So, like a lot of you guys know I live in Lawrence Kansas and I know I'm the resident annoying Jayhawk fan of the site, but by just a few minutes I missed Larry Brown, Bill Self and Billy Gillespie at a local establashment. Not only was I a little irked I didn't get to run into them, but even more so by the group of basketball tards that did were spouting off the most ridiculous nonsense known to man. Yeah, most Lawrencians know their &$#%#&@! about college basketball, but they dont' know crap about the NBA and when "Nenad Kristic is actually a pretty good defender" was uttered I about lost my &$#%#&@!!
I drive past Naismith street almost every day, but the lack of an NBA team for the past 25 years or so has the average Kansas basketball fan ass backwards in the realm of where your 1st team All-American team are the top 5 picks and Nenad "Bald Pus$y!" Kristic is a legitimate starter for a contender is common. Thank you Nbadraft.net for keeping me sane...you guys rock.
You're one of the good ones, Joe...
They should have an NBA team in Kansas City. I'm from nebraska so I know what you mean. I don't live there anymore but if they had a team in Kansas City I would have gladly gone to their games even if the team sucked, in fact I would probably start rooting for them. I would really like to see a team in Kansas City. I hope the Pistons or the Hornets decided to move there. More so the Hornets because I like them more than the lazy Pistons who don't even listen to thier coach even if he is bad. (Just have respect for the guy anyways show him some decency.) Anyway I hope the Hornets move to Kansas City.
That kind of thing happens in every state. Especially Utah or surrounding states when they think that Jimmer Fredette is gonna save their franchise. (C'mon seriously, the guy is not a true pg, he's slow, and he can't defend) Yeah he is a great shooter, and he is a coachable but thats about all he has going for him. If Utah picks Jimmer it will be worse than picking Gordon Hayward. Just because he will bring you tickets does not mean you should pick him. I'm sure Kansas citizens think the same kind of thing about their players. (except their arguments are actually legit)
I hear you wardb12, I have friends that have taken a road trip to OKC which is a little over 4 hours away to go see a game. As far as KC, the Sprint Center is a really nice facility and like 2 years old, and the surrounding area has lots of bars and restuarants, but who knows if we'll get a team. The Miami v OKC preseason game sold out so I know the fan base is there.
Yeah, most Kansans fans are great college fans KU, KSU, WSU), but as pro fans the majority of them don't know what they are talking about. The good ones are usually Thunder fans who like the idea of a NBA team being fairly close and with young stars like Durant and Westbrook and a couple of former KU guys on the bench. The bad ones are usually bandwagon Celtics fans who worship Paul Pierce and after years of not paying any attention to the NBA jumped on the wagon in 08'. My family is from Chicago so I grew up a Bulls fan but I get it if you don't have a team and don't watch it's kind of hard to just pick one when there isn't one really close to you. I think an NBA team would go over well in KC, and then maybe I wouldn't have to suffer through conversations about why Sherron Collins or Jacob Pullen are lottery picks, lol.