As a part of this planet, there are certain things you just can’t control. Like where you are born, who your parents are, your height or the color of your skin. Myself, born in Oslo, Norway, grew up and stopped at 5’8, dark hair, dark eyes, and was stuck on the countryside of Bergen through the age of 20. There were literally nothing to do besides playing soccer. I was lucky enough to be good at it, so I stuck with it. But for all my other interests, like skateboarding, snowboarding, drawing, basketball, programming, computers and so on, I figured my chances were slim very early on. I was only 5’8 and stopped growing at the age of 16, so any dreams of being an NBA center never occurred. Not because I didn’t want to be a 7’0 foot tall ball player but because I wasn’t. And the same way people have to let their guard down and accept that things just are different. Situations and qualities are always different, the NBA franchises has to accept the same.
The Los Angeles Lakers are lucky to be located in a big area, with millions of people. The Knicks are also lucky to be located in the center of the huge NYC. And while these teams are so lucky, the smaller teams should just accept what it is. Some teams are fortunate, and the others, must compensate. Which is exactly what needs to be done in small market teams. There is no chance that all the 30 teams in the NBA can ever create a similar fan base, market size etc. Small market teams on the other hand has a tendency to play that ”But we can’t sell tickets because we are located in a crappy market” card.. And that is where the Small Market teams should shut their mouth, and accept what it is. At some point, someone chose to start a franchise in Charlotte, Indiana, Sacramento or Toronto. And those guys knew, that these franchises were going to be harder to run.