Sin City has begun laying the groundwork for an NBA team. I mean, if Oklahoma can have one, why can’t Las Vegas?
Mayor Oscar Goodman seems to agree since he has already moved forward with plans to build a 20,000-seat arena. According to SI.com, Goodman has fought long and hard to persuade NBA execs that Las Vegas would be the perfect city for an NBA team.
Like everything in Sin City, the move is a gamble. The Las Vegas City Council is already looking into a contract with a construction company for the arena. But what if Goodman can’t secure an NBA team? He’ll be stuck with an empty arena and a bunch of angry taxpayers.
Normally, cities finalize a deal for an expansion team before they build or remodel an area. We’ll see if the gamble pays off.
In the meantime, I wonder what sort of “catchy” team names Goodman and his cronies are coming up with? The Las Vegas Sinners? Or how about the Las Vegas Studs?
Feel free to suggest a name below…
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