hey guys, just wantted to show our firend from OK this news report I found on a brack from studying.
Hornets report: Getting inside
April 20, 2006
The Sports Xchange
What difficulties could possibly await the New Orleans Hornets as they head into next season?
They're playing 35 of their 41 home games in Oklahoma City one more time, purportedly the last, if NBA commissioner David Stern can be believed.
The Hornets' lease agreement with New Orleans Arena and the State of Louisiana essentially binds the team to New Orleans through 2012. The Hornets are being allowed some leeway for next season while the city continues to repopulate, though. By the letter of the lease, the Hornets are immediately obligated to return to the Crescent City because the arena has been made "NBA ready."
That part of the agreement went into effect in March when the Hornets played three games to sellout crowds in the arena.
Folks in Oklahoma City are apparently under the mistaken impression that the Hornets will play in that city beyond next year.
Stern was recently asked if there was any way the Hornets' lease in New Orleans could be broken, and he said emphatically there were no plans to attempt such a move.
That means one more lame-duck season in OKC before a return to New Orleans for the Hornets, who were the surprise team in the Western Conference this year.
So there you go, OKC will host one more NBA season and then the Honest will move on and that's good cuz it's likly that they will be New Orleans only pro team, although the NFL is commented to keeping the Staints, but I doubt they will stay in the city, like the Marlins in Miami. Hope that there will be a large turnout in Sheveport for the Staints ex game there in August, so large that a gropu from LA buys the team and moves it there becase NO will no be bif enough anymore to support two pro teams.
I think OC has proven though that they can support a pro team and should be active in landing a team in the others leagues, I sugess the NHL. They should get a gruop togerther to buy one of the teams, I'm going with the Ducks and relocate them to OKC
ok, now that that's off my mind, here are my predictions for the NBA playoffs (I wouldn't bore you with the standings, just give the playoffs)
Det over Mil (good to see the bucks back though)
Mia over Chi
NJ over Ind (NETS PLEASE STAY IN NJ, PLEASE!!!!! PRETTY PLEASE!)
Cle over Was
Sac over SA (big upset, and SA is overblown)
Pho over LA
Den over ST.L (aka LAC, but they SHOULD be in ST.L IMO)
Mem over Dal
Cle over Det
Mia over NJ
Pho over Sac
Den over Mem
Mia over Cle
Pho over Den
NBA finals (whatever that trouphy is called)
Mia over Pho (can't pick PHO, sorry)