The fun part comes in November when the quarter-cent sales tax gets voted on that can make or break this whole deal, and according to the early polls it's a crapshoot since it only has so-so support. But pending that, the Maloofs and the city have come to some sort of accord on the whole thing.
But as long as they don't word the referendum to where voting NO means "yes, build it" and YES means "no, don't build it"-- which actually happened in the Miami-Dade County referendum that resulted in the American Airlines Arena being built-- they should be able to drum up support for this.
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"I don't know if it's Biscayne Boulevard or where it is, but there is an image in my mind about the symbolic championship parade."
Please, you cannot be serious... Pippen was not even CLOSE to the second best player in basketball. As for the Lakers, I'm not gonna give Phil credit for Kobe's development because Kobe was so young, but Shaq is twice the player he was pre-Phil.