Las Vegas Rumors
The Oakland Raiders don’t deserve fan support for the seasons remaining until their planned move to Las Vegas, outspoken Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green declared Tuesday. “I feel bad for the city of Oakland, man,” Green said when asked about the subject after the Warriors’ 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets. “I don’t even know how that’s going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city. “If I was a fan, I wouldn’t attend a game for the next three years, but that’s just me. That’s ridiculous. No way I would pay my way to attend a game.”
“That’s like moving the Dallas Cowboys or like moving the Packers. Like, moving the Raiders?” Green said. “You can move a lot of teams. Ain’t many fan bases like the Raiders’ fan base. It’s like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from L.A. Like, you just don’t move certain franchises with the fan base that they have. It’s one thing if you’re moving from Oakland to Fremont or something, but to Las Vegas? “I wouldn’t attend a game. I won’t attend a game, and I’m not a die-hard Raiders fan, but I do support the city of Oakland. “I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don’t do that.”
Dennis Rodman put in WORK on the streets of Vegas Monday night … teaming up with a bucket drummer outside Planet Hollywood … and the people loved it! We’re told it all went down around 10 PM … when Rodman was walking around the strip and saw the dude murdering the bucket drums.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he has a relationship with former Cleveland player and first-year Lakers coach Luke Walton, and it revolves around “craps table No. 6” at undisclosed Vegas casinos. The two apparently meet at the same table every night during the annual NBA Summer League tournament out there to toss some dice. “Every night at nine o’clock,” Lue said Friday after Cavs practice. Lue will see Walton Saturday when Cleveland hosts the Lakers at 7:30 p.m. “We meet there every night during Summer League,” Lue continued. “Me, him and (Cavs forward Richard Jefferson). But R.J. is terrible, so we keep him away. He’s not serious enough. Me and Luke are pretty serious about it.”
Is Las Vegas flirting with adding another major league sports team as a long-term resident? One casino executive on the Strip said he wants it to happen. In an interview set to air on radio station KNPR, MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said he is actively pursuing bringing an NBA team to Southern Nevada via relocation. Murren, in the same interview, did not comment on which team he is pursuing.