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Anyone else dislike the idea of a city without a team trying to get an All-Star Game? I guess it works for the NFL Pro Bowl, (or does it?), but for the NBA?

I have no problem with Vegas or another non-nba city getting the ASG. The ASG is more hassle than it's worth for the host city, and very few home fans actually can get in anyway. It's kind of like a corporate getaway anyway, so just have it in L.V.

Personally, I also think they should play the Super Bowl in L.V. every year, but that's just me.

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Anyone else dislike the idea of a city without a team trying to get an All-Star Game?  I guess it works for the NFL Pro Bowl, (or does it?), but for the NBA?

I have no problem with Vegas or another non-nba city getting the ASG. The ASG is more hassle than it's worth for the host city, and very few home fans actually can get in anyway. It's kind of like a corporate getaway anyway, so just have it in L.V.

Personally, I also think they should play the Super Bowl in L.V. every year, but that's just me.

There's already Arena Bowl in Vegas for the next few years, starting June 19.

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the team most likely to move to Vegas- sorry, CC97- would be the Raptors.

The Las Vegas Raptors?

Sorry Joe, you be wrong.

Toronto finished 16th in home attendance in 2004/05 despite having their third straight terribly disappointing season.

Plus they have very stable ownership, are building a $300 million complex next to their arena and are the favourites to host the 2011 NBA All-Star Game.

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I don't think anyone is really in danger of moving in the NBA right now, though if I had to pick one team that I thought was the most likely to move, I'd go with New Jersey. Their attendance isn't very good and their arena is dated. I know there's been talk of them moving to Brooklyn, but I'm not sure what the satus of that is.

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I'm all for LV having the NBA all-star game.

But I AM against LV getting the SB every year. Every couple of years maybe, but if I were KING OF ALL SPORTS, I'd put in a 6-year rotation for the SB:

1. Miami

2. A california location

3. Arizona

4. New Orleans

5. Las Vegas

6. (rotates between domed or warm-weather stadiums that aren't in the top 5)

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I see no problem with Las Vegas getting the ASG. David Stern has hinted many times that there's probably going to be a team there in just a matter of years anyway. The Las Vegas ASG is just there to test the market and I think it'll pass with flying colors. I think the Kings are the most likely team to move to Vegas.

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That would be a great idea, actually. Why does Vegas have to have a team before they get the All Star Game? I think a permanent home for All Star Weekend would be a good thing. It'd be almost like expanding into a new market without having to start another team. I think that this would be better than a permanent MLB or NBA team in Vegas. I'm not sure a team could realistically survive in a city like that. A once a year event would be more the speed of a city that relies as heavily on tourism as Vegas.

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Well, given that the Maloof brothers are major boosters of the NBA holding the All-Star Game in Las Vegas (And why wouldn't they be? They own the Palms Hotel and Casino.), don't be surprised if they don't eventually dangle the threat of moving the Kings to "Sin City". After all, they're having an extremely difficult time getting the powers-that-be in Sacramento to pony-up the dough to build the Kings a new arena there.

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Well, given that the Maloof brothers are major boosters of the NBA holding the All-Star Game in Las Vegas (And why wouldn't they be? They own the Palms Hotel and Casino.), don't be surprised if they don't eventually dangle the threat of moving the Kings to "Sin City". After all, they're having an extremely difficult time getting the powers-that-be in Sacramento to pony-up the dough to build the Kings a new arena there.

That and their team is declining. The Kings are no longer contenders and won't be for a while. It's Peja's team now and I'm sorry but he's just not good enough to carry them to the promise land. Yeah, yeah, I know they have Miller, Bibby, Mobley but that's still not enough out in the West.

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