Look, I’m no idiot. I can understand all the reasons the NBA wouldn’t want to go around building new stadiums for its franchises. I also understand why the owners wouldn’t want to fund a stadium project completely out of pocket. Still, I am very tired of reading all the threats to sucker cities/states into paying for these enormous arenas. Now even the commissioner is getting into the act. It’s an embarrassment to the league, but instead everyone makes it out as if the Seattle taxpayers are morons for not voting for some outrageous tax that will provide zero benefit other than entertainment for a few thousand people less than 1/8th of the year. So if Oklahoma City is willing to rape their citizens with promises of new jobs (yay, minimum wage for 40 days a year) and economic development in the surrounding area (in Milwaukee, we built an Arby’s by our tax-funded stadium) than fine. Let the folks making under $50,000/year pay a little more of their money so a multi-billion dollar industry can “afford” to come to their town. The fans should support something like this. I mean, with jerseys, shoes, ticket sales, and other merchandise providing so little income, the fans really need to start picking up the pace and helping “their” team out.
Oh and since the Brewers are “my” team in that same sense… do I get to have a vote on cutting Turnbow?
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