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5 Ways Expansion Would Help NBA

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5 Ways Expansion Would Help NBA

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The NBA is considering expansion, which some might think would water down the talent level, spread the money thinner, inflate media coverage and cost the current owners a great deal of cash. I disagree with all of the above. Why should a more competitive league scare any of the top talent around the world? Expansion can only help the NBA and here are five reasons why.

5. There Is Enough Talent

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5. There Is Enough Talent

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Basketball is now an international sport. The NBA should be able to easily field 32 teams, and anyone who tells me otherwise should be considered an absolute lunatic. Canadian basketball players have certainly taken a step forward in recent years, but it is the European crop who have truly made this a worldwide sport.

4. It Would Make Money

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4. It Would Make Money

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The NBA stands to make a lot of money in the next decade, and expansion would only enhance that. LeBron James is currently worried about making the most bucks he can in Northeast Ohio, but you can bet that a lot of players will be willing to follow him here.

3. Adam Silver Would Be Praised

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3. Adam Silver Would Be Praised

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Adam Silver has already been praised internationally for his handling of the Donald Sterling situation, and the commissioner's reputation should only improve with time. Silver could really start to pave his own path with an eye towards expansion.

2. They Are Aiming Internationally

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2. They Are Aiming Internationally

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Couldn't you see London having a team in less than a decade? I can. We will have to see if Silver is thinking the same way, but it is a definite possibility. I am not against the game becoming international and actually think it is inevitable.

1. Getting Bigger Means Getting Better

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1. Getting Bigger Means Getting Better

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More teams means more money which should appeal to all of the owners, and we will just have to see what teams end up with a bigger piece of the pie. The Brooklyn Nets are currently paying more luxury tax than any other team, but that could change with another franchise move in the next couple years.