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    OK, so how crazy is that? Preseason I can understand, but playing games that count on a 8 hour jet lag?
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    OK, so how crazy is that? Preseason I can understand, but playing games that count on a 8 hour jet lag?
    I agree I just hope that the Pacers aren't ever going to London for a regular season game

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    Sounds like being the perfect punishment for the worst team in the league. Let's schedule it against Minnesota so these eurofolk get to see some high quality NBA ball first hand!

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    OK, so how crazy is that? Preseason I can understand, but playing games that count on a 8 hour jet lag?
    A few years back a couple of teams played 2 regular season games in either Japan or China.

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    It must be because of the sports immense popularity in Great Britain...Why not go Mexico instead?

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    A few years back a couple of teams played 2 regular season games in either Japan or China.
    Regular season? Who/when?

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    Default Re: Nets to play regular season games in London

    I wonder if the Nets were chosen, because of their new owner?

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    Regular season? Who/when?
    I remember watching it, the two NBA reams played each other twice. it was the first two games of the season and they started 3 or 4 days before the rest of the league, so that allwoed them to play the two gasmes and get back to the states and recover. I know they were regular season games. I have a vague memory of the Suns being one of the teams?

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    OK, just to prove I am not crazy, just old. what do they say the short term memory is the first to go, but the elderly really remember the good old days like it was yesterday

    I was correct it was the Suns and it was in Japan and it was the regular season

    http://articles.latimes.com/1990-11-..._1_open-season

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    Default Re: Nets to play regular season games in London

    Terrible idea. I would hate this especially if I was a season ticket holder.

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    When MLB baseball teams start the season in Asia they are almost guaranteed a bad start to the season (April)... I believe the last example was Red Sox and Athletics (who played each other) a few years back...Point being the Pacers were in Asia for some preseason games and had a bad start to last season, but it didn't effect the Nuggets. Maybe there is no parody between the longer regular season trip to Asia that MLB does, but it definitely has to come with on the fly adjustments for these creatures of habit...I think there is a direct correlation with the new owner and the Nets being chosen...I hope this doesn't become too common...
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    OK, just to prove I am not crazy, just old. what do they say the short term memory is the first to go, but the elderly really remember the good old days like it was yesterday

    I was correct it was the Suns and it was in Japan and it was the regular season

    http://articles.latimes.com/1990-11-..._1_open-season
    1990 is a few years ago in your world?

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    1990 is a few years ago in your world?
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    if NBA really wants to expand into Europe and other areas of the world, why not just create a second tournament ala football/soccer where the "champions" of each league compete with each other? This way instead of directly labeling the winners of NBA as "world champs" - they would actually have to earn the title by winning the match....

    sure the rules can be different in each league - but if national teams can play by the same rules in international matches, no reason why regular teams can't...

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    1990 is a few years ago in your world?
    Yes it is. When you are over 40, 2010 will be a few years ago to you. mark my words

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