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Vancouver NBA Team; Still A Possibility

Rumours are staying a-float for all the ballers!

A leading economic “think tank” says Vancouver could get another professional basketball franchise. Keep in mind: The Grizzlies lasted just five seasons (1995-2001) and then relocated to Memphis. The team’s attendance decreased and the hype slowly wore off considering the win/loss record remained an embarrassment to the city and it’s fans.

The Canadian dollar was also well below par with the U.S. throughout the team’s tenure, putting the owners at a real economic disadvantage.

However! – the Conference Board of Canada says conditions are ripe for the NBA’s return to the city.

“Economic fundamentals have changed, with the dollar at par, and a growing, more immigrant-based population, it’s quite possible to have a second NBA franchise in Canada based in Vancouver. We think Vancouver actually got the timing all wrong last time.”

The petitions and support groups to bring a Basketball team to Vancouver have been quietly growing, adding an positive economic angle only adds to the burning fire and desires of bringing a team back home.

Hope you’re reading this Aquilini..

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