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Fans Are Speculating About NBA Expansion After Las Vegas Arena News

The NBA 75 logo is displayed on a basketball court.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 08: A diamond-themed logo commemorating the NBA's 75th anniversary is shown on the court during a game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Detroit Pistons during the 2021 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 8, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Thunder defeated the Pistons 76-72. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Did Bill Simmons call his shot? On Wednesday, news came down that an arena is coming to Las Vegas, prompting a bunch of reaction from NBA Twitter.

Per CNBC's Jess Golden, "Breaking ... Tim Leiweke's Oak View Group announces they have acquired 25 acres of land in Las Vegas to build a new $3B sports and entertainment district. This will include a 20K capacity arena, casino and hotel project."

It certainly sounds like another franchise could be coming to Sin City. Fans gave their thoughts across social media shortly after the story broke.

"LAs Vegas Twenty One's?" asked Rockets radio voice Matt Thomas.

"Tim Leiweke at it again," replied one user.

"If Seattle is going to have to wait until this new Vegas Arena is constructed before we get our NBA team that’s going to suck," a SuperSonics fan page tweeted. "T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is only around 5 years old."

"[Ian Furness] mentioned the possibility of a joint NBA expansion to Vegas and Seattle," said radio host Dave Mahler. "The timeline for this project could run parallel to a team returning to Seattle."

"Congratulations to Seattle and Las Vegas, your newest expansion teams in the NBA," commented Carmichael Dave. "About time Seattle got their Sonics back."

"This has to mean NBA to Vegas," tweeted another user. "Otherwise, why build another 20,000 seat arena in Vegas?"

"Hello, expansion."

Now with an NBA team likely heading to Vegas, it could also mean the return of the beloved SuperSonics.