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    Just caught tail end of something about the NBA and legalized sports betting...

    .......being "inevitable"...


    Saw it on the ESPN ticker.

    Anyone know what that's all about?

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    yes. nba arenas will now have betting windows.


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    Step in the right direction!

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    adam silver was caught betting on nba games and said it was inevitable, so fukk everyone
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    I may start going to Heat games again. I haven't been down to AAA in years.

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    I'm loving this Adam Silver guy

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    Adam Silver sounds like a straight hustler:

    "If you have a gentleman's bet or a small wager on any kind of sports contest, it makes you that much more engaged in it," Silver said. "That's where we're going to see it pay dividends. If people are watching a game and clicking to bet on their smartphones, which is what people are doing in the United Kingdom right now, then it's much more likely you're going to stay tuned for a long time."

    I can't believe he'd say that. David Stern is rolling over in his grave.

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    We need Adam posting at SBR, boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidcudi92 View Post
    adam silver was caught betting on nba games and said it was inevitable, so fukk everyone
    He must have gotten a flash drive delivered to him from Sterling with spreadsheets of his off shore accounts and text messages screenshotted between himself and players officials coinciding with said wagers. Payback's a bitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchypickle View Post
    He must have gotten a flash drive delivered to him from Sterling with spreadsheets of his off shore accounts and text messages screenshotted between himself and players officials coinciding with said wagers. Payback's a bitch
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    People gasping for straws the only place it will ever be legal to bed sports is Las Vegas


    Way too many laws and way too much red tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLock View Post
    I may start going to Heat games again. I haven't been down to AAA in years.
    Remember the "Arena" man.. talk about a Rush before the game. IT was like living the opening scenes of Robocop

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Adam Silver sounds like a straight hustler:

    "If you have a gentleman's bet or a small wager on any kind of sports contest, it makes you that much more engaged in it," Silver said. "That's where we're going to see it pay dividends. If people are watching a game and clicking to bet on their smartphones, which is what people are doing in the United Kingdom right now, then it's much more likely you're going to stay tuned for a long time."

    I can't believe he'd say that. David Stern is rolling over in his grave.
    He's absolutely right. Their regular season is like baseballs in that it's too fukkin long and had too many meaningless games. Can you imagine a packed house with a game with a -20 line and the whole place erupts at the end when some 3rd string center busts a 3 pointer to get the over?

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    Sports gambling should be legalized but the NBA should not get involved with the actual "business" of gambling.
    Everyone will be crying about fixed games.

    But Silver is right about gambling creates more viewership. I still watch blowout games to the end for the final total.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchypickle View Post
    He must have gotten a flash drive delivered to him from Sterling with spreadsheets of his off shore accounts and text messages screenshotted between himself and players officials coinciding with said wagers. Payback's a bitch


    Man, I would love to see Stern's face when he heard Silver said this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Adam Silver sounds like a straight hustler:

    "If you have a gentleman's bet or a small wager on any kind of sports contest, it makes you that much more engaged in it," Silver said. "That's where we're going to see it pay dividends. If people are watching a game and clicking to bet on their smartphones, which is what people are doing in the United Kingdom right now, then it's much more likely you're going to stay tuned for a long time."

    I can't believe he'd say that. David Stern is rolling over in his grave.

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    It's an obvious business move, especially for the NBA.

    The religious fukko's fueled by some fukked off interest group will oppose. The bible will be thumped.

    The gambling demographic will dominate over the loss of the "moral objection" twinks. NBA arenas will be damn near the best venue in sports overnight. No shit.

    Went to the PAC-12 tourney the last two years, easily top 3 favorite sporting events EVER. I've been to a few, in most sports. College basketball dominated simply because I could walk to the counter, put down what the fukk ever I wanted to, and then walk back to my seat - and instantly find people on the same side as me and against me - and the banter alone was fukkin epic in close games.

    It's a sportsbook on steroids essentially. This needs to happen.

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    Liked how he mentioned England and their betting shops.......Something the morons can somewhat relate to

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    It will be abused, Children's school clothes money, will go on a game. Shouldn't push this on public.

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    can you imagine shit teams trying to fill the house with a free 10$ parlay card or a $25 free play

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    substance abuse too... don't kid yourself...

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    Silver already the #2 sports commissioner of all time behind Taglibue

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    NBA betting more popular with NON AMERICANS actually

    Even in the states

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    True in Vegas there is not much NBA betting even the black guys bet hockey over NBA

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    I don't care about the NBA, but if it helps bring sports betting to my local race track or casino, I'm all for it. I think we all realize this is going to happen; there's too much money for it NOT to happen. But, of course, when you get the government involved, it'll be done in some screwball fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    Adam Silver sounds like a straight hustler:

    "If you have a gentleman's bet or a small wager on any kind of sports contest, it makes you that much more engaged in it," Silver said. "That's where we're going to see it pay dividends. If people are watching a game and clicking to bet on their smartphones, which is what people are doing in the United Kingdom right now, then it's much more likely you're going to stay tuned for a long time."

    I can't believe he'd say that. David Stern is rolling over in his grave.
    But he is still alive 😱😱😱😱

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    Give this about 3 more full years. You'll have STATE sports gambling machines like "lottery machines" soon. Once more governors read what Silver just said... it will open their eyes. You want more money for the STATE? Then do sports wagering. Honestly... the lines will be much more predictable. You thought there were SHARPS in VEGAS? Watch what happens when STATE's do Sports Wagering Electronically... you'll be able to find "gains". All of us have the education the past 10+ years of our lives doing this... we should be able to use our brains to make a decent income if the States got involved.
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    Silver is a jerk0ff that is talking out of both sides of his mouth
    he is a lawyer who has worked for the NBA for 20+ years and the NBA was just party to a lawsuit less than a year ago where they were vehemently opposed to legalizing sports betting in New Jersey.

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