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PostPosted: 01/21/21 10:39 pm    ::: WNBA in Oakland? Reply Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/Kaplan4Oakland/status/1351960737833340929

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Yes! We are working on WNBA for Oakland as part of the planning for the future of the Arena



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PostPosted: 01/21/21 11:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rebecca Kaplan's been talking about bringing a WNBA team to Oakland since 2009.

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Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan said she wants to put together an investment group to bring a new WNBA team to her city.


This, from 2014.

This, from a few months ago.

I'm tired of her shit. All she does is get people's hopes up talking like that. Rolling Eyes At this point, if the WNBA ever does make it to Oakland, it won't be because of her.



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PostPosted: 01/22/21 12:36 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yeah, W in Oakland is like the great white whale of this fandom.

When Diggins and Cambage were still in Dallas, I would have loved to see that team moved to Oakland. Could you imagine the Diggins and Curry cross promotion? Alas...


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PostPosted: 01/22/21 9:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

As mentioned, Joe Lacob once owned an ABL team and has said the Warriors would like a WNBA team to use some dates in the Chase Center.

I think that's the likeliest way to get a team in the Bay Area but obviously the Warriors don't have the financial resources they did a year ago ...



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PostPosted: 01/22/21 10:38 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

johnjohnW wrote:
Yeah, W in Oakland is like the great white whale of this fandom.

When Diggins and Cambage were still in Dallas, I would have loved to see that team moved to Oakland. Could you imagine the Diggins and Curry cross promotion? Alas...


How about you move your team to Oakland... Rolling Eyes



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PostPosted: 01/22/21 10:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

WNBA 09 wrote:
johnjohnW wrote:
Yeah, W in Oakland is like the great white whale of this fandom.

When Diggins and Cambage were still in Dallas, I would have loved to see that team moved to Oakland. Could you imagine the Diggins and Curry cross promotion? Alas...


How about you move your team to Oakland... Rolling Eyes


Well Diggins is in PHX now, so that could work! Lol


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PostPosted: 01/22/21 1:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

johnjohnW wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
johnjohnW wrote:
Yeah, W in Oakland is like the great white whale of this fandom.

When Diggins and Cambage were still in Dallas, I would have loved to see that team moved to Oakland. Could you imagine the Diggins and Curry cross promotion? Alas...


How about you move your team to Oakland... Rolling Eyes


Well Diggins is in PHX now, so that could work! Lol


I wouldn't be surprised if Leggo my Preggo planned a post partum pissy fit after DT retires to demand a trade from PHX/Oakland if that happens.


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PostPosted: 01/22/21 8:02 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Lacob said in Jan or Feb 2014 that he was ready to buy the Sparks. If it went to an LA group he was going to wait until after the team's new arena was built to get a WNBA team. The arena opened in September 2019. He was asked about the profitability of a WNBA team and said something (in 2014) about he thought most of them at least broke even (but that could have been a lie). He also said that his organization had done a great job with the Golden State Warriors as well as with their minor league team over the hill in Santa Cruz, and would do a great job with a WNBA team. Is it possible that they are still pursuing it, or did he find out the teams are not at least breaking even, and change his mind? Or did he change his mind for some other reason?


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PostPosted: 01/23/21 12:27 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Lacob said in Jan or Feb 2014 that he was ready to buy the Sparks. If it went to an LA group he was going to wait until after the team's new arena was built to get a WNBA team. The arena opened in September 2019. He was asked about the profitability of a WNBA team and said something (in 2014) about he thought most of them at least broke even (but that could have been a lie). He also said that his organization had done a great job with the Golden State Warriors as well as with their minor league team over the hill in Santa Cruz, and would do a great job with a WNBA team. Is it possible that they are still pursuing it, or did he find out the teams are not at least breaking even, and change his mind? Or did he change his mind for some other reason?


Lacob is not solely in charge of the Warriors so if he wants a team within the umbrella he needs enough buy-in from the rest of ownership. The arena ended up costing way more money than expected and of course now it is shuttered to all the big money events that were going to pay for it. The issue that he will run into with the rest of the owners is that WNBA games are probably less profitable than hosting all the concerts or other events that they jammed up their original schedule with and as soon as they can bring those back they will want to do that.
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PostPosted: 01/23/21 9:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

johnjohnW wrote:
Yeah, W in Oakland is like the great white whale of this fandom.

When Diggins and Cambage were still in Dallas, I would have loved to see that team moved to Oakland. Could you imagine the Diggins and Curry cross promotion? Alas...


Wow!!! At first we have to deal with fans celebrating because the above two mentioned forced their way out of Dallas, now you want to relocate their entire organization....damn!!!🙄


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PostPosted: 01/23/21 10:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

DFWub2018 wrote:
johnjohnW wrote:
Yeah, W in Oakland is like the great white whale of this fandom.

When Diggins and Cambage were still in Dallas
, I would have loved to see that team moved to Oakland. Could you imagine the Diggins and Curry cross promotion? Alas...


Wow!!! At first we have to deal with fans celebrating because the above two mentioned forced their way out of Dallas, now you want to relocate their entire organization....damn!!!🙄


I don't think you are reading johnjohnW correctly. He wanted Dallas to move to Oakland when they had Diggins and Cambage. Now that they don't.....maybe he'd prefer some other team.... Razz So you guys are safe - no one would want the Wings now.



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