It’s cool to live in Seattle because we didn’t let the NBA and Clay Bennett hold us hostage for another stadium tax. Here’s the way I see it. The Sonics didn’t leave….some greedy greasy business guy came in…bought a franchise (with full intent to move it) and moved it to OKC. The Sonics that I loved will alwasy be in Seattle and if they never resurrect…the RIP. I was not a season ticket holder so I’m just as much to blame for them leaving as everyone else. Here’s my opinion. I think the NBA is a JOKE! I’m not sure we should raid another city of their team…nor should we put anything into an expansion team. Again…Stern is sitting back and saying, ” pay up and build a new stadium and then we’ll consider giving you another team”. Give me a break. We can not stand for any more taxes. Side note….my buddy Howard Schultz, “Mr. Starbucks” doesn’t get off the hook that easy. He should have never sold to Clay. Please tell me he’s not the only person in Seattle that didn’t see this coming? Yet…because I love my Starbucks….I’m quick to forgive uncle Howard. Stop the bleeding. Besides…with the Sounders(MLS) coming back…and playing at QWest…..I think we have a new sport in town that will take place of basketball. I love the fact that QWest will be getting more playing time.
So, good riddens to the group of people and ownership who just moved to OKC. The are not and never will be the Sonics. Welcome back Sounders. I think I might just get season tickets for the MLS.
Makes me proud to live in Seattle.