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MGM Grand exec rips NBA All-Star Game

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, May 3, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    For all of Stern's off handed put downs and denials of the NBA's desire and interest in Vegas, the NBA needs Vegas, WAY MORE than Vegas needs the NBA.
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Yes, those high-rolling oriental people certainly do help fuel the coffers. And they if aren't coming in, if they are staying away it is bad because they generate plenty of action, not just on the floor, but also in the poker rooms.
  3. IU90

    IU90 Member

    Funny, that "female employee" thing is the exact same thing that was emphasized to me in the only first-hand account from a Vegas resident that I've heard. A friend now managing a little restaurant out there told me that by the weekend's final day they had a full-scale crisis caused by waitresses refusing to work because of all the harrassment they were taking. Sounds like it was quite a zoo out there.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Every cab driver I talked to this spring said the exact same thing about the weekend. The weekend was a complete disaster. People just quit showing up for work (cabbies, waitresses, etc).

    They all must have been whitlock fans [eyeroll thingy]
  5. NUPE 1911

    NUPE 1911 New Member

    Am I supposed to care that some Casino made less money during All Star Break? Not my problem. The Vegas slogan is whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. They promote a "badboy image" then cry when the chickens come home to roost. In short, I let Whitlock fight the "black KKK" while berating the few black people that have tried to bring issues relevant to the black community to the forefront.

    Additionally, the proposition that the NBA needs Vegas more than Vegas needs the NBA is quite laughable actually. The NBA, despite all the doomsday articles and claims, is not collapsing or becoming irrelevant anytime soon.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    They promote an image of gambling, drinking and illicit trysts. They don't promote an image of harassing the help. I wouldn't touch the event again with a 10-foot pole if I were Vegas.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Did sportsbra get another user name?
    You're right, you arent supposed to care if they don't make enough money. BUT, if that becomes a trend, this nonsense won't happen again.
    No one send the NBA is going to become moreirrelavant. But the two co-exist just fine in their current state. expanding the relationship was gasoline, meet match.
  8. RokSki

    RokSki New Member

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