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    Honestly, how is it to live in New Orleans? Good and bad.

    I've visited New Orleans many times. I love the city. It's my 2nd favorite city in the country, after my hometown in Houston. But I've never been there longer than 4-5 days at a time. So I only have a tourist viewpoint of the city. How would you say it is to live in New Orleans? Good and bad.

    In relevance to the Pelicans, would you say it is a city that a professional athlete making millions of dollars would enjoy living for an extended period of time (or an entire career). Why? Or why not?

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    There always seems to be a tonne of hot chicks on Dance Cam
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    It's cool for tourists but living there low-key sucks. Crappy roads, corrupt law makers and cops, crime, expensive housing, bad land scaping, education system and mainly old school conservative views.

    But being from new Orleans, the good has alot of perks based on the family warming culture, empathetic drivers and neighbors, traditional events, food, and it's sports.

    It all depends on what you want in life, I was raised in the south but knew by the time I was 8 I wasn't a southern person, however I have a deep love for my city where I look past the bad (sometimes). Could never live and raise a family there, but 95 percent of my family and friends are still there so it can be based on personality. Are you a introvert? Are you a old school, religious family oriented person? City person? Country guy/girl? It all depends on what your personality is.
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    It's great living here! And no SilverFoxx, New Orleans is not a conservative place. Quite the opposite actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luigi modelo View Post
    It's great living here! And no SilverFoxx, New Orleans is not a conservative place. Quite the opposite actually.
    I guess my circle is pretty old school then haha.

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    Many Saints players (some Buccaneer and Jazz Players too) have come to New Orleans from elsewhere to play, been traded elsewhere, only to return to New Orleans at retirement.

    You might ask Steve Gleason, who is tormented with a myriad of physical hurdles and obstacles to overcome, if New Orleans has been a great place for him to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfoxx View Post
    I guess my circle is pretty old school then haha.
    That may be. Hell, Comus still exists, so we aren't immune to conservative think

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    I was born and raised here and have lived in many places and different countries and I have a love /hate relationship with my hometown , when i'm here I hate it and can't wait to leave , when i'm away I want to come back . This time if I ever move away I'll never move back for good. I'd come back to visit but never to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by luigi modelo View Post
    That may be. Hell, Comus still exists, so we aren't immune to conservative think
    Conservatism isn't a disease; it's only a point of view. There is no denying that the city is clearly in liberal hands.
    Last edited by As I See It; 04-22-2021 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrnno View Post
    I was born and raised here and have lived in many places and different countries and I have a love /hate relationship with my hometown , when i'm here I hate it and can't wait to leave , when i'm away I want to come back . This time if I ever move away I'll never move back for good. I'd come back to visit but never to live
    Not from New Orleans myself (or even the US) but I feel like this is a pretty common mindset for most people.

    When I was living away from my hometown I loved it but I missed everything I had grown up with a lot. Moved back after a few years, now I can't wait to leave again
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    Thomas Wolfe said, "You Can't Go Home Again".

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    Quote Originally Posted by djrnno View Post
    I was born and raised here and have lived in many places and different countries and I have a love /hate relationship with my hometown , when i'm here I hate it and can't wait to leave , when i'm away I want to come back . This time if I ever move away I'll never move back for good. I'd come back to visit but never to live
    Pretty much me lol

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    Some things don't change. In 1879 Lafcadio Hearn in a letter to a friend in Cincinnati in reference to New Orleans:

    "Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists. Its condition is so bad that when I write about it, as I intend to do soon, nobody will believe I am telling the truth. But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio."

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    Quote Originally Posted by As I See It View Post
    Many Saints players (some Buccaneer and Jazz Players too) have come to New Orleans from elsewhere to play, been traded elsewhere, only to return to New Orleans at retirement.

    You might ask Steve Gleason, who is tormented with a myriad of physical hurdles and obstacles to overcome, if New Orleans has been a great place for him to live.
    There definitely seems to be polar opposite attitudes towards New Orleans between pro football and pro basketball.

    New Orleans proper is liberal. Get caught with marijuana within new orleans, and it's a $100 fine, if anything at all.

    Go 15 minutes into the suburbs. where it's not so liberal, same amount of marijuana might get you jail time.

    Not going to get into all the explanations behind that, but that right there is part of the reason this area has stagnated. Old attitudes, "ways of life", and habits die hard.

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    It really depends on the person. I'm a native but have lived away for long stretches of time. That helped my perspective on the city, both good and bad. When I lived in NYC, I was always struck by how green, warm and dreamy New Orleans seemed when I came back home. It's an authentic culture, but one quite removed from world of clubs, bottle service, video games and pop culture that your average 25-year-old athlete might like. The writer A.J. Liebling placed the city in the same latitudinal orbit as Marseille, Genoa and other "hellenistic" port cities of the Mediterranean. A buddy who is an architect whose family came from Cuba always says it's the northernmost city of the Caribbean and jokes that if you don't like the crime and corruption in New Orleans just pay a visit to Havana or Port-au-Prince and you'll feel much better about things.

    Bottomline, it's an outlier in the NBA for sure. It's small, relatively poor and isn't really about the things most people like in Los Angles, New York or Atlanta. On the other hand if you're down with an alternative vibe like in Austin or San Francisco, it may be your kind of town because it has all of its own kinds of ideas about music, food, culture and how to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverfoxx View Post
    I guess my circle is pretty old school then haha.
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    I absolutely love the authentic feel of New Orleans. But I am not a $20 mil a year 20ish athlete. New Orleans(or Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, even Chicago)
    cannot compete with the coasts when it comes to free agency. That is why I hate the tanking attitude and want the Pelicans to be an exemplary organization that wins consistently. It’s the only way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chavan30 View Post
    I absolutely love the authentic feel of New Orleans. But I am not a $20 mil a year 20ish athlete. New Orleans(or Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, even Chicago)
    cannot compete with the coasts when it comes to free agency. That is why I hate the tanking attitude and want the Pelicans to be an exemplary organization that wins consistently. It’s the only way.
    The question then becomes this: if the Pelicans ''cannot compete with the coasts'' in Free Agency, which you say is the case (and I agree), how does the team become a consistent winner?

    Trades or Drafting. That's why people are interested in tanking. You can't become an exemplary organisation that wins consistently without good players, and without the ability to compete in free agency your options are limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelicanidae View Post
    The question then becomes this: if the Pelicans ''cannot compete with the coasts'' in Free Agency, which you say is the case (and I agree), how does the team become a consistent winner?

    Trades or Drafting. That's why people are interested in tanking. You can't become an exemplary organisation that wins consistently without good players, and without the ability to compete in free agency your options are limited.
    Trades, trades, trades. I lived in Dallas during the formation of Dirk’s championship run. Tanking for draft picks was never the answer. Surrounding an elite level talent with high level NBA second tier players via trades. I will always believe building a winning culture is better than tanking and hoping you get ping pong balls.
    I also believe there are tiers of organizations. Dallas is not a preferred destination for FA, but all is not lost if you get traded there. Then there are the Minnesota’s of the world where you don’t want to be there no matter what. I would like the Pels to be a Spurs like organization where if you end up there you know you have a chance to win and not looking for the exit.
    Last edited by Chavan30; 04-22-2021 at 06:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chavan30 View Post
    Trades, trades, trades. I lived in Dallas during the formation of Dirk’s championship run. Tanking for draft picks was never the answer. Surrounding an elite level talent with high level NBA second tier players via trades. I will always believe building a winning culture is better than tanking and hoping you get ping pong balls.
    I also believe there are tiers of organizations. Dallas is not a preferred destination for FA, but all is not lost if you get traded there. Then there are the Minnesota’s of the world where you don’t want to be there no matter what. I would like the Pels to be a Spurs like organization where if you end up there you know you have a chance to win and not looking for the exit.
    The problem is that that requires a lot that is beyond your control as an organisation. Whereas drafting players who are high ticket players likely to be at least good gives you control over them for a long period of time and gives you the ability to work with known quantities.

    Trades require, beyond all else, opportunity, timing, and luck. The draft only requires one of those.

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    I lived there for 20 years and my wife is born/raised there. Best city in the country, and when we were there, I thought there was no other place I could possibly live and be happy. Problem is that the tuitions at the schools are on par with NYC, SF, etc but the job markets/salaries aren't there to support those tuitions. I work a regional job, and no company wanted a regional person based in New Orleans. We moved to Houston, and now love it here as well. We have an abundance of job options, killer amenities for the kids, public schools are excellent and free, and the restaurant scene is only rivaled by NYC (as far as diversity and authentic international options).

    Not trying to make this about Houston, but once you move away, you realize it is possible to live elsewhere. But the vibe, the people, the entertainment, and the food all make NO a fantastic place to live. But, I'd say its best for folks without kids.

    As far as professional athletes, that's always kind of bewildered me. They'll buy houses in Kenner to be close to the airport, and I wonder how much of the city they're experiencing. There are obviously exceptions. I used to live across the street from Baron Davis and thought he was doing it right. He'd have limos pick him up all the time and go hit the town. SVG bought my friend's house Uptown (which is a couple doors down from Sean Payton). But I have no idea on a perspective of the night-life or club scene in NO and whether or not it's quality for them.

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    Born and raised here for 62+ years. Love the ambiance, culture, sports and cuisine, but despise the crime and political shenanigans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PelDave View Post
    Born and raised here for 62+ years. Love the ambiance, culture, sports and cuisine, but despise the crime and political shenanigans.
    ...and educational system.

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    It’s a great place to visit. But as with many cities these days, the cost of living and expenses skyrocketed and poverty/crime has increased exponentially. And as others have said, the political shenanigans never help. It’s not just New Orleans to be fair. There is a reason so many people are evacuating big cities in droves for Texas.

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