Ive been thinking about this the last couple of days but i was wondering why doesnt the nba just ends its ties with teams like the bucks, bobcats?.... it sounds mean but who honestly wants to play for these franchises?? the bobcats are horrid and im not sure how many ppl in wisconsin care about bball...the kings shouldve went to seattle where they actually care about bball.... if u are fans of these two teams then u can call me an ahole idc.... im not saying this because of some marketing opinion and how the nba can make more money or w.e... but i want to see a more competitive league.. and i think the nba is definitely getting more competitive the last couple of years... but i think axing the really "useless" ( i hate to say it) teams like the bucks and bobcats is a step to making the nba a better league
Those teams are only useless to you because you don't live near those teams. Every team has down times and it would be absurd to eliminate teams just because they are bad at the moment. You'd be alienating whole States by getting rid of their teams.
whens the last time the bucks had a league wide buzz? im not even getting started about the bobcats
Back when the Bucks had legitimate buzz in the early 2000s they had stars that created buzz (Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson, Sam Cassell). The only reason they don't have buzz is because they haven't drafted superstars to create a buzz. If the Thunder drafted Greg Oden instead of Durant, Joe Alexander instead of Westbrook and Johnny Flynn instead of Harden the Thunder would not have any buzz either. Stars attract league wide buzz, not team locations.
Why are the Bucks useless? They've gone through some rough times since the 90s but you could say the same for many other teams. They have a storied history and had some very good teams through the 1970s and 1980s. Attendance wise it wasn't that long ago that they were consistently around the league median (during the early 2000s). You're right not too many free agents feel that Milwaukee is a prime destination but you could say that for quite a few teams as well
Owners can't be fired, therefore teams just cant be eliminated.
Huge basketball market.
im still sticking by my opinion.. u can make a case for the bucks staying... but can we at least agree that the bobcats have no purpose in the nba?
How about you go &$#%#&@! yourself. I am a proud fan of the Charlotte Bobcats. Why don't you go after a team like the Atlanta Hawks who can't sell out their playoff games or the Indiana Pacers who are near the bottom of the league in attendance every year instead of a team that puts up impressive attendance numbers for their record every year. Every team in this league has worth and has fans, and every city that has a team deserves to have a team. North Carolina has a stronger basketball tradition in general than almost every state in the damn union, and the Bobcats encompass the South Carolina Market as well. Why don't we all jump on a bandwagon and be fans of the Heat and the Lakers? Because that isn't fun at all.
Also tell me English isn't your first language.
im not a bandwagon fan but ok
The reason you keep bad teams and teams in small markets is money. In many areas, the NBA team is the only professional team. Remember San Antonio in the late 90s before they got Duncan? They were awful, but they built a contender through the draft and became the hottest ticket in San Antonio, generating a lot of revenue for themselves and the league. Small market teams like Milwaukee and Charlotte deserve the same opportunity if they put forth the money and effort.
well i guess ive been educated and taken to school... i wasnt try to convince anybody.. i just wanted to see some input... u guys bring up valid points
You're just making me angry because you are acting like fans of bad teams don't exist.
Great, they should cut ties with the Pistons too because they've had the lowest attendance and TV ratings the past couple of years, even though they won a championship only 9 years ago. Fantastic idea! Less teams = better league. They should also cut ties with every team that doesn't make the playoffs because they suck.
In 07-08 the Miami Heat only won 15 games, we should have removed them from the league because at that point they became worthless forever. Oh wait.
never did i say that if a team is going thru a bad stretch the nba should just get rid of them
But you did say " the bobcats are horrid" for a reason to get rid of them. Which makes it seem that a valid reason to get rid of teams to you is because they've been performing badly.
i just dont see them ever becoming very good... ill admit getting rid of them is harsh but relocating them to Seattle wouldnt be a bad idea
moving them to seattle would hopefully bring in more interest from players....
How many decades were the Clippers the laughing stock of not just The NBA,but all of sports... It took a draft pick and a trade and they became relavent(and a good basketball team) for the first time since they moved to LA
Why give up on a team like the Bobcats when all it might take is the drafting of a Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins and the key trade or free agent signing,then their the new cool team in the league with upside!
Thats the beauty of sports.All bad teams have the potential to turn it around at some point
I love how one night can change a teams entire history. Imagine if Portland took Durant and OKC ended up with Oden? The structure of the NBA would be very different. Durant and Aldridge in Portland? Oden in OKC? Portland didn't make the playoffs this year and OKC got the number 1 seed in the West. Yup, things would be very different. Or imagime if OKC won the 2010 lottery instead of getting the 3rd pick? They wouldn't have had Harden but they could have got the "hometown kid" Blake Griffin. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!!! Griffin in OKC on draft night means no Chris Paul in LA today or at least not in a red and blue jersey .... tear .... Damn you David Stearn!!! As a Raider fan, I am still struggling with the immaculate reception and the tuck rule so I do not think as a Laker fan that I'll ever get over Chris Paul.
but the clippers play in a huge market in LA... and they finally got good just last yr... but like i said above... i realize what i said was out of some ignorance
Right now those teams are trash or not very respectable because of their GMs and some bad luck. If Durant somehow ended up in a Buck jersey on draft night, they wouldn't be in this conversation and odds are OKC would have taken their place in your post. The Bobcats somehow are "Injury U." because some good players have gone in there and never came out the same. I believe the Wolves are the worst though. In 2007, the Wolves passed on Noah, Afflalo and Splitter. In 2008, they got Love which at the time was kind of a bonehead move because they had Al Jefferson and for a brief moment OJ Mayo to buddy him with for the next decade buuuuuuut instead they traded OJ for Love. Good move today but not a good look at the time. In 2009, they passed on Jennings, Derozan, Curry, Holiday and Taj and in 2010, they passed on Cousins. Even if only a fraction of that went down, imagine what the roster could be? Hindsight is 20/20 especially for people like Splitter, Afflalo and Taj but many have scratched their heads immediately when Minnesota drafts. 3 picks in the top 18 and you use all 3 on PGs?!? That will ruin you ....