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05_never_again

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Ugghhh. New Orleans. Love the town, love the people. Not a basketball town. Kind of wish they would put the franchise in Seattle.
It's a pretty anonymous franchise, to be sure.

That's the problem with the NBA...there are multiple anonymous teams that nobody, even people within the sport, talk about. The Pels are one of them. The Hawks and Hornets are others. They are all teams in the southeastern part of the country as well, which probably isn't a coincidence.

The Bucks were like that until Giannis started playing at an elite level a few years ago.
 

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It's a pretty anonymous franchise, to be sure.

That's the problem with the NBA...there are multiple anonymous teams that nobody, even people within the sport, talk about. The Pels are one of them. The Hawks and Hornets are others. They are all teams in the southeastern part of the country as well, which probably isn't a coincidence.

The Bucks were like that until Giannis started playing at an elite level a few years ago.
And the Cavs were like that before Lebron. Golden State was like that before the Splash Bros. Minnesota before Garnett (and after Garnett). Orlando except for Shaq and Penny.

If Zion lights it up in New Orleans and they play well, New Orleans will get covered. If Davis had been able to do more with the Pels, he'd have brought them exposure.
 

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And the Cavs were like that before Lebron. Golden State was like that before the Splash Bros. Minnesota before Garnett (and after Garnett). Orlando except for Shaq and Penny.

If Zion lights it up in New Orleans and they play well, New Orleans will get covered. If Davis had been able to do more with the Pels, he'd have brought them exposure.
The Hawks are way more anonymous than Cleveland was before LeBron. You're probably right about Golden State.

It's more than Zion simply playing well in New Orleans. He needs to raise the fortunes of their entire franchise and get them deep into the playoffs. If he's simply a good player on a bad team, they'll continue to be anonymous. It isn't like Anthony Davis has had a bad individual career, quite the contrary actually. But nobody cares about the Pelicans because the team isn't good.
 

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The Hawks are way more anonymous than Cleveland was before LeBron. You're probably right about Golden State.

It's more than Zion simply playing well in New Orleans. He needs to raise the fortunes of their entire franchise and get them deep into the playoffs. If he's simply a good player on a bad team, they'll continue to be anonymous. It isn't like Anthony Davis has had a bad individual career, quite the contrary actually. But nobody cares about the Pelicans because the team isn't good.
like I said, "and they play well". Davis was one of the best players in the NBA but the Pelicans still stunk, so no one cared. No one cared about the Cavs, they were just as anonymous. The Hawks weren't anonymous when they had Spud and 'Nique.
 

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And the Cavs were like that before Lebron. Golden State was like that before the Splash Bros. Minnesota before Garnett (and after Garnett). Orlando except for Shaq and Penny.

If Zion lights it up in New Orleans and they play well, New Orleans will get covered. If Davis had been able to do more with the Pels, he'd have brought them exposure.
The Cavs have sucked, but had history with Price, Brad Daughtery, Nance, Craig Ehlo,(Bulls win Bulls Win). They were a solid playoff team. GS has had a long history starting with Rick Barry, Mullins, Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Sprewell. Minnesota sucked obviously until KG got Marbury there, but were an expansion team.
AD has brought the Pels exposure, but not in a good way this past year. Publicly wanting to be out of a crap organization run by NFL people won’t get it done. The only possible silver lining here is that Brees will be retiring soon and that city loves its heroes. Maybe Zion will fill that void.
 

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The Cavs have sucked, but had history with Price, Brad Daughtery, Nance, Craig Ehlo,(Bulls win Bulls Win). They were a solid playoff team. GS has had a long history starting with Rick Barry, Mullins, Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Sprewell. Minnesota sucked obviously until KG got Marbury there, but were an expansion team.
AD has brought the Pels exposure, but not in a good way this past year. Publicly wanting to be out of a crap organization run by NFL people won’t get it done. The only possible silver lining here is that Brees will be retiring soon and that city loves its heroes. Maybe Zion will fill that void.
The Pels are 5 days old. The Cavs had over a decade of irrelevance between Ehlo and James. No one cared about those Golden State teams. Mullin was good, but no one cared about the Warriors. They were what the Unibrow Pels are now. Forest for the trees
 
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