Last week, Commish David Stern appeared on the SVP & Russillo radio program to discuss his final year in charge of the NBA. He spoke on a variety of topics, including a possible expansion of the Association to Europe.
The NBA. In Europe. What are you, nuts?
NBA players already hate playing in crappy markets like Milwaukee, Minnesota and Utah... you think Caron Butler and others would be down to live and work in Paris?
I doubt it. Not to mention the travel demands that would be needed for teams that are literally 10 hours apart. West Coast games would start at 4 or 5 in the morning for the European markets. European games would start in the morning or mid afternoon depending on what part of the country you live in. Since we all know TV ratings run all the major professional leagues in 'murica, this idea seems a bit ridiculous.
Instead, I am proposing to move all NBA franchises back to this great country, the good ol' U S of A. Toronto is the lone Canadian franchise still around and I think the Commish should be focusing his efforts to bring that franchise back to the right side of Niagara Falls.
Seattle or St. Louis are just a few of many American cities that are capable of and readily available to take the Raptors. Do the right thing David. Canada Sucks.