“Memphis Joins Eastern Conference?”: Massive Rumor Surfaces As NBA Could Possibly Look To Expand in 2 New Cities

Published 05/25/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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The NBA expansion is something the fans have been craving for years. Every city and town in America would love to have an NBA team in their vicinity. But for years, there has been no news about this. But one rumor that has been circulating has sent the NBA fans into a frenzy.

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The NBA has not added a new team in almost 20 years, but the league has grown in popularity exponentially. A lot of people had expected the league to get new teams in. And now with the news of the record-breaking media deal which is expected to happen in 2024, the league is planning some major changes.

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According to John Canzano, some of those changes might include getting two teams to the NBA. And the cities where this might be happening are Las Vegas and Seattle.

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Sin City has been long craving for an NBA team and it is one of the biggest markets left to target. There has been a lot of hope that the NBA would get a team here, but until now, there was nothing solid. Seattle, on the other hand, had an NBA team, but then Sonics moved to Oklahoma.

Fans have been begging the NBA to get a team back to Seattle and now it seems like their wishes might come true.

NBA Fans go crazy about news about new expansion teams

The NBA fans went nuts when they heard the news about the expansion. For a long time, fans have been craving for this and when they heard this might actually happen, they couldn’t believe it. But there were also some fans who were mad about the news. Here are the best reactions:

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There has been news about the expansion for some time

The NBA commissioner Adam Silver has talked about the possibility of expansion for some time now, but he hadn’t confirmed anything yet. He had said that Seattle and Las Vegas were both great markets and they had state-of-the-art arenas. But he also said that this was not at the forefront for the league.

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One of the reasons was to keep the league competitive. He said that if the league expands, the talent will be diluted more than it is now. And another issue would be convincing the team’s governors from a 30-way split to a 32-way split. It will be very interesting to see what Silver and the league do in the next few years.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.
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