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A rose by any other name...


The Millennium Dome, the Dome, the white elephant, the O2 Arena, Tony's Folly - there are plenty of naming options available for the wretched thing without having to think too hard. None of these proved suitable for a rather breathless press release from Livingstone's office about the NBA (National Basketball Association) setting up an office in London - apparently it is 'London’s new state of the art NBA-style arena'.

Now this is alarming on a number of levels, as given the 30 odd teams in the NBA does this mean that North America is littered with Rogers-inspired buildings that cost the earth and serve little or no purpose, and if this is 'new state of the art', what are my chances of selling a seven year old car or computer on ebay and terming it thus?

Back at the plot, I suspect that the NBA's main ambition in these parts is to sell more baseball caps and the like to individuals incapable of finding on a map the host city of the team whose colours they sport.

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Anonymous Nomad said... 8:18 am

Idle speculation, since I know nothing about basketball (I asssume the "b" is for basketball rather than baseball?) but just wondering whether that American gentleman who gave Prezza his expensive bits of leather is an owner of one of the teams? If so, there might be a fit twixt the sport and the casino. No?  



Anonymous Nomad said... 8:22 am

Sorry - just re-read your post. Please ignore my bracket about baseball.  



Anonymous IanCroydon said... 3:52 pm

Over the river from the Dome, is One Canada Square, the Canary Wharf tower, which was known as "Thatcher's Dick".

So, the Millennium Dome could be - Tony's Titty ?  



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