I came across this story yesterday and found it very amusing:
Apparently, the Denver Nuggets booked their arena, the Pepsi Center for WWE's Monday Night RAW on the same day the NBA has Game 4 of the Lakers/Nuggets series slated to go. In addition, they had secured the venue LAST August 15.
I'd love to write funny commentary about how ridiculous this is, but Vince McMahon handled it himself by saying, "Even though the Denver Nuggets had a strong team this year and were projected to make the playoffs, obviously Nuggets and Pepsi Center owner Stan Kroenke did not have enough faith in his own team to hold the May 25th date for a potential playoff game."
How right he is! The Nuggets owner/GM/venue manager had no faith whatsoever in their own team to get through the playoffs! I mean, this venue has to be an NBA basketball venue first, and entertainment venue second, right? I'm pretty sure this is like dating the somewhat trashy 6 out of 10 looking girl because you know you're going to score rather than holding out for the beautiful girl that could be marriage material. When the beautiful girl calls you and you're already scheduled to date the other girl, I'm fairly certain you blow off the 6. The problem is, in this case, the 6 has you contractually bound and has sold 10,000 tickets to your date!
The simple solution is push the game back one day, and let WWE rock the house (and hopefully have the heels talk crap about the Nuggets and include this venue situation as a crowd inciter.) Let this be a lesson to all NBA teams, it's better to have faith in your team than sell out to the WWE over a year in advance!