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normalthings wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:40 pm
AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:59 pm We’re not getting an expansion team.

However, we are next in line for a relocation team once Seattle & Las Vegas acquire expansion teams. I'm not even being biased on that, there just isn't a better city than KC that will check all the boxes for the next NBA team.
At some point in the next 5-10 years, a shitty franchise like Sacramento, New Orleans, Memphis, etc. will come up for sale and Mahomes will lead/bring together an ownership group to buy the team and relocate it in KC. He’s already said this is a goal of his in the KC Star. And we have all the fundamentals to bring a team here too, so it fits. An added bonus was when we got the WC and it shows we can handle global level sports.
Bad can go to worse when you bring it to KC!
Referring to your response from earlier, I actually think now we benefit the longer this drags out for getting NBA relocation. For the World Cup, we had to get in 2026 because it's only 10 cities and it could be too tough in the future to have landed that event. However, for the NBA, the only real cities we're "up against" to get a team are just a bunch of rust belt cities that aren't investing in urbanism and already carry NHL teams in the winter. The only real competition was San Diego but they somehow elected to build an 11k seat arena last fall, which takes them out of the running. So I think we will far surpass any competition to get a relocation team in the next 5-10 years (if not already).
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KC_JAYHAWK wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:52 am KC's best chance is to get an NBA team is relocation, i.e. NO Pelicans. We most likely won't get an expansion team w/o an ownership group with deep pockets and the NBA actually picking KC over Seattle (not going to happen) or LV. I don't get the desire about LV. It's a very transient city.
This is the key to getting NBA:
-Viable arena/district
-Ownership group formed by a celebrity/star
-No existing NBA teams nearby
-Size-able population throughout the state & 500-mile radius
-Helps to not have NHL team
-Growth
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:54 pm -No existing NBA teams nearby
-Size-able population throughout the state & 500-mile radius
No NBA teams near by? But there's like 6 NBA teams within a 500-mile radius of KC.
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AllThingsKC wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:41 pm
AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 3:54 pm -No existing NBA teams nearby
-Size-able population throughout the state & 500-mile radius
No NBA teams near by? But there's like 6 NBA teams within a 500-mile radius of KC.
Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska have no NBA team and that’s well over 10 mil people. An NBA team would be a hub for a big region in perfectly situated location, is what I’m saying.
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Nashville, Mexico City, Tampa Bay are all ahead of KC on the pecking order
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Fountains wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:12 pm Nashville, Mexico City, Tampa Bay are all ahead of KC on the pecking order
Lol no they’re not.
Nashville & Tampa are way too close to current teams in Orlando & Memphis.

Mayyybe Memphis would go to Nashville…but they’re *way* more focused on getting MLB since they already have NHL & NFL in winter. They need a summer sport.

The players won’t go to Mexico City, lol. Do your research first instead of reading headlines.
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:44 pm
Fountains wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:12 pm Nashville, Mexico City, Tampa Bay are all ahead of KC on the pecking order
Lol no they’re not.
Nashville & Tampa are way too close to current teams in Orlando & Memphis.

Mayyybe Memphis would go to Nashville…but they’re *way* more focused on getting MLB since they already have NHL & NFL in winter. They need a summer sport.

The players won’t go to Mexico City, lol. Do your research first instead of reading headlines.
But players will go to Kansas City? You're delusional and this has became a trend of your posts on juat about any subject: anything you want to happen magically is backed by your "research"
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Fountains wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:12 pm Nashville, Mexico City, Tampa Bay are all ahead of KC on the pecking order
KS is sport teams out and we aren’t growing fast enough to have capacity for another anytime soon.
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NBA hot bed KC yet again not even hosting a pre season bame meanwhile Mexico City https://therookiewire.usatoday.com/list ... a-en-cdmx/


Mexico City is also much larger than KC. You must do the same "research" as the anti vaxx crowd
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Fountains wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:03 pm
AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:44 pm
Fountains wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:12 pm Nashville, Mexico City, Tampa Bay are all ahead of KC on the pecking order
Lol no they’re not.
Nashville & Tampa are way too close to current teams in Orlando & Memphis.

Mayyybe Memphis would go to Nashville…but they’re *way* more focused on getting MLB since they already have NHL & NFL in winter. They need a summer sport.

The players won’t go to Mexico City, lol. Do your research first instead of reading headlines.
But players will go to Kansas City? You're delusional and this has became a trend of your posts on juat about any subject: anything you want to happen magically is backed by your "research"
Dude, you originally thought that Tampa & Nashville were spots for NBA teams without even realizing the proximity to existing NBA cities. Don’t tell me about “research” when you don’t have a clue.

And uhh it’s because Mexico City is unsafe, pretty far away in a foreign country, and oh yeah it’s not even a developed country? It’s not some thing about “Mexico City is cOoLeR than KC”. Players just don’t want to live outside the US or Canada. I can’t believe I actually had explain that.

They play pre-season in MX to grow the international game, they already know places like KC know basketball. FYI- the NBA is known for having a ton of small shitty markets, and KC would actually be towards middle of the pack. It’s not like MLB where we’re small. Also…since when has any player said they don’t want to come to Kansas City? Milwaukee just won the Finals last season and they’re smaller. Go figure.

P.S.- they play in Indy, Sacramento, Memphis, Cleveland, Milwaukee, etc…nobody has a problem playing in any low level US cities like these. They just don’t want to live in the middle of Mexico.

I’m not trying to be mean or come off as hostile, but I have researched this topic for years on how we can get a team and it irritates when people just say unfounded blanket statements like “KC can’t have an NBA team. Why? Just because it’s KC” it’s just BS sorry there are much shittier markets with many teams.
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Fountains wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 8:12 pm NBA hot bed KC yet again not even hosting a pre season bame meanwhile Mexico City https://therookiewire.usatoday.com/list ... a-en-cdmx/


Mexico City is also much larger than KC. You must do the same "research" as the anti vaxx crowd
Outside of political data & some sports stuff I don’t make claims in research. That’s because I do political data for a living, and I follow sports industry closely. If you’re referring to something outside of that please enlighten me. I have always fully admitted I don’t know ‘development’ as well as most people of Rag do. I just give opinions on that stuff.
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:56 pm
WoodDraw wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:30 am Mahomes doesn't have the money either, and KC doesn't have an ownership group. This is pure wishcasting. The sprint center has been sitting there for a decade free to use and I don't think the NBA has even shown an interest or played a game.
Mahomes is only in year 5. But he is *definitley* going to be a billionaire in his career. I’m talking about towards the end of his career when he’s a billionaire, has tons & tons of connections and is similar to how Lebron is bringing a team to Vegas right now in the exact same circumstances.
You are full of wishing and hoping. A lot can happen in 10 years. Mahomes may be playing and living in London or Berlin, or let's say a Texas town. If that is the case KC is in his rearview mirror. Or much like any football player he could be a serious injury away from ending his career early.
Much like what happened to the Kings with local owners without deep pockets there are few in KC with deep enough pockets with interest to form an ownership group. The deep pockets could have saved the Scouts in 76 and the Kings in 85 but had no interest to do so. The deep pockets didn't want to save the KC tradition of the American Royal as it was. With regards to T Mobile who knows what would be expected of an arena to attract a NBA team and what it would cost the city to bring it up to date. Who knows who will be the city's leaders in 10 years and their interest in having a fulltime tenant of the arena. Right now it appears the city leaders are content with the performance of T Mobile just the way it is.
No matter what 10 years is a very long time and much can happen, good and bad.
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aknowledgeableperson wrote: Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:47 am
AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 12:56 pm
WoodDraw wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:30 am Mahomes doesn't have the money either, and KC doesn't have an ownership group. This is pure wishcasting. The sprint center has been sitting there for a decade free to use and I don't think the NBA has even shown an interest or played a game.
Mahomes is only in year 5. But he is *definitley* going to be a billionaire in his career. I’m talking about towards the end of his career when he’s a billionaire, has tons & tons of connections and is similar to how Lebron is bringing a team to Vegas right now in the exact same circumstances.
You are full of wishing and hoping. A lot can happen in 10 years. Mahomes may be playing and living in London or Berlin, or let's say a Texas town. If that is the case KC is in his rearview mirror. Or much like any football player he could be a serious injury away from ending his career early.
Much like what happened to the Kings with local owners without deep pockets there are few in KC with deep enough pockets with interest to form an ownership group. The deep pockets could have saved the Scouts in 76 and the Kings in 85 but had no interest to do so. The deep pockets didn't want to save the KC tradition of the American Royal as it was. With regards to T Mobile who knows what would be expected of an arena to attract a NBA team and what it would cost the city to bring it up to date. Who knows who will be the city's leaders in 10 years and their interest in having a fulltime tenant of the arena. Right now it appears the city leaders are content with the performance of T Mobile just the way it is.
No matter what 10 years is a very long time and much can happen, good and bad.
I mean, sure, anything could happen, but alot of sports business guys think he's well on his way to billionaire status.
https://twitter.com/andrewpetcash/statu ... 6539677696

I think the flaw people don't think about when getting an ownership group is we don't *have* to have billionaires from KC to make this happen. We just need Mahomes to lead it and businessmen from all over will prob jump to join an ownership group with him. That's how it happens in modern day atleast with people like Lebron, MJ, Magic, etc. And again, this isn't theory- Mahomes has said he wants to get an NBA team one day. I believe he will make that happen.
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AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:50 pm The players won’t go to Mexico City, lol. Do your research first instead of reading headlines.
And uhh it’s because Mexico City is unsafe, pretty far away in a foreign country, and oh yeah it’s not even a developed country? It’s not some thing about “Mexico City is cOoLeR than KC”. Players just don’t want to live outside the US or Canada. I can’t believe I actually had explain that.
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P.S.- they play in Indy, Sacramento, Memphis, Cleveland, Milwaukee, etc…nobody has a problem playing in any low level US cities like these. They just don’t want to live in the middle of Mexico.
I'm not here to argue about whether teams will end up in KC or any other US city.

I'm here to push back a bit on some statements. First of all, Mexico City is the largest metropolitan area in North America. Its metro area is 21.8 million. It has 10 times more people than the Kansas City metro. New York City's metro population is 20.1 million. Los Angeles' metro population is 13. 2 million.

Mexico City is a very cosmopolitan city. There are probably basketball players that would prefer to live in Mexico City over some US cities.

It's also not that "far away."

Air distance between cities

Mexico City to Houston: 766 miles
Mexico City to Dallas: 939 miles
Mexico City to Phoenix: 1254 miles
Mexico City to LA: 1548 miles
Mexico City to KC: 1213 miles
Mexico City to NYC: 2093 miles
Mexico City to Seattle: 2335 miles
Mexico City to Miami: 1275 miles
Mexico City to Denver: 1450 miles

NYC to LA: 2464 miles
Seattle to Miami: 2722 miles
Boston to San Diego: 2583 miles
KC to Boston: 1254 miles
KC to Miami: 1253 miles
KC to Seattle: 1487 miles
KC to LA: 1361 miles
KC to Portland: 1479 miles
KC to San Francisco: 1496 miles
Denver to Miami: 1708 miles
Denver to Boston: 1750 miles

Kansas City is closer to Mexico City than it is to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Portland, and Seattle.
Los Angeles is closer to Mexico City than it is to NYC.
Denver is closer to Mexico City than it is to Miami or Boston.
Miami is closer to Mexico City than it is to Seattle.
New York City is closer to Mexico City than Los Angeles.
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aknowledgeableperson wrote: Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:46 pm "They are after expansion is done and we get SEA/LV placed. Kansas City has more checked boxes for NBA than any other “prospective” city available. Including the three most important: geography, Mahomes & viable arena+district"

Immaterial without an ownership group.
Tampa Bay has Lighting,Rays,Bucs,Brady and so on.
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Mahomes is already investing in business in the area too. Hes the reason Whataburger is here now.

I agree with all of Alkali's points, the problem is just going to be finding a team to move and thats probably about 10 years away. The NBA doesn't really have any basketcase franchises, even at the lower end. NHL has 4 or 5 bad sunbelt teams, MLB has Tampa and Oakland, the NFL has the Chargers.

The pro leagues all have a hard on for Vegas but that market is going to become saturated very quickly.
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FangKC wrote: Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:21 am
AlkaliAxel wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:50 pm The players won’t go to Mexico City, lol. Do your research first instead of reading headlines.
And uhh it’s because Mexico City is unsafe, pretty far away in a foreign country, and oh yeah it’s not even a developed country? It’s not some thing about “Mexico City is cOoLeR than KC”. Players just don’t want to live outside the US or Canada. I can’t believe I actually had explain that.
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P.S.- they play in Indy, Sacramento, Memphis, Cleveland, Milwaukee, etc…nobody has a problem playing in any low level US cities like these. They just don’t want to live in the middle of Mexico.
I'm not here to argue about whether teams will end up in KC or any other US city.

I'm here to push back a bit on some statements. First of all, Mexico City is the largest metropolitan area in North America. Its metro area is 21.8 million. It has 10 times more people than the Kansas City metro. New York City's metro population is 20.1 million. Los Angeles' metro population is 13. 2 million.

Mexico City is a very cosmopolitan city. There are probably basketball players that would prefer to live in Mexico City over some US cities.

It's also not that "far away."

Air distance between cities

Mexico City to Houston: 766 miles
Mexico City to Dallas: 939 miles
Mexico City to Phoenix: 1254 miles
Mexico City to LA: 1548 miles
Mexico City to KC: 1213 miles
Mexico City to NYC: 2093 miles
Mexico City to Seattle: 2335 miles
Mexico City to Miami: 1275 miles
Mexico City to Denver: 1450 miles

NYC to LA: 2464 miles
Seattle to Miami: 2722 miles
Boston to San Diego: 2583 miles
KC to Boston: 1254 miles
KC to Miami: 1253 miles
KC to Seattle: 1487 miles
KC to LA: 1361 miles
KC to Portland: 1479 miles
KC to San Francisco: 1496 miles
Denver to Miami: 1708 miles
Denver to Boston: 1750 miles

Kansas City is closer to Mexico City than it is to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Portland, and Seattle.
Los Angeles is closer to Mexico City than it is to NYC.
Denver is closer to Mexico City than it is to Miami or Boston.
Miami is closer to Mexico City than it is to Seattle.
New York City is closer to Mexico City than Los Angeles.
It's also not very dangerous in the areas anyone would be. It's a fantastic city. I don't care about basketball, but people should for sure visit!
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Rusty Irish wrote: Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:28 pm Mahomes is already investing in business in the area too. Hes the reason Whataburger is here now.

I agree with all of Alkali's points, the problem is just going to be finding a team to move and thats probably about 10 years away. The NBA doesn't really have any basketcase franchises, even at the lower end. NHL has 4 or 5 bad sunbelt teams, MLB has Tampa and Oakland, the NFL has the Chargers.

The pro leagues all have a hard on for Vegas but that market is going to become saturated very quickly.
Agreed- the hardest part out of our control is just getting a franchise to relocate. If that happens, we've got it. It just needs to happen. At some point it will because that's inevitable in sports.

Sacramento is the worst basket case franchise in the league. Memphis & New Orleans are weak markets could that could be poached. Especially New Orleans since they already have the Saints. It's just a matter of waiting till the shoe drops on one of these 3.
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Didn't Sacramento just build a new arena? KC has always just lacked an owner, but I can see Mahomes bringing a team to KC, but it's probably many years out.
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Yeah they did. I'd agree that New Orleans is the likely candidate as cities like Memphis and Sacramento have nothing else and they would put up much more of a fight to keep their teams.

The other issue is, sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for and adding another team can risk diluting the market. I can live with people feeling like they are quite happy with the teams they already have and they don't need more.
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