Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 8:00 am  |  40 responses

Polladaday: New NBA City?

It seems there’s always one or two NBA teams planning moves from one location to the next. Aside from Brooklyn, which will have a franchise soon enough, who do you think would make a good host?

Which city deserves an NBA team?

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  • JTaylor21

    City of Lights is the perfect choice. Apart from the gambling, ho*ing, and corruption, it’s the perfect place for a team.

  • Yann Blavec

    Brooklyn !

  • Groves

    i like all of them.. but where was Seattle, Louisville, Baltimore, Nashville, San Diego?… vegas would be the best… st louis and kansas seem most realistic

  • JoeMaMa

    SLAM’s anti-Kalamazoo slant shows itself again….

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick NotebookNick


  • smooth

    the basketball team would make ALOT of money if they were good but if they were bad for 3 years in row they would probly make the stadium into a casino

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I was in Senior yr at High School one of my elective classes was called BUSINESS STUDIES and we had to design a new business for an assignment, motivation coming from the expension Toronto/Vancouver teams at the time. The year was 1998. I chose to create an NBA team. Went looking online for States in the USA that already had NBA cities in them and I chose New Mexico State. At the time I had picked the town/city of Santa Fe. I had to plan how much it would cost to build an NBA team from the ground up. Explain how I would draw investment and financial backing and go through all the bench mark testing via the NBA unions etc. It took a lot of planning and detailing and I designed uniforms, had ‘team photos’ made up, logos a team name etc… the team was to be called the Santa Fe Starmen (and would win a championship within 6 years!). I OWNED that assignment and ended up with a grade scaled within the top 20% of the state for that subject. I still dream of the Santa Fe Starmen….

  • smooth

    make another one in newyork they got two of every sport exept basketball why not make one and kick out the kings

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy


  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    We appreciate that, Eboy

  • Darius


  • Groves

    @dacre… upload some pictures of the jerseys and link us? im intrigued and quite impressed

  • Smooth

    Seattle needs the SuperSonics back.

  • Jer Dawg

    Seattle does deserve a team there. The whole situation up there, IMO, was a farce. Renovate or build a new area. I keep seeing how Washington state has an excellent economic climate. Yes, the team was not good but part of it is the novelty of going some place brand new and fresh. Baseball teams do it and some of them never get to playoffs. Can’t blame OkC ownership moving. Seattle was too little, too late in their efforts. Why should the public fund the new arena when they ones going to the games, buying consessions, and parking? Too much to ask. Giving more money to an already rich owner is wrong.

  • jose

    Seattle for sure

  • Double J

    ya uhhhhhhhhh where’s Seattle?

  • Dale Wittig

    Sorry I forgot about Seattle. I said St. Louis. Las Vegas, as the ugliest city in the United States with the least sense of community, would of course be the worst place for a basketball team.

  • add

    who voted for vancouver?


    No offense to anyone from “Lou” but they don’t even deserve an NFL team, let alone an NBA team!

  • unrel

    san diego or seattle

  • Andre


  • i_ball

    Seattle:)I voted for Kansas but if there is a new team or a team is moved it should be in Seattle!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Chicago……….what? LA and NY can have two teams each, why can’t the third largest market have one? OK, OK, I say Seattle too. The way their Sonics was taken from them was just wrong.

  • hammer

    Bring back the sonics. Miss the blazer-sonic rivalry

  • LakeShow



    The people have spoken: Las Vegas Kings

  • Sparty’s Law


  • Austin H


  • http://www.slamonline.com Royal

    Bring a team back to Baltimore

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/features/overdribbling chiqo

    seattle didn’t deserve to have the sonics ripped like that.

  • SpaceJam

    I Want Seattle back. They got ripped off. One of the greatest basketball cities ever

  • ai come back

    SEATTLE deserves a team……….an actully take seattle back give us new orleans and add a team to kentucky or virginia

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    Other than Seattle, Louisville.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    Worst options for a poll ever.

  • LakeShow

    Wow…. i like this seattle support. seriously makes me feel good. thank you all for giving a sh*t about us

  • Ben


  • Sam J

    If it’s about moving an established team, send the Kings to Vegas or the Clips to San Diego.

    If we’re talking a new team, then yeah bring back the Sonics.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Anyone who said seattle should slap themselves. Even when the team was doin welll with ray and shard, the city didnt support them, doubly so when the team got worse. The arena sucked, and seattle didnt want to help pay. Seattle lost their team cuz theyre werent enough ticket buying fans. Kings are moving, possibly this summer. Arco is dropping sponsorship, land swap deal with city fell thru, nba is done helping them get a new arena, all that means kings are moving. They moved from kc in 85. They are coming back. Brand new arena, new downtown area. Its on. Kings will be coming back to kc.

  • Elijah Black


  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    If Seattle had a team, which teams ‘history’ would Gary Payton and the Reign Man fall under? This whole idea or sharing history is such bull. Imagined if the Lakers and Celtics ‘shared history’.