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Shaq sees an NBA team in Vegas (sort of)

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07:11 AM ET 08.22 | Now an analyst, Shaquille O'Neal came down on both sides of whether the NBA should set up shop in Las Vegas. We asked if he thought our town could in reality support an NBA franchise. His answer: "I would say yes and no. From the NBA business side, you don't want to support gambling on sports. That's what most people are afraid of. It happens in Vegas because it's legal in Vegas, but we don't want people doing that so much. The other thing on the NBA side is this is such a touristy town. All the Vegas people don't live on the Strip; they live out. So once you have three or four marquee names who can support an arena, who can get people to not want to gamble, not do day parties, not go here and go to the game I think would be beneficial to any owner who owns a team.

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August 22, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Can you guys suggest some other website for sports discussion? I've been more than patient with this thing sucking for SO long.

August 22, 2013  08:10 AM ET

Your name is the obvious answer:

ESPN!!!

August 22, 2013  08:26 AM ET

"you don't want to support gambling on sports."...

There's gambling on sports up and down the strip and downtown. Not to mention everywhere else in this electronic day and age. Not a good reason Shaq. I'd be more concerned with high school educated if that, young, rich players that can get in trouble while playing in any lack luster city leave alone Las Vegas.

Betting on which player will end up in trouble while playing for the Vegas team will probably get more gambling going than betting at the game.

August 22, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Poor frenchie. By the time he shows up at night to spread his nonsense, all 20 comments spots have been taken and FN is spared of him.

If only we could get LTCF to sleep in until noon-ish, it would be worth never getting this site fixed...

August 22, 2013  08:34 AM ET

LOL at #5.

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