ABA 2000 and LA Stars making play for fans

Former NBAers like Toby Bailey, Ed O'Bannon and Paul Westhead are enjoying life in ABA 2000.

Updated: February 21, 2001, 5:25 PM ET
By David Monahan | SportsTicker

The ABA is back.

There are no big afros, but there is the familiar red, white and blue basketball that distinguished the initial version of the ABA. Like its predecessor, the ABA 2000 hopes to give basketball fans an alternative to the glamour and outlandish ticket prices of the NBA.

Unlike other minor leagues of basketball, such as the recently disbanded CBA and the IBL all ABA 2000 teams play in big arenas in big cities. The league has franchises in Los Angeles, San Diego, Kansas ...

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