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Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:11 pm
by UMKC Roo
DColeKC wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:25 am
UMKC Roo wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:35 pm
mgsports wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:57 pm Suns/Mercury for sale.
Was hoping someone locally would make a run at the Mercury since NWSL has done so well & is growing here.
A WNBA team feels like the last thing we need. Where would they play? It wouldn’t be at t-mobile.

Can’t imagine the Suns are leaving the Phoenix market.
Because having WNBA is a good precursor to getting an NBA team one day. Vegas having the Aces is a reason they’re getting expansion. League likes having both in town.

If league or investors see that KC has people show up for WNBA (which I think we would) then they’ll be much more open to relocating a team here one day.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:42 pm
by DColeKC
UMKC Roo wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:11 pm
DColeKC wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:25 am
UMKC Roo wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 8:35 pm

Was hoping someone locally would make a run at the Mercury since NWSL has done so well & is growing here.
A WNBA team feels like the last thing we need. Where would they play? It wouldn’t be at t-mobile.

Can’t imagine the Suns are leaving the Phoenix market.
Because having WNBA is a good precursor to getting an NBA team one day. Vegas having the Aces is a reason they’re getting expansion. League likes having both in town.

If league or investors see that KC has people show up for WNBA (which I think we would) then they’ll be much more open to relocating a team here one day.
I wouldn't touch that concept with a thousand foot pole. The sparks struggle to get 5,000 people to a game in a city of 12 million people and arguably the most liberal, pro-female market in the world. Getting a WNBA team to KC is just a great way to push the idea of getting a NBA team back a decade.

Not to mention, we don't need any baby steps before getting a NBA or NHL team. This city has proven it's a great sports town. We have the facility, the fans and the demand.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:37 pm
by WoodDraw
Women's soccer it's just different, similar to tennis or gymnastics or ice skating. I don't know what it is but culture is weird.

I've been at power and light for women's soccer games and it's often more fun than the men's watch parties and just as busy.

I don't see any of that culture in WNBA. I'm the wrong one to ask because I don't care much for NBA or WNBA, but I don't see their fan base making the cultural push to make them things people want to be involved in.

If you walk by power and light this weekend you'll see a bunch of people at 7am watching an English women's soccer game at Johnny's.

It's a fairly liberal, young, international group that cares about women's sports, enjoys watching it, and wants it to be successful.

I haven't seen anything like that from the NBA.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:55 pm
by mgsports
Tulsa has WNBA and OKC Thunder.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:06 pm
by dukuboy1
UMKC Roo wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:59 am
dukuboy1 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:44 am KCBJ ran article today on new billionaire moving to town. Woman to be in charge of Leads Bank, tech & fintech guru. Maybe she has friends that want to help her get an NBA & WBNA to town 🤷🏼‍♂️
The same thought crossed my mind, although I'm not putting any stock in it. Mahomes & lady could be a force one day for it.

I do think it's been undersold that a billionaire chose to move here. I don't think that happens if this is 2003.
Just having some fun honestly, & never expect them to leave Phoenix. However like you said the fact that a woman billionaire from the tech industry is moving to KC is a big deal. If you read her bio & follow her story she is heavily connected, brilliant, and motivated worker. Having her here & eventually becoming a champion for the metro will bring some clout. Places like Austin & Nashville grew out of grassroots word of mouth. Now both bring state capitals helped spur dollars to backup that grassroots momentum but, so yeah I get that. But point is the more of these people who want come here, put down roots, & invest in the metro is great & will go a long way to attracting business development & bringing in other successful, progressive leaders that will help move the needle more & quicker for KC. Curious to see what she brings to Leads Bank

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:28 pm
by UMKC Roo
dukuboy1 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:06 pm
UMKC Roo wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:59 am
dukuboy1 wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:44 am KCBJ ran article today on new billionaire moving to town. Woman to be in charge of Leads Bank, tech & fintech guru. Maybe she has friends that want to help her get an NBA & WBNA to town 🤷🏼‍♂️
The same thought crossed my mind, although I'm not putting any stock in it. Mahomes & lady could be a force one day for it.

I do think it's been undersold that a billionaire chose to move here. I don't think that happens if this is 2003.
Just having some fun honestly, & never expect them to leave Phoenix. However like you said the fact that a woman billionaire from the tech industry is moving to KC is a big deal. If you read her bio & follow her story she is heavily connected, brilliant, and motivated worker. Having her here & eventually becoming a champion for the metro will bring some clout. Places like Austin & Nashville grew out of grassroots word of mouth. Now both bring state capitals helped spur dollars to backup that grassroots momentum but, so yeah I get that. But point is the more of these people who want come here, put down roots, & invest in the metro is great & will go a long way to attracting business development & bringing in other successful, progressive leaders that will help move the needle more & quicker for KC. Curious to see what she brings to Leads Bank
Yeah. Like I said, I doubt she comes here in 2003 or even 2010. It's a great sign. And concur, don't think Suns are leaving Phoenix. But one day some team will come available and we'll be poised to strike if we have residents like this + a face like Mahomes to promote it.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 10:58 am
by brewcrew1000
Suns are the oldest franchise in PHX, they are never leaving that city, they have a ton of history

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:22 pm
by normalthings
Clark Hunt is rich enough to own an NBA team.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:46 pm
by UMKC Roo
normalthings wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:22 pm Clark Hunt is rich enough to own an NBA team.
Need a face though. Have to get a star to lead the group.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:49 pm
by normalthings
UMKC Roo wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:46 pm
normalthings wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:22 pm Clark Hunt is rich enough to own an NBA team.
Need a face though. Have to get a star to lead the group.
There is no need to? Hunt Family is in the top 20 wealthiest families. He has power and wealth enough to syndicate the team ownership.

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:16 pm
by brewcrew1000
normalthings wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:49 pm
UMKC Roo wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:46 pm
normalthings wrote: Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:22 pm Clark Hunt is rich enough to own an NBA team.
Need a face though. Have to get a star to lead the group.
There is no need to? Hunt Family is in the top 20 wealthiest families. He has power and wealth enough to syndicate the team ownership.
That kind of stuff worked 30+ years ago when all u needed was money, NBA wants owners that people know like a bezos or a musk, a Jordan, nobody wants crusty old white men anymore

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:05 am
by daGOAT
lol Bezos is a "crusty old white person" and so is Musk...

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:15 pm
by WoodDraw
daGOAT wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:05 am lol Bezos is a "crusty old white person" and so is Musk...
And neither own an NBA team lol

Re: NBA to Kansas City

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:56 pm
by Link2
mgsports wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:55 pm Tulsa has WNBA and OKC Thunder.
Tulsa hasn't had a WNBA team since 2015