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    NBA 2 solution

    The first paragraph in an article in the June 6, 2010, Parade magazine mentioned that there are, "too many meaningless games" in the NBA, and that this is one reason why league is losing money.

    The English are more enthusiastic about soccer because there is not just interest in the best teams. The teams that finish last move down to the lower league and the teams that finish first in that lower league move up. So there is great interest in not having your city losing or gaining major-league status.

    An "NBA2" league could have 16 teams, a much shorter season, and the top two teams could move up to the NBA, while the bottom two NBA teams would move down to the NBA2. To increase the quality of the incoming teams and punish the losers, the incoming teams could select two players from the descending teams.

    Cities that might be considered for NBA2 include: Tampa, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, San Jose, San Diego, London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, El Paso, St. Louis, Louisville, Jacksonville, Kansas City, and Nashville.
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    They already have the "D League" that get's absolutely no respect as it is. American's are different when it comes to sports. It won't work here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    They already have the "D League" that get's absolutely no respect as it is. American's are different when it comes to sports. It won't work here.
    We haven't tried moving teams from one league to another.

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    Americans like simple and dont like to follow teams throughout leagues. Thats why there is always one huge staple that is defiant and other who try usually fail or have no respect. NBA,NFL,NHL,MLB and MLS. While there are other minor leaques for these such as Triple A, D-League, AFL they dont garnish the numbers and the reason these althetes play in these leagues is because they were not good enough to get into any major league. Pretty much these leagues are to develop players for the big time. having to track a team from one league to another is pointless. Nobody would care about the NBA2 because they would be the worst league and then nobody would care about the teams moving. No league would agree to this either because as soon as your team is bounced to the NBA2 then you lose credibility as a franchise and probably a lot of fan base and that means lost profit as a buisness. NBA2 would never work because after a year or two it would lose money. Could you imagine if the Lakers, Bulls or Celtics had a fluke year ended up on the bottom 2 and had to go to the NBA2? The NBA would never allow it. IF teams cant sell out games, cant make mone and lose fanbase they just shut down or movie cities.

    Sorry but your idea wont work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.N.d. View Post
    Americans like simple and dont like to follow teams throughout leagues. . .
    That would change if a team or two could move in between the leagues.

    Most NBA teams are near or above average, and they might not mind letting a loser get temporarily kicked down. It would certainly increase interest ($$$$!) in the games of teams near last place and even of those playing teams near the bottom. And this way a fun city like Vegas could become a true NBA team with much fanfare, if they earned it by winning the NBA2 championship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.N.d. View Post
    . . . Could you imagine if the Lakers, Bulls or Celtics had a fluke year ended up on the bottom 2 and had to go to the NBA2? . . .
    No, I can't imagine it (at least not the Celtics or the Lakers)--and I especially can't imagine that happening with the ominous threat of temporary banishment to the NBA2. But there are years when I would have loved to have seen Donald Sterling's Clippers bumped down.

    And to get off track, those large, cheesy L.A. Times ads that Donald Sterling seems to place in the L.A. Times sports section every day to publicize his charity work are weird. What's the ratio of his giving to what he spends to publicize his giving? Does anyone else in America publicize their giving like that--besides tobacco companies a decade or two ago? Yes, of course, it's much better than nothing, but it's still weird.

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    The GREATEST days of the NBA were without question- the Magic-Bird years of the 80's. Remember that talent? Kareem Vs Parrish, Worthy vs McHale, DJ Vs Cooper? And that was just on the 2 teams! Isaiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Barkley, The Twin Towers, Ewing, Mullin, Rodman- All of those from that '92 dream team on the tail ends of their careers!

    Fans began to lose interest when Jordan took away the outside skill and play making greatness for a 3 step traveled jump slam dunk game. Player might not have able to stop Jordan, but the Refs could have. Just call him for traveling.

    The GAMES are less interesting. The NBA needs to look into that before expanding into some B league of even less skilled players than what we have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.N.d. View Post
    Americans like simple and dont like to follow teams throughout leagues. Thats why there is always one huge staple that is defiant and other who try usually fail or have no respect. NBA,NFL,NHL,MLB and MLS. While there are other minor leaques for these such as Triple A, D-League, AFL they dont garnish the numbers and the reason these althetes play in these leagues is because they were not good enough to get into any major league. Pretty much these leagues are to develop players for the big time. having to track a team from one league to another is pointless. Nobody would care about the NBA2 because they would be the worst league and then nobody would care about the teams moving. No league would agree to this either because as soon as your team is bounced to the NBA2 then you lose credibility as a franchise and probably a lot of fan base and that means lost profit as a buisness. NBA2 would never work because after a year or two it would lose money. Could you imagine if the Lakers, Bulls or Celtics had a fluke year ended up on the bottom 2 and had to go to the NBA2? The NBA would never allow it. IF teams cant sell out games, cant make mone and lose fanbase they just shut down or movie cities.

    Sorry but your idea wont work.
    I don't think you understand. The NBA would be in charge of both leagues. Or more than two. The FA (Football Association in England) is an umbrella group covering all of soccer in England. There are two top leagues that some might know of (Premier League and The Football League, which has three tiered divisions of its own), but there are some 20(?) other leagues below them, and in every league top teams move up, bottom teams move dow, and middle teams stay put.

    Now, certainly it's not part of our thinking to have these kinds of leagues. Besides the "humiliation" of getting demoted, the better players will always be traded up to the top league, and there will be an eventual staleness to the top of the leagues, as the richest owners will squander their wealth for the privilege of beating the other rich owners (only three different Premier League Champions in the past 15 seasons). Cheaper owners will just try to get rich and squander their wealth on themselves. Current American leagues have a little of this going on, but it's still possible, via the draft system and some brains, to put together a team that can compete for a short time.
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