Spurs Nation sparked an uproar over Silver & Black’s recent announcement of playing “home games” in other markets. Fans are worried this means the team may consider a future transfer from San Antonio. It is not unreasonable to think so. The WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars and the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage have both moved to the Las Vegas area over the past five years.
One argument that has been used to placate people is to point to teams with less success that haven’t moved yet. Take the Minnesota Timberwolves and the New Orleans Pelicans. Both teams made it to the playoffs this year but they have a history of poor performances. The thinking is that if these franchises don’t budge, then one of the winners should have nowhere to go.