“I think it’s just a question of when the right time is to seriously start thinking about expansion. Think about the state we’re in the league right now where [it is] amazing to me that, coming off of these Finals, you have some fans saying, ‘There’s only one good team in the league.’ And I’m thinking, well, if people really believe that even though we have 450 of the best players in the world, and 450 players can only form one really good team, probably doesn’t make sense to expand in terms of dilution of talent.”
“Now I don’t really believe that, and I think these things correct themselves. And I don’t want to put a precise timeline on it, but it’s inevitable at some point we’ll start looking at growth of franchises, that’s always been the case in this league, and Seattle will no doubt be on a short list of cities we’ll look at.”
The Seattle Supersonics are one of the most iconic and recognizable franchises in sports history. If someone walks into the bar this weekend wearing an old Gary Payton away jersey, you know you’re going to buy him a shot. That’s the law.
There is something sort of true about what Adam Silver is saying. The Eastern Conference borderline doesn’t exist anymore and once Kyrie Irving and LeBron James abandon the city of Cleveland like so many dead beat dads before them, there will literally only be like, 3 good teams left in the NBA.
Bringing in new teams would completely dilute the product buuuut if you’re a big college basketball fan then you’ll be glad to see Grayson Allen leading the New Mexico Cobras in points and technical fouls while they get blown out by the Brooklyn Nets.
Bring back the Seattle Supersonics regardless. Make sure Shawn Kemp is the head coach. The rest writes itself.
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