Who deserves an NBA franchise more: Las Vegas or Seattle?
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Who deserves an NBA franchise more: Las Vegas or Seattle?

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The NBA's popularity has never been higher and the league has been looking at other cities to expand. Two cities in many fans' minds stand out as ideal candidates for the next NBA franchise: Las Vegas and Seattle. Vegas has a great stadium in the T-Mobile Arena and locals are starving for more professional teams. Seattle lost an NBA team in heartbreaking fashion, but have a basketball-hungry fan base that would welcome the league back. What do you think? 🏀

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Las Vegas already hosts the NBA Summer League every year that brings in thousands of fans and hosted an NBA All-Star Game. The league and the city obviously have a great relationship and it would be a mistake for the NBA to ignore one of the most iconic cities in the United States. Vegas has proved it's a passionate fan base by rabidly supporting the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights and bringing in the NFL's Raiders to the city. They earned the privilege of having an NBA team.

Seattle had it an NBA franchise only to have it callously stolen from them by greedy businessman and a clueless mayor. The Supersonics were beloved by the fans and it's only right that the NBA correct this travesty by giving them an NBA team. Seattle rallied behind the WNBA affiliate Storm and showed they are still just as passionate about basketball as they were when the Sonics left. There's a glaring hole in the NBA and the league would be making a mistake not having a franchise in a top-15 market.

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