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Serious question. Are clubs in basketball shown less respect or people tend not to give a shit about them as much? Because wasn't it the Charlotte Hornets fucked off on also and now are New Orleans.
Things like that happen in the Australian basketball league as well. Always mergers, teams getting kicked out. Teams don't seem as stable like other sports.
OH yeah man...without doubt! The NBA was once on par with the NFL...maybe even more popular. BUT....when that insanely talented 80's class all started to age out and retire.....Jordan, Ewing, Thomas, Drexler, Pippen, etc. (it just goes on and on).....they were all replaced with either much less talented players or thugged out prison fodder that really turned off many fans....it's been a steady downward slide every since. I think it's getting a little better.
But it's for that reason that the new NFL Commish is cracking down so hard on players that get involved in moronic bullshit....he even made a statement in an interview that he did not want the NFL to go the way of the NBA.
It just stands to reason...if you have less of a fanbase....smaller markets just can't keep their teams. I used to know the NBA backward and forward.....hell I know so little now...I just found out a day or so ago that the Hornets moved! lol
As for Seattle...GOOD! Being near Houston....I can say Shawn Kemp and the Supersonics were a fucking nightmare for the Rockets many, many, many seasons came to an end at their hands! I have no love for them at all.