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Adam Silver on NBA expansion: Las Vegas 'no doubt' on the list

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The NBA commissioner spoke at the CAA World Congress of Sports about the potential of the league expanding to Sin City.

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ADAM SILVER: I mean, I always thought of us as being the first in because we brought our summer league there.

- YES.

ADAM SILVER: I mean, I always sort of jokingly say to, you know, Albert Hall and Warren LeGarie who run it, I mean, it almost seems to me-- and the Goodmans, you know, as the mayors-- that it's almost like our 31st team, the kind of presence we have, you know, in the month of July. It was shifted this year because of the pandemic. It's a huge presence in Vegas in the summer. You know, sell, you know, well over 100,000 tickets, and all our teams are out there. It's sort of like baseball winter meetings, to use an analogy, are in Las Vegas.

So I feel we're there. You know, so it was never for us about being first. I mean, I think, as you know, in the old days, we were one of the leagues that sort of welcomed engagement in Las Vegas. Put aside the gambling aspect--

- All-Star Game.

ADAM SILVER: --which always thought it was-- All-Star Game-- thought it was a good market. So it's on a list. At the point that we do turn to expansion-- which isn't right now but at some point-- no doubt Vegas will be on the list.

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