Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
It's been my experience that the NBA has almost zero appeal outside of it's team cities. I don't know that a franchise in, say, Louisville would ever be able to count on consistent support from Cincinnati.
While I'm not sure if it's the case in all regions, I think you're dead on when it comes to this area. Indianapolis is roughly the same distance from Cincinnati as Louisville and it isn't like the Pacers have ever generated much interest locally, I'm not sure why a team in Louisville would fare any better.