I believe this is how it will go down: OKC will prove everyone wrong about next year by selling out most of their games. I looked on the Hornets site to look at getting some tickets for next season in OKC and already they have sold out lower sideline, lower end (1st 3), lower end & club sideline for their season game packages.
I know the Hornets will be successful here next year because OKC wants to prove that it is a major league city whether it's the Hornets or some other team. I think it will be like OU football where it is almost impossible to get tickets at Owen's field and they seat over 82,000 fans.
People in OKC love the professional atmosphere and seeing other professional teams; I think it's a very bad situation between OKC & NOLA because this is NOLA's team but I know how business works. Greed control rich business owner's and that will determine whether the Hornets return to their proper place.
Don't let Stern fool you guys because he is in it too, remember he's an Attorney and they know how to play with words. Think about this, why would Stern award a city, state who doesn't have an NBA team to host the All-Star game if money wasn't an issue? LV is a money market and alot of my friends and family have left California to move to Nevada. Nevada has the fastest growing cities in the USA so Stern is just testing the waters.
Expansion is in the air and they are playing the game: LV, St. Louis, OKC, etc. Look at the wave that this has started. $$$$$$ This is good for the NBA overall to have cities compete like this. I bet the suits are licking their chops. Seattle, Portland and Sacramento have now stepped up and complained about major money losses. Why now? Because they know that other cities are interested in having an NBA team.
Say tuned for upcoming deceptive episodes.