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The Fans Don't Matter

They said it

"While the city relies on the interests of the public at large, the public is not a party to the lease. As nonparties, their interests are legally irrelevant," the team's brief states.

I still remain stunned that other NBA owners are allowing one of their own to claim in court that the NBA has no positive impact on the community. If supported by a court this precedent will haunt them for years.