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  1. The ‘ALMOST’ only being Chris Paul ...
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    Hidden Basketball History

    This article talks about the NBA-ABA merger talks in 1970 -- nothing to abnormal in plans we've known. But, an interesting side note was the Warriors trade for the rights to Zelmo Beaty from the Hawks for their 1970 First Round Pick which ended up being Pete Maravich. Could you imagine a Warriors team featuring Barry and Maravich? Wow!
  3. I would have done a general sport history, but I wanted to focus specifically on basketball and didn't want it derailed by the many hockey fanatics on the board A number of years ago, in middle school nonetheless, when I was reading some old newspaper clippings I came across an article from 1970 announcing the NBA expansion into Cleveland, Portland, Buffalo and Houston. This always seemed odd to me because in 1971 the San Diego Rockets moved to Houston. So I assumed the Rockets were sold to a Houston group instead of expansion, but never dug much deeper -- until today when I had too much time on my hands. So here's the clipping announcing the expansion for the 1970-71 season. As it turns out the Houston team who was led by a group by Alan Rothenberg (who would later became President of US Soccer and led the 1994 World Cup) failed to pay a down payment of $750,000 of the $3.7 million franchise fee -- so the team was folded. The clipping is here. Also before the Houston Expansion team folded plans for realignment called for a Southern Division (consisting of Baltimore, Atlanta, Phoenix and Houston) instead of a Midwest Division. Obviously that changed, read more here. I bring this up as a thread where other basketball junkies can share other "hidden history" that's kind of been forgotten over time. Whether it's failed trades, relocations, merger plans, hirings, firings, near trades -- whatever. Share what you'd like and provide a link if you have one.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I'm expecting a sacrifice bunt.
  5. kimball

    Aviators Appears to be New Name for Las Vegas 51s

    Wow that's got to be the blandest MiLB rebranded team name in YEARS! I was totally expecting something like the Las Vegas Casino Buffets.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Well, they're not making up the nickname ... that's the city's nickname. I don't mind the city nicknames as long as it's not forced or made up. My biggest gripe is 'MILE HIGH CITY' seems more fitting for a City Jersey than Statement Jersey?
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Ewe. When they're raving about the shorts that doesn't seem like a good omen in my book. I have a feeling we're going to see something like their city jerseys ...
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Read above. We're just as clueless as you.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    It almost feels like they'll just drop it all on social media than through a press conference.
  10. kimball

    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Just a fashion cap.
  11. kimball

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Those hats are VERY inconsistent with dates ... acknowledging some team's pasts while totally eliminating others. So odd. Sacramento Kings '85 Los Angeles Lakers '48 Houston Rockets '67 Detroit Pistons '41 Golden State Warriors '46 Brooklyn Nets '12 So is it whatever fits the narrative?
  12. I always wished that the Milwaukee Brewers either moved to or affliated with a Portland team so there'd be a team called the Portland Brewers with the emphasis on coffee brewing. It just needs to happen.
  13. PLOT TWIST: Colangelo is fired, Hinkie is rehired. And, just in time to complete the process with a major FA signing and championship ring.