Las Vegas Rumors

The first major league to play regular-season games in Las Vegas does not plan to do so again anytime soon. Mark Tatum, deputy commissioner of the NBA, said Tuesday that the league does not intend to follow the NHL or the NFL into the desert just yet. “The short-term answer is no,” Tatum said during a session at the National Association of Broadcasters convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “We’re not in expansion mode right now.”
Storyline: NBA Expansion
Tatum said the NBA will watch closely to see how the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders fare as the first Southern Nevada entrants in the four major pro sports leagues. “Oh, sure, I think it’s a fascinating story to see,” Tatum said. “Two leagues come in now with two franchises in this market. There’s been so much discussion over the last several years about could Las Vegas sustain a professional franchise. Now we’re going to find out.”
Rodman said that West asked Rodman if he wanted to go somewhere, and he responded, “Yeah, I gotta get the [expletive] out of here.” The two of them then, according to Rodman, went to Las Vegas, where West gave him $200,000 to gamble beside him at the MGM. “I lost $50,000 like in two minutes,” Rodman said. “I swear to God, I swear to god. I was like, ‘I can’t do this, man.’”
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.”
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“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.”
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