Re: Could a NBA team make it in Kentucky?
Per the always-reliable wikipedia, Louisville ranks #42 in the list of US Metropolitan Statistical Areas. That would put it near the bottom of the list in NBA cities, ahead of only Oklahoma City (#43), New Orleans (#46) and Salt Lake City (#47), but still in the ballpark from a raw population standpoint.
So, COULD an NBA team in Louisville "make it" -- in terms of just raw numbers, yes. UL would be an obstacle, sure, but you'd get a lot of initial support from people eager to back the first professional sports franchise in their hometown. If the product remains quality, I think a team could do OK.
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