Monday, January 18, 2021

Kansas City Vs. Las Vegas For NBA Team Despite Civil Rights Leader Outcry

Kansas City has invested more than a BILLION dollars on development inside the loop but after all these years there still isn't a reliable tourist attraction that draws big crowd. Concerts are hit & miss and artsy events just don't cut it. 

Sadly, despite right-wing opposition and the broken promises of former local consultant Steve Glorioso who now lies in his cold, cold grave . . . An NBA team would undoubtedly draw consistent crowds. 

In the ongoing search for a downtown tourist anchor tenant, recent news imagines a contest betwixt a global gambling mecca and this cowtown:

Kansas City, Las Vegas May Battle For Expansion Team

Sadly . . .

On MLK day it's important to remember that social justice leaders have denounced and hampered local efforts to garner an NBA franchise amid ongoing concerns over police brutality and the political push to remove the top cop.

By contrast . . .

Sin City doesn't care about social justice.

And so Vegas has the upper hand and, once again, Kansas City isn't really in the running for an NBA team for reasons both financial and political.

Developing . . .

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

We're better off. We don't need another drain on the general fund and payouts to NBA billionaire owners.

Hyperblogal said...

An NBA team costs at least $2 billion . That's even more than our boondoggle airport. To me, curling is more interesting.

Anonymous said...

Killer kc is just going through the motions to make it appear they are doing something after all, the whole “supposed purpose” of building the sprint center and p&l district was to get a basketball team. They never wanted a team or they wouldn’t have built such a small arena, hell, college arenas are bigger than the sprint center by a long shot. The taxpayers were duped and are still being duped by the worst mayor and city clowncil this city has ever seen. Wake up people, you’ve been scammed and still are Suckers! Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer. Go watch Matlock.

Anonymous said...

No
Black
A-holes

Anonymous said...

kc won't support an nba team. And we have no billionaires to step up and bring one here. Lots of billionaires would invest in vegas...but Kansas City . The one to do it would be Hunt and build a stadium out in joco and get out of the p and l district. He's already apparently building an arena in joco which will be a huge success cause the money and the lack of travel makes it a sure win. Bring an nba team to sprint and you just further the downward spiral of kc. NO NBA TO KC....Unless Mahomes wants to sink his billion dollarsinto a real sucker bet.

Wall E. Weasel said...

"An NBA team would undoubtedly draw consistent crowds."

How are those Kansas City Kings doing this season, Tony?

How many Knights games did you attend? Did you ever even hear of the KC Rhythm or Soul? The Grillers? Sizzlers? Tornadoes? No? Neither did anybody else.

KC has never been a basketball town except for college ball.

Anonymous said...

I would not go to an NBA game. To have an NBA or NHL team is a huge investment and it requires that your metro area have several Fortune 1000 corporate offices, KC has NONE! Can't count fake Hallmark Cards and Garmin I don't think makes the list of top 1000 either. Omaha has a better shot than KC and it is only the size of Overland Park.

Anonymous said...

KC doesn't need the racist NBA.

Anonymous said...

if the CHUDS are against it. It must bee good.

Bring'em on!

Anonymous said...

Blow that horn, justice!

The Real News.....Not The MSM Bullshit said...

KC wants such a team but the population base isn't there to support it along with baseball and football. Just another pipe dream by the leaders of KC leading the town to bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

A 45% drop in viewership since 2012. And that was before Pandemic numbers that have fallen to the basement. The African American elites are even staying out of ownership deals these days. They are not going to burn their mkney in that fumpster fire of Sports. Red Chinese must be thinking that they need to move away from the NBA mesz too. Especially if they get caught holding the bag on a few sea containers of overpriced, endorsed raggedy shoes.

Anonymous said...

And in the middle of a pandemic, economic meltdown, and high unemployment, HOW MUCH is KCMO government spending just to make-believe the city has a chance for an NBA team?
Another good test of KCMO priorities.
And one that they're sure to fail once again.
Just keep in mind that it took a new out-of-town city manager with a salary of $250,000+ to figure out that more streets could be plowed of snow if more trucks and crews hit the roads.
MBA stuff!

Anonymous said...

Why should people in KC, with money, put it up for this and trust Mayor McDrinky and his buddies deliver on their part of any deal?
Fixes for empty convention hotels, crumbling infrastructure, crime, etc all going nowhere the way these clowns promised. "It was the Funk and Slie's problem"... Yet we have BLM painted on the streets and a trolley going to a plaza with businesses moving out bordered by a big hole on the west end if it for a department start that may never finish.

People with money have it because they are smart. You don't need to be Warren Buffet to know investing in this city with the democrap track record is a waste. It's Mission Gateway on steriods aroudn here.

Anonymous said...

would never go to a NBA game..they'll deface the court with BLM BS..would likely be there when I do go to the occasional KU hoops games there ..that would suck..

Anonymous said...

Would I pay hundreds of dollars to watch LeBore run up and down the court and virtue signal about how tough he has it?

Anonymous said...

Nobody is going to pay a $2.5B expansion fee for an NBA team in any market, much less a market with less than 2.5K people.

Anonymous said...

The NBA Commissioner is a human incarnation of Gollum. That makes the whole league creepy.

KC said...

Steve Gloryholeso is dead?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City won't get this team either. Doesn't matter. They aren't needed or wanted here.

Anonymous said...

We already have enough professional felons and wife beaters here. Be happy with the toy train.

Anonymous said...

Dream on. No team is going to move to this broke down shithole as long as Mayor McDrinkerson is running things.

Tab said...

Fuck the racist nba

Anonymous said...

Commmenr at 10:00, if you want to wax nostalgic about past KC sports teams, I am all ears, just sayin

Wall E. Weasel said...

"Commmenr at 10:00, if you want to wax nostalgic about past KC sports teams, I am all ears, just sayin"

I wasn't trying to be nostalgic, just pointing out the NBA team that left due to a complete lack of fan support and ticket sales. Also the LONG list of professional basketball teams that played in KC in recent years and failed due to the very same reason. KC has had basketball and nobody cared. Getting an NBA team here again isn't going to make this town suddenly interested in professional basketball. It would generate some ticket sales initially just due to the novelty but the team would meet the same fate that all the others have.