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02-07-2013, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by OilersFan1978 View Post
My sense is that they were, sadly, largely ignored.
The Grizzlies were to the NBA what the Thrashers were to the NHL - incompetently run, and then fans punished for ownership ridiculousness by having their team taken out back and shot.

There is still a significant segment of the sports market here that misses having an NBA team. People really wanted to love that team - is was a kind of validation of Vancouver as a big league city (hockey doesn't count, too Canadian, it's like getting a kiss from your auntie).