A Return of the NBA to Vancouver
While this provides interesting fodder for the sports talk guys and the newspapers, I wouldn’t put a whole lot of hope into it happening. To be perfectly honest, I think the NBA could care less about Canada. Including the Toronto Raptors.
But, the NBA has been known to put franchises back into markets that have been abandoned. The Minnesota Lakers moved to some place called Los Angeles. The New Orleans Jazz became the Utah Jazz and were replaced years later by the New Orleans Hornets when the team fled from Charlotte. Shortly after that they dropped another team into Charlotte, the Bobcats.
So, all in all, it’d be interesting to see if they could pull it off. Admittedly, it’s a longshot, and it’s hard to know what the fan base would be like considering the troubles that the Grizzlies had when they were here. Would I go? Maybe to a few games, although I have to admit to only going to one Grizzlies game (opening night vs., ironically, Portland).
Would anyone be willing to go if the NBA came back?