deerayfan072 wrote:Doesn't matter what it was intended to do. The laws that govern the United States and its antitrust matters are there to promote competition and not the competitors.
Professional sports have anti-trust exemption and have been acting as monopolies since the 1890s. By limiting the number of teams that can locate in anyone city they are working as a cartel. If the league did not prohibit it there, would be six teams in New York and no teams in Jacksonville, Buffalo, Indianapolis, North Carolina, Tampa, Green Bay, or many other smaller markets. There are many other ways that sports leagues act as monopolies.