The hopes of the Rochester RazorSharks to win a third straight Premier Basketball League championship soared Tuesday when the league "expelled" the Puerto Rico Capitanes for a variety of reasons, including a lack of communication with the league office regarding travel and alleged unpaid bills to hotels. The Halifax Rainmen and Vermont Frost Heaves were battling for the fourth and final playoff spot. Now they're both in. But they figure to bow out in the first round to Lawton-Fort Sill and the RazorSharks. Now there are two teams not three teams with a realistic chance to win the title.
The Capitanes also play in Puerto Rico's top pro basketball league. That league's season starts this week. The Capitanes should have a conditioning advantage over the competition.
Hate to inform them of this, but Rochester has lost to the "other 2" that have made the playoffs, and got their clock cleaned by LFS a couple of weeks ago.
Honored to have been the 13th player for the Vermont Frost Heaves game on 2-16-07 against the Maryland Nighthawks.
The ABA is the basketball equivalent of Amp'd Mobile.
It may not necessarily be a situation where they don't have the money. It's sort of like that friend or colleague that you go to dinner with that never wants to pick up the tab. Maybe PR prefers to 'eat' on another person's dime?
You could pose that same question to the PBL ownership. They have unpaid bills lingering from a year ago.
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Very good points. My life experience is people don't pay bills because they can't afford to pay their bills (for whatever reason). Very basic.
[quote=""wellington""]It may not necessarily be a situation where they don't have the money. It's sort of like that friend or colleague that you go to dinner with that never wants to pick up the tab. Maybe PR prefers to 'eat' on another person's dime?[/quote]
I've got a friend like that too. People like that are just cheap. People that leave a trail of unpaid bills don't have enough money.
If you require a bond, how many teams remain in this league?
(Same question is to be asked of everyone else not associated with the NBA)
Next thing is to expect someone like one way to start on his "leagues should pursue better capitalized owners" rant.
My excruciatingly annoying response to that would be in the form of a question: "why do you hate minor league basketball?"
In other words, we get this because minor league basketball can't attract good owners in the first place.
What do you do with that if you have an established team trying to make it in this cruel world?
Do you throw the baby out with the bathwater? Or is there a baby to throw?
Will post again as facts come in about the other three.