In a recent game held in Mexico City between the Magic and Hawks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shed light on the league’s contemplation of future expansion, with a particular emphasis on the Mexican capital.
While addressing inquiries about the viability of establishing an NBA franchise in Mexico City, Silver expressed optimism about the “enormous” opportunity it presents for basketball’s growth not only in the city but throughout Latin America.
Exploring Mexico City’s Potential
Acknowledging that even though the NBA isn’t in the market for expansions at the moment, Silver remained receptive to the prospect of Mexico City joining the league, deeming it “very doable.”
The Commissioner’s enthusiasm underscores the league’s strategic approach to tapping into untapped markets and fostering a global fan base. The potential inclusion of Mexico City in the NBA could mark a significant milestone in the league’s international outreach.
Vancouver and Montreal in the Mix
However, Mexico City isn’t the sole contender for potential expansion plans. During the broadcast of a game between the Knicks and Celtics, Adam Silver divulged insights into other potential options, notably Canadian cities Vancouver and Montreal. He highlighted the “ongoing interest” in Vancouver, citing its emergence as a thriving basketball market.
While Taylor Swift has shown interest in the NFL, the recent rumors tied her to an English soccer club, sparking curiosity among fans and the media. However, the club had to set the record straight, and here’s how the story unfolded.
Swift’s Sporting Interests
Swift’s name is not the first celeb name to be joined with soccer club ownerships. Notably, celebrities like Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have already ventured into soccer club ownership with Wrexham FC.
Notts County, one of the oldest soccer clubs in the world, addressed the speculations with a lighthearted statement. Expressing regret for disappointing Swift’s fanbase, they humorously mentioned a “blank space” in their pre-match playlist, nodding to Swift’s song, and emphasized their commitment to retaining control during an exciting phase for the club.
Playful Photoshop and Good Publicity
In a playful twist, the club shared a hilariously bad photoshopped image of Swift holding a trophy. Check it out below.
Titled “Taylor’s Version,” this move not only added a touch of humor but also garnered positive publicity for the club. The clever play on Swift’s album titles showcased the club’s ability to turn a rumor into a marketing opportunity. Also, Notts County’s social media statement said about the takeover rumors that the club had been forced to “shake it off”!
Oldest Club Dispute
The statement stirred banter about Notts County’s claim to be the oldest soccer club. Sheffield Football Club (not be confused with Sheffield Wednesday or Sheffield United), celebrated its 166th birthday this year and asserted its position as the world’s oldest club. Perhaps Taylor could write a song about the battle for the title of oldest soccer club in the world?