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NBA Expansion Looming: Seattle and Las Vegas or Vancouver

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4 hours ago, colortv said:

 

the article mentions Chris Hansen for Seattle.  I hope that any group he compiles to bring the Sonics back includes Tod Leiweke.  I think it's important to have someone from the Kraken be a part of the ownership group.  David Bonderman, also a member of the Kraken ownership owns part of the Celtics, but perhaps he sells his part of the Celtics to own a part of the Sonics.

 

And Hansen is a hedge fund guy.  Anytime a hedge fund person owns a pro sports team or wants to own one, I am always leery of that.

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2 minutes ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

You'd have to imagine Chris Hansen is dead to the league after trying to derail the Kings' arena effort.

 

I would hope so.  I wonder which billionaire they would get to own the Sonics as majority?  

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3 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

 

I would hope so.  I wonder which billionaire they would get to own the Sonics as majority?  

 

There's a big chunk of Seattle that hates Bezos and would like him more if he brought the Sonics home. And it's :censored:ing pocket change for him, which is maddening to me.

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1 minute ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

 

There's a big chunk of Seattle that hates Bezos and would like him more if he brought the Sonics home. And it's :censored:ing pocket change for him, which is maddening to me.

 

Would his ex Mackenzie Scott be a better option to own an NBA team, assuming she's interested?

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On 1/12/2021 at 11:39 AM, the admiral said:

 

No, this is actually a big difference between the two states; Illinois's population is concentrated on Chicago WAY more than Wisconsin's is on Milwaukee

 

Illinois might be more concentrated on Chicagoland. But Wisconsin is hardly evenly distributed. 60% of Wisconsin lives within an hour of the Illinois border, and Metro Milwaukee has close to 2 million people in a state that doesn't even have 6 million.

 

Hell, there's more people living on the Eastside of Milwaukee than the overwhelming majority of entire counties in Wisconsin. 

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12 hours ago, NicDB said:

 

Illinois might be more concentrated on Chicagoland. But Wisconsin is hardly evenly distributed. 60% of Wisconsin lives within an hour of the Illinois border, and Metro Milwaukee has close to 2 million people in a state that doesn't even have 6 million.

 

Hell, there's more people living on the Eastside of Milwaukee than the overwhelming majority of entire counties in Wisconsin. 

 

So you can imagine how I felt during the two summers I spent way up there outside of Sparta....just us, the grass, and the skunks.

 

(Total side note: if you've never experienced someone get sprayed by a skunk, make sure you absolutely never do...)

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Yeesh.  I've been to Sparta before.  They have a cool bike trail and the pub we went to afterwards had good bar food.  But I couldn't wrap my head around spending more than a single weekend there.

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