Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part V
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01-21-2013, 04:21 PM
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Its also illegal. For example when the NBA said no to Anaheim legally the maloofs could have sued the league for anti trust (see Al Davis vs NFL)
In the end, the NBA couldn't block the move, but they certainly could make it financially impossible. The Lakers would lose millions in TV revenue if a 3rd team is added to the market per the contract. The Clippers too would receive compensation for another team moving into their territory.
Anaheim was always a pipe dream forced to make Sacramento offer up a better arena plan.
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