Las Vegas lands 2007 NBA all star game

GKJ
08-06-2005, 07:13 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2125965



Stern wants to reach out to non-NBA cities.



...meanwhile Las Vegas gets to showcase their city as they continue to land a professional franchise in any sport.

StevenintheATL
08-06-2005, 01:54 PM
And as part of the deal, no betting on the game (like who's stupid enough to bet on an All-Star Game in any sport?) or any of the NBA ASG related events (like what clown bets on the Slam Dunk Contest?).

Las Vegas really does deserve a pro sports team, as it is one of the fastest growing cities in the US, and other than UNLV teams, the only other sports options are the AFL, the ECHL and PCL. If they were to get a pro team, the NBA would probably be the likely first team, as being an indoor sport, they wouldn't have to worry about the heat. If they were to get a MLB or NFL team, they'd have to build a domed (regular or retractable) stadium. Las Vegas has had teams in a few failed football experiments (XFL, the CFL's American Division), and a few failed hockey teams as well. Perhaps the biggest problem a LV team would face would be attracting fans, as some tourists would rather go see a show as opposed to a sporting event (outside of the NFR or a boxing or UFC match), and LV minor league teams have not really had a history of having good attendence from locals.

GKJ
08-08-2005, 06:12 AM
Why would they build a retractable roof when there is no rain...

Herby
08-08-2005, 06:15 AM
Why would they build a retractable roof when there is no rain...

You ever been to Vegas in August?

Naych_PHX
08-08-2005, 08:28 AM
Well, they do have the Wranglers in the ECHL. Thats been established.

GKJ
08-08-2005, 09:40 AM
You ever been to Vegas in August?


I've never been west of Buffalo.


The point I'm getting is why wouldn't they just make it a dome.

JFPIV
08-08-2005, 12:00 PM
Which will lead, for one weekend, to the suspension of one of the longest held laws in all the land...."There is no sex in the Champagne Room!"