NBA Will 'Invariably' Expand, Reports Of 2024 Plan Not True - DMT NEWS

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NBA Will 'Invariably' Expand, Reports Of 2024 Plan Not True

Adam Silver has denied reports that the NBA is planning on expanding to Seattle and Las Vegas after the 23-24 season.

"That talk is not true," said Silver. "At least maybe there are people talking who are not at the league office about us potentially expanding after the 2024 season. We are not discussing that at this time.

"As I said before, at some point, this league invariably will expand, but it's not at this moment that we are discussing it. But one of the factors in expanding is the potential dilution of talent.

"As I've said before, I find it remarkable that when you have the second-most-played sport in the world after soccer, tens of millions - now just talking on the NBA side - of young men playing in this game, and then you have the 450 best in the world in this league, that there's a few of them who separate themselves even among those 450 as the very best of the best, but there is then a fall-off, a drop-off in talent after that.

"So expansion does create a certain amount of dilution. And even sort of adding another 30 players or so that are roughly comparable, there still are only so many of the truly top-tier super talents to go around. That is something on the mind of the other teams as we think about expansion.

"But those are wonderful markets. Again, as I've said before, we were in Seattle. I'm sorry we are no longer there. We have a WNBA team in Seattle in an almost brand-new building that's doing spectacular. And Las Vegas, where we will be at our Summer League in July, has shown itself to be a great sports market as well.

"We'll be looking at it at some point, but there's no specific timeline right now."



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, Khareem Sudlow