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Despite financial researchers' proof that Seattle can support a professional basketball team and politicians left and right promising to bring the sport back, there's still

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Seattle Likely to Get Lingerie Basketball Team Before It Gets NBA Team

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Despite financial researchers' proof that Seattle can support a professional basketball team and politicians left and right promising to bring the sport back, there's still little chance that the NBA will return to Jet City anytime soon.

The LBL, however, that's another story.

The Lingerie Basketball League tipped off its debut season this month in where else: Los Angeles. There are four teams, in fact, all in L.A.

The league, an obvious copycat of the Lingerie Football League (go, Seattle Mist!), is exactly what it sounds like, and features squads of scantily clad ladies proving that women's sports can still be easily reduced into a purely sexual exposition.

Here's a clip from a scrimmage game.

Meanwhile, Nina Kako, the LBL's president and founder, guarantees Seattle Weekly that "Seattle does have a team coming."

"Everywhere we go there will be controversy following us because of the lingerie aspect of our league, but Seattle is a very diverse city that is open to different cultures and beliefs, which makes me feel that a team would be welcome there without huge upset," Kako writes to us. "I want to get the league fully established in Los Angeles before I expand into new cities, especially new states, but Seattle does have a team coming, I just can't tell you the name yet!"

Meanwhile, the last thing that the top guy in the NBA said about expanding the league was this:

According to Commissioner David Stern, there's a possibility that there will be fewer teams when play resumes. . .

"[Contraction] is not a subject that we're against," Stern said.

Well, bras and panties it is.

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