NBA "sunbelt" expansion has also failed
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02-13-2013, 09:44 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Originally Posted by
The Lone Ranger
Well, let's keep in mind that the Thunder aren't an expansion team. They pulled up stakes from Seattle, with a bonafide franchise player (Kevin Durant) to quickly build a contender around. We'll see how loyal the OKC fans are when their roster gets old and the team endures losing seasons as part of a rebuilding process.
They had Hornets for a season after Katrina, sold out every game and was loud and energetic.
OKC is probably a lot like Winnipeg in terms of fandom, 1 team, and they are going to love it regardless.
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