The NBA taking control of the New Orleans Hornets is likely just the beginning of what-if scenarios that range from the future of Chris Paul to the possibility of relocation.
The Hornets need to average 14,735 by the end of January 31. If they do not, the team can get out of their lease for just a $10 million penalty. The club would have to let them know by March 31, 2011 that they wish to end the lease.
Yes, you still have Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer with 2 billion dollars in cash burning in his pocket. When Seattle stopped their “Scorched Earth” Policy with David Stern, maybe that will allow the door to open for the NBA to return to Seattle.