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KC needs an NBA team

January 20, 2009

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Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.

To the editor:

Have you ever wanted an NBA team within an hour’s driving distance? Well this is your chance.

The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., has a great court with a great atmosphere. Around the Sprint Center is news shopping and restaurants; it’s one big party. It has a huge projection screen and a stage where bands play during games. The Sprint Center also has a place called The College Basketball Experience. It has three floors; the bottom floor is a place for little kids to go and shoot on small baskets with little balls; the middle floor is a Hall Of Fame where you can go and learn about all the greatest coaches and players of all time. The top floor is for the big kids that go up there to play pickup games. Also on the top floor there are places caged in with basketball hoops from 7 feet to 10 feet where they have dunk contests. This complex is fun for all ages.

We need an NBA team for our entertainment and we also need to get that name back in Kansas City of being a good pro sport city and this will give KC that edge once again. Oklahoma City did it, why can’t we?

Joe Dineen,

Southwest Junior High

Comments

Steve Jacob 5 years, 2 months ago

While I think the next NBA team that moves will be in KC, no teams is looking right now. I am shocked no NHL team is here yet. And trust me, regular season NBA is boring, NHL is more exciting.

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beobachter 5 years, 2 months ago

The entire league is useless. They do not understand the concept of team play. it's all me, me, me. The last 30 seconds of any of their games are the only part worth watching, assuming there's not something better on, like pro wrestling or bowling.

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witchfindergeneral 5 years, 3 months ago

Good work, Joe! You deserve an A. While I perfer college basketball, I'd love to see an NBA team in KC. The venue Joe described is a natural fit for both college and professional basketball. If a Kansas City team drafted regional players (ideally from KU), I'm sure it would have an immediate following. It's a shame the Kings moved to Sacramento...I always liked the name "Kansas City Kings."

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Omegatron 5 years, 3 months ago

“Have you ever wanted an NBA team within an hour’s driving distance?”No. Never liked the National Boredom Association.“The Sprint Center also has a place called The College Basketball Experience.”Key work. "College" Basketball Experience.

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Omegatron 5 years, 3 months ago

"Have you ever wanted an NBA team within an hour’s driving distance?"No. Never liked the National Boredom Association."The Sprint Center also has a place called The College Basketball Experience."Key work. COLLEGE Basketball experience.

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