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Readers Respond: Should the NBA move a team to Las Vegas?

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From the article: The NBA in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman is pushing for the development of a 20,000-seat downtown arena, in the hopes of luring an NBA team. Should the NBA -- in the midst of one of the biggest gambling scandals in its history -- move a team to Sin City?

No sports teams in Las Vegas

It's called sin city for a reason. If players go to Los Vegas, they would be tempted to gamble which last I checked, is angst the rules in any sports league, and lots of people don't have very good self control.
—Guest Trevon Butler

nba team

Let's make the Las Vegas Aces a NBA team. They have the best players on the west coast. Go Aces!!!!!
—Guest mike

Please do!

I live about 2 hours out of Vegas and believe me I'll support whatever team I can go watch!
—Guest Michael

NBA

This is a good idea. Las Vegas has a semi pro basketball team here already, and has a powerhouse team. The Las Vegas Aces has been in the valley for 3 years and has been successful. Support your local pro team!!! WWW.acesbasketball.net
—Guest Todd

why not ?

i lived in las vegas all my life and it is so boring here without a sports team , without money you cant do anything here. Making a team here will inspire alot of kids and young teens. there wont be no problems with money, because im sure each game will be sold out. If you dont live in vegas then dont answer this question and stop assuming things, not everyone is bad here , just got to do what you got to do .
—Guest redson28

why not ?

i lived in las vegas all my life and it is so boring here without a sports team , without money you cant do anything here. Making a team here will inspire alot of kids and young teens. there wont be no problems with money, because im sure each game will be sold out. If you dont live in vegas then dont answer this question and stop assuming things, not everyone is bad here , just got to do what you got to do .
—Guest redson28

YES!! NBA IN VEGAS

YES! YES! and YES! There should definately be an NBA team in Vegas!!.. First of all, it would of course bring even more money and revenue to Vegas and could perhaps turn Vegas into a more family friendly city because alot of kids love basketball.. This would give Vegas the perfect balance! It would bring more variety to the state which will attract even more people!
—Guest Anjelica Winn

NBA in Las Vegas

Absolutely, A NBA team is needed here! Any Pro sport team is needed here.....They will be supported.. No Problem
—Guest Donald Jackson

fan

For sure, betting is rampid is pro sports. LV is the center.
—Guest al davis

Not in These Times

With Las Vegas leading the nation in home foreclosures, the mayor and city officials should have more serious matters on their minds than attracting an NBA team. As far as having a basketball franchise in "Sin City," I think it's been proven time and time again that sports scandals can occur in almost any location.
—SusanAdcox

Never mind Nevada

Seattle needs a team!! And it already has an arena.
—Guest Kallie

I'm with Container Gardening

I'm with Kerry on this one, education first and foremost. Hope they are not wasting their money.
—ElaineLemm

Real Foresight or Wishful Planning

I've seen so much money wasted on these kinds of wishful thinking schemes...Money that could be better spent in providing much more substantial support for the community at large, and especially those within it at the greatest risk. Clean house, get things straightened out and put back to rights, *then* see if an NBA franchise is in the best interest of ALL concerned.
—BethPete

Follow the Money

Seems to me that all major league sports are about big bucks and Las Vegas certainly fits that profile. Why shouldn't they build anything they want, though I'm not sure if I were a resident I would support the bond issue that they will have to float. When it's a choice between stadiums and education, which it almost always comes down to, I think education is a better investment.
—containergardener

MOVE a team to Vegas?

Why should Vegas receive a second-hand team? We deserve to have our own original team - "The Las Vegas Silver Bullets"!
—Guest Heather

Gee, I dunno ...

Only if they can go topless and wear headdresses. Or at the very least play in 3-inch spike heels.
—Barb.Rolek

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