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An Entire NBA Division Of European Teams? David Stern Says It Might Happen

David Stern has hinted of a possible contraction of the NBA in the future, meaning that a team or teams might be going bye-bye.

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And what better way to back up that supposedly money-saving venture? Why, with expansion to Europe, of course.

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According to this story on ESPN.com, Stern envisions an entire NBA division comprised of European teams in the next decade or so.

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"I think we'll have a division and I think the Heat will play in Boston one night and then they'll go to Paris and spend a couple days on the Champs-Elysses shopping and relaxing," Stern said. "And then they'll go and play five teams. And when they finish that, they'll play them again. Then they'll come home, having had a nice trip to Europe and they'll be finished with their European obligations."

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Alrighty then. Nothing says "save money" like back-and-forth European travel.

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