Monday, February 19, 2007

NBA Leaves its Mark in Las Vegas [J. Mark English]

The NBA stormed into Las Vegas this weekend and guess what happened (credit to DrudgeReport):

Perhaps Las Vegas and the NBA do not mix afterall. David Stern all but assured that the NBA will never come back to the city of sin with this statement:

If Las Vegas hopes to have the NBA All-Star Game return in the future, it must have a new facility for the league to showcase its best players.

Commissioner David Stern said Sunday before the playing of the 2007 All-Star Game that the NBA will not return to the Thomas & Mack Center.

"No," was Stern's reply when asked whether the league would be willing to return to the UNLV campus for its midseason showcase. "We did a one-time thing at the Thomas & Mack. They're not equipped to hold major-league events at that building."...

..."We had to bring in a lot of things," he said. "Power. Video screens. There were a lot of things that needed to be done."

Somehow I think Vegas will survive. It was a fun weekend nonetheless. Talk about awkward though with the Wayne Newton performance...And what was up with Siegfried and Roy?

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