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Grizzly Business
March 05, 2001
The NBA'S longest-running reality show—When Grizzlie Attack! Horrific Tales of Blowout Losses and Bryant Reeves—could be filming in a new city starting in 2002. Pending a requested deadline extension, Vancouver owner Michael Heisley had until Thursday to declare whether and where he's moving his franchise. Suburban Chicago recently popped into contention, joining a handful of locales bereft of pro basketball. Herewith the credentials for some of those hoops-hungry towns.
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March 05, 2001

Grizzly Business

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PRO HERITAGE
Weakly claimed Lakers (and on rare occasions Clippers) as its own; ABA Amigos (1967-68)

COLLEGIATE TRADITION
Zilch

HOMEGROWN TALENT
NBA referee Ron Garretson

PLAYGROUND REPUTATION
Within driving distance of L.A.'s street-ball meccas, including famed Venice Beach courts

ODDS ON GETTING GRIZZ
3 to 1

Las Vegas

PRO HERITAGE
UNLV

COLLEGIATE TRADITION
Hot-tubbing with undesirables

HOMEGROWN TALENT
Greg Anthony

PLAYGROUND REPUTATION
Sunset Park's eight courts teem with bailers year-round

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