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So here we go again.
Friday evening, the Bring the NBA to Louisville Facebook group is hosting an event.
The question is, will Metro Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville businessman Junior Bridgeman, the two most crucial NBA-to-Louisville boosters, attend?
Find out at Bearno’s by the Bridge at 131 W. Main St., right next to the KFC Yum! Center at the corner of Second and Main Streets.
Do we know more than we’re saying? Well, we do know panelists for the one-hour discussion will be confirmed later this week in a follow-up press release.
After a happy hour meet and greet, there will be a one-hour panel discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the possibilities, obstacles and realities of an NBA team playing in the KFC Yum! Center.
This discussion will be followed by a 30-minute Q & A session with the audience.
From the post:
After that, we’ll celebrate Louisville’s last professional sports championship by watching the 1975 ABA Championship Game Five, which the Kentucky Colonels claimed with a 4-1 series victory over the arch-rival Indiana Pacers. Following, we’ll watch the Denver Nuggets-Los Angeles Lakers game live.
The schedule for the evening:
· 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Happy hour meet and greet with free bread and cheese sticks
· 6:30-8 p.m.: Panel discussion and Q&A on the realities of the NBA in Louisville
· 8:00-10 p.m.: 1975 ABA Championship Game Five: Indiana Pacers vs. Kentucky Colonels
· 10 p.m.-close: Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers