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Addition By Contraction? David Stern 'Not...Against' Paring 2 Teams From NBA

Quietly hidden in the morass of inactivity with the NBA lockout situation was this doozy of a story from


It seems that David Stern and, by extension, the NBA, is considering contraction from 30 teams to 28.


"[Contraction] is not a subject that we're against," Stern said. "In fact, when you talk about revenue sharing, a number of teams have said that if you have a team that is perpetually going to be a recipient, aren't you better off with the ability to buy them in? Because between the revenue sharing and the split of international and the TV money, we could almost buy them in with their own money."


The story includes a poll for readers with some choices of teams that might be considered to be cut from the league -- said poll also including the Cavaliers, perhaps for no other reason than to annoy (and it worked, for me at least).

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.