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."
I'd have to see McGrady and Yao actually healthy at the same time before I'd say they get out of the first round. And, even with Artest, they probably will be the 5 or 6 seed, meaning a Game 7 in Round 1 would likely be played in San Antonio or Utah.