against the East for plane ride purposes. and if we did that, what current continental teams trade conferences?
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:16 AM   #44
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Default Re: Stern says 5 NBA teams in Europe within 20 years

I think it's a stupid idea.

NBA, NFL, NFL, MLB are considered to be North American sports leagues and it should stay that way.
Globalization is great but I honestly believe it would mess up the game.

Stern really needs to stop expanding the NBA to Europe and keep the National-BA in North America, where it belons.

Yes, traveling would be hard. Don't forget there's also a time zone difference.

For example, you can play the game at 9 pm in Europe but that's only 3 pm in the USA. People are still at work.
9:30 would be better I guess, anything beyond that is too late for Euros.
It can only work on weekends.

Just a stupid idea. It would add confusion to the NBA and it would be weird.
Just stupid, stupid, stupid. Keep it as it is, Sternie.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:48 AM   #45
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interesting, it's good idea for people live in europe, because game begins always at 7 or 9 pm in USA, and it's near 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning here in europe.
do it nba, then i can watch game on live.
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