Plans to bring a WNBA team to Portland have fallen through

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  1. handiman

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    It probably has something to do with Portland's reputation as a very white city, which has also put the royal family in a recent bind (not to mention the historical colonization and slavery), and white leadership wary of upsetting a league made up largely of black players.
     
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  2. Eastoff

    Eastoff But it was a beginning.

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    Uh what? Why?
     
  3. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm guessing he would clean the lockerroom for them like he does the Blazers.
     
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    Beings they don’t make as much it Probably won’t lead to much lawn care so yeah.
     
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    The NBA went from owning all of the teams to forcing teams to get their own owners. Paul Allen was having his money problems and, as such, did not qualify to buy the team.

    Nobody else stepped up, so the team folded.
     
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    Just grabbed an Elite Eight ticket lower bowl row L for today's game $20.
     
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    It's because the 3pt lines are wrong.
     
  9. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Were these lines wrong for other/previous games? All the games in Portland?
     
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    barfo triggered obsessive commie pinko Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Excellent question. Let us know what you find out.
     
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