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Mr. Flopnuts 01-09-2013 12:50 PM

Seattle is about to get the Sonics back
 
Reports from KJR 950 Seattle says the Maloof brothers are finalizing the sale of the Kings to Chris Hansen of Seattle. Hansen has already finalized an arena deal with Seattle, and King County. Great news for Seattle basketball fans.

Jerm 01-09-2013 12:55 PM

LOL boy AEG sure pulled one over on K.C. with the Sprint Center...

ChiefsandO'sfan 01-09-2013 12:57 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

The Maloofs are finalizing an agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to the Hansen-Ballmer led Seattle group, sources tell Yahoo! Sports.



Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

The deal will sell the Kings for approximately $500 million, with the Seattle group seeking relocation to Key Arena for the 2013-'14 season.


Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

The Seattle group's plans, with support of the NBA, is to play two seasons in Key Arena before moving into a new Seattle arena, sources say.


Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA

No agreement signed, but one source describes deal as "1st and goal at 1." Maloofs history of changing course late still makes many uneasy.

ChiefsCountry 01-09-2013 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerm (Post 9300042)
LOL boy AEG sure pulled one over on K.C. with the Sprint Center...

Kansas City's problem is we never had an ownership group. Not exactly AEG's fault there.

Bearcat 01-09-2013 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerm (Post 9300042)
LOL boy AEG sure pulled one over on K.C. with the Sprint Center...

Meh, it's one of the top 5 busiest arenas in the nation.

DaveNull 01-09-2013 01:00 PM

Big money in having a seat over there.

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ChiefMojo 01-09-2013 01:00 PM

KC had a outside chance until Oklahoma City got a team.

Molitoth 01-09-2013 01:07 PM

Sucks for them. They could've had Westbrook/Durant.
Instead they will have the Kings lineup.

mcaj22 01-09-2013 01:11 PM

the seattle superqueens doesnt have the same ring to it as the sac queens

Joe Seahawk 01-09-2013 01:19 PM

PBJPBJ:holdman::toast::hump: YESS!

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 01:19 PM

May the Maloof bros DIAF, still remember them stealing the Kings from us.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 01:20 PM

This is awesome. I wanted to root for Sacramento when they drafted Thomas Robinson, but it's ****ing Sacramento. I like Seattle so much more.

Is it weird that my top 2 favorite teams might end up being the Thunder and the new Sonics?

Fritz88 01-09-2013 01:24 PM

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RunKC 01-09-2013 01:24 PM

As part of this deal, the NBA should send Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison to Seattle and send the the Kings roster to OKC.....ya know, since the SUPERSONICS drafted all of those players and got them stolen away.

Can you imagine if the Chiefs drafted our QBOTF who turns into an elite NFL player only to have a team from cowtown OKC steal them from us?

I really feel for the Sonic fans. At least they are getting their team back.

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 01:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 9300143)
As part of this deal, the NBA should send Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison to Seattle and send the the Kings roster to OKC.....ya know, since the SUPERSONICS drafted all of those players and got them stolen away.

Can you imagine if the Chiefs drafted our QBOTF who turns into an elite NFL player only to have a team from cowtown OKC steal them from us?

I really feel for the Sonic fans. At least they are getting their team back.

That's our team though, does anyone feel sorry for us? No.

Deberg_1990 01-09-2013 01:31 PM

When does Kansas City get the Kings back?

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9300165)
When does Kansas City get the Kings back?

No shit!

Strongside 01-09-2013 01:33 PM

Whether it's the NBA or NHL, there is absolutely NO excuse to not have a professional sports team in the Sprint Center. NONE.

It makes a TON of money without an anchor tenant, and AEG likes to act like it doesn't matter to them if there ever is one. Which is bullshit. They aren't taking everything into consideration.

This town could support either, and saying otherwise is just more bullshit. KC is a completely different town than it was when either the Kings or the Scouts were here. It's a much better sports town. We sell out every pro soccer game, for ****'s sake. The Missouri Mavericks are a hit in Independence and no one has ever heard of any of their opponents, let alone the league that they play in.

We need a premiere winter sport.

BigCatDaddy 01-09-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9300165)
When does Kansas City get the Kings back?

It will be our turn to get them again next.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 01:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9300165)
When does Kansas City get the Kings back?

Sonics became the Thunder
Kings become the Sonics
Thunder become the KC Kings in 20 years???

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thig Lyfe (Post 9300184)
Sonics became the Thunder
Kings become the Sonics
Thunder become the KC Kings in 20 years???

I won't give a flying Fukushima in 20 years.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9300186)
I won't give a flying Fukushima in 20 years.

Because we'll be under Chinese socialist rule by then?

RealSNR 01-09-2013 01:43 PM

How do you feel about this Flop? You said that the sting of the Sonics leaving was something that would pierce your soul forever, and that you would never love another Seattle NBA team as long as you lived.

What's your gauge on this one?

|Zach| 01-09-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerm (Post 9300042)
LOL boy AEG sure pulled one over on K.C. with the Sprint Center...

Nice thing is the Sprint Center has been doing great even without an anchor tenant.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by |Zach| (Post 9300196)
Nice thing is the Sprint Center has been doing great even without an anchor tenant.

Yeah, apparently they're in no rush to get one either.

Kind of lame but I don't live in KC anymore so it doesn't bother me too much.

dirk digler 01-09-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerm (Post 9300042)
LOL boy AEG sure pulled one over on K.C. with the Sprint Center...

No shit. Would love an NBA team here. **** AEG

The Pest 01-09-2013 01:46 PM

It's all over the radio stations up here.

Bearcat 01-09-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strongside (Post 9300170)
Whether it's the NBA or NHL, there is absolutely NO excuse to not have a professional sports team in the Sprint Center. NONE.

It makes a TON of money without an anchor tenant, and AEG likes to act like it doesn't matter to them if there ever is one. Which is bullshit. They aren't taking everything into consideration.

This town could support either, and saying otherwise is just more bullshit. KC is a completely different town than it was when either the Kings or the Scouts were here. It's a much better sports town. We sell out every pro soccer game, for ****'s sake. The Missouri Mavericks are a hit in Independence and no one has ever heard of any of their opponents, let alone the league that they play in.

We need a premiere winter sport.

There was an article posted a while back that listed the most over-extended sports cities in terms of population/disposable income and number of sports teams... and if KC added an NHL or NBA team, they would be on top of that list. The interesting thing is, IIRC, Denver was on top of the list, even though I thought they at least did a decent job of supporting all of their teams.

I've love to see a hockey team here, but I wonder how many people would be willing to put down money for 41 home games plus playoff games... it's a pretty big investment, not even including the high dollar seats on the glass.

listopencil 01-09-2013 01:48 PM

Oh no, the Sacramento Kings are leaving? But I...well..that is...yeah. I still don't give a shit about the NBA.

|Zach| 01-09-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearcat (Post 9300207)
There was an article posted a while back that listed the most over-extended sports cities in terms of population/disposable income and number of sports teams... and if KC added an NHL or NBA team, they would be on top of that list. The interesting thing is, IIRC, Denver was on top of the list, even though I thought they at least did a decent job of supporting all of their teams.

I've love to see a hockey team here, but I wonder how many people would be willing to put down money for 41 home games plus playoff games... it's a pretty big investment, not even including the high dollar seats on the glass.

I am not big into NBA or NHL I would love for a team to come in and be successful but I am really similar to you here...just pretty skeptical it would work.

Deberg_1990 01-09-2013 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by |Zach| (Post 9300196)
Nice thing is the Sprint Center has been doing great even without an anchor tenant.

Yea, im sure it was primarily built in order to have more Chesney, Aldean and Taylor Swift concerts.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by listopencil (Post 9300215)
Oh no, the Sacramento Kings are leaving? But I...well..that is...yeah. I still don't give a shit about the NBA.

Great idea to open this thread, then!

|Zach| 01-09-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9300226)
Yea, im sure it was primarily built in order to have more Chesney, Aldean and Taylor Swift concerts.

It is a great arena that does great business. Its not like this is the arena version of metro north mall.

This situation is a lot better than having a team in there that might not be well supported.

Strongside 01-09-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearcat (Post 9300207)
There was an article posted a while back that listed the most over-extended sports cities in terms of population/disposable income and number of sports teams... and if KC added an NHL or NBA team, they would be on top of that list. The interesting thing is, IIRC, Denver was on top of the list, even though I thought they at least did a decent job of supporting all of their teams.

I've love to see a hockey team here, but I wonder how many people would be willing to put down money for 41 home games plus playoff games... it's a pretty big investment, not even including the high dollar seats on the glass.

I would be one of those people.

jd1020 01-09-2013 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9300156)
That's our team though, does anyone feel sorry for us? No.

Do you feel sorry for you? What are you really losing?

whoman69 01-09-2013 01:55 PM

Congrats to Seattle. It won't make up for all the rain...but its nice.

listopencil 01-09-2013 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thig Lyfe (Post 9300233)
Great idea to open this thread, then!

Yeah it was. I live in Northern California. About two hours North of Sacramento, where I lived from early 1988 to mid 1995. After looking at this thread I found an article about it online and posted a link to it on FB so I can witness the wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Bearcat 01-09-2013 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by |Zach| (Post 9300220)
I am not big into NBA or NHL I would love for a team to come in and be successful but I am really similar to you here...just pretty skeptical it would work.

I'd think something would have to suffer, beyond putting pressure on other local teams to do well. And of course it's one thing when it's a shiny new team or highly successful, and completely different when you're looking at these price tags and your team hasn't made the playoffs in a few years...


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|Zach| 01-09-2013 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bearcat (Post 9300269)
I'd think something would have to suffer, beyond putting pressure on other local teams to do well. And of course it's one thing when it's a shiny new team or highly successful, and completely different when you're looking at these price tags and your team hasn't made the playoffs in a few years...


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People in Kansas City love the idea of having things.

okcchief 01-09-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 9300143)
As part of this deal, the NBA should send Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison to Seattle and send the the Kings roster to OKC.....ya know, since the SUPERSONICS drafted all of those players and got them stolen away.

Can you imagine if the Chiefs drafted our QBOTF who turns into an elite NFL player only to have a team from cowtown OKC steal them from us?

I really feel for the Sonic fans. At least they are getting their team back.

The owner and GM who moved the team made all of the moves to make the team better. Had Seattle approved the arena deal 5 or 6 years ago they would have them.

There was a hardcore fanbase that was pissed from day one like Flop, and I feel for those fans. The major uproar began when the Thunder became the darlings of the NBA.

However, Seattle is doing the same thing to Sacramento that OKC did to Seattle. The same thing that Sacremento did to my Kings when I was 12 years old.

It's business and the community made the decision. If the Thunder weren't making the playoffs would you still want those players?

Your argument is silly.

Congrats to Seattle though. I'm happy you are getting a team.

kcxiv 01-09-2013 02:16 PM

actually seattle isnt doing the same thing. The owners for Thunder siad they werent going to move the team, then said later suckers!

Everyone knows with this move the team is going to Seattle, Its a different beast.

|Zach| 01-09-2013 02:16 PM

In other Seattle sports news the MLS schedule was released today and the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids play eachother on 4/20. LMAO

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jd1020 (Post 9300250)
Do you feel sorry for you? What are you really losing?

I'm speaking of the past about the day we lost the KINGS, no one gave a shat.

WilliamTheIrish 01-09-2013 02:20 PM

The Kings were pretty terrible except for a three year stretch. I saw some great games and great players when they were here for sure. I saw Tiny Archibald take them to their first playoff series in 1975. They lost to the Bulls. Tiny tore his achilles the year before and they finished about 20 games under .500.

The playoff series with the Suns in 81 was awesome. Winning the 7th game on the road with Wedman and Otis Birdsong and Sam Lacey was fantastic. Losing to Moses Malone in the Western Conference finals was not as awesome.

Was at their last home game. The Lakers came to town on the last day of the season. Everybody was there to see magic and Kareem. The Lakers left Magic at home to nurse a knee and Kareem didn't play/travel because of a migraine.

Didn't matter. The Kings kept it close until the late 4th quarter. Wilkes, Cooper, Worthy,McAdoo, Byron Scott were enough. And they still had Kupchek, Mike McGee, Rambis and Ronnie Lester on the bench. Sick roster.

I remember the PA guy took a line from Don Meredith and said "Turn out the lights, the party's over" as we left.

ChiefsCountry 01-09-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9300122)
May the Maloof bros DIAF, still remember them stealing the Kings from us.

The Maloofs didn't own the Kings when they moved from Kansas City. They owned the Rockets at that time.

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WilliamInnerCircle (Post 9300335)
The Kings were pretty terrible except for a three year stretch. I saw some great games and great players when they were here for sure. I saw Tiny Archibald take them to their first playoff series in 1975. They lost to the Bulls. Tiny tore his achilles the year before and they finished about 20 games under .500.

The playoff series with the Suns in 81 was awesome. Winning the 7th game on the road with Wedman and Otis Birdsong and Sam Lacey was fantastic. Losing to Moses Malone in the Western Conference finals was not as awesome.

Was at their last home game. The Lakers came to town on the last day of the season. Everybody was there to see magic and Kareem. The Lakers left Magic at home to nurse a knee and Kareem didn't play/travel because of a migraine.

Didn't matter. The Kings kept it close until the late 4th quarter. Wilkes, Cooper, Worthy,McAdoo, Byron Scott were enough. And they still had Kupchek, Mike McGee, Rambis and Ronnie Lester on the bench. Sick roster.

I remember the PA guy took a line from Don Meredith and said "Turn out the lights, the party's over" as we left.

Ya I was a kid but my dad has season tix. I loved going to the games.

WilliamTheIrish 01-09-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry (Post 9300338)
The Maloofs didn't own the Kings when they moved from Kansas City. They owned the Rockets at that time.

Correct. The team was sold "to an investment group" as it was reported. I don't think anybody knew who was the actual group at the time of the sale.

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry (Post 9300338)
The Maloofs didn't own the Kings when they moved from Kansas City. They owned the Rockets at that time.

I do remember their names being associated though, like I said I was 7-11 years old when they were here.

okcchief 01-09-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fruit Ninja (Post 9300318)
actually seattle isnt doing the same thing. The owners for Thunder siad they werent going to move the team, then said later suckers!

Everyone knows with this move the team is going to Seattle, Its a different beast.

You are selling a team to a guy with OKC roots. There were rumblings the day he bought the team they were moving. He said he would stay if he got a first class arena. He says his intention was to stay there. probably not true, but if they vote for an Arena he cant move.There was a vote for an Arena that was turned down. They voted for an arena and are getting their team back.

Again, if the Thunder weren't one of the best teams in the NBA the majority wouldn't care, and Seattle probably wouldn't have approved an Arena deal now.

KCFaninSEA 01-09-2013 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okcchief (Post 9300364)
You are selling a team to a guy with OKC roots. There were rumblings the day he bought the team they were moving. He said he would stay if he got a first class arena. He says his intention was to stay there. probably not true, but if they vote for an Arena he cant move.There was a vote for an Arena that was turned down. They voted for an arena and are getting their team back.

Again, if the Thunder weren't one of the best teams in the NBA the majority wouldn't care, and Seattle probably wouldn't have approved an Arena deal now.

Not true....exactly. Watch the YouTube video, Sonicsgate: Requiem for a team. David Stern and that ****sucker Clay Bennett STOLE the team. They lied to delay and came up with bogus excuses as to why the Sonics couldn't remain in Seattle. Watch the video. Howard Schultz (former owner and CEO of Starbucks) also was a part of this but he was probably just an idiot rather than a thief or liar. The city council also ****ed it up a bit. Watch the video

Sorter 01-09-2013 02:57 PM

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kcxiv 01-09-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okcchief (Post 9300364)
You are selling a team to a guy with OKC roots. There were rumblings the day he bought the team they were moving. He said he would stay if he got a first class arena. He says his intention was to stay there. probably not true, but if they vote for an Arena he cant move.There was a vote for an Arena that was turned down. They voted for an arena and are getting their team back.

Again, if the Thunder weren't one of the best teams in the NBA the majority wouldn't care, and Seattle probably wouldn't have approved an Arena deal now.

The only people that SHOULD Care are old Sonic's fans, they feel like they got ****ed, but they also gotta put up money for the arena if they want the team to stick around. Its gotta work both ways. Its also the reason why the Kings are going to leave, the city doesnt want a new arena and arco arena is a ****ing dump.

Sorter 01-09-2013 03:00 PM

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Lex Luthor 01-09-2013 03:02 PM

I say good for Seattle. I'm glad to see that city get an NBA team again. I'd like to see them call the team the SuperSonics again.

It sucks for Kansas City that we can't get an NBA team here, but without an owner willing to buy a team and move it here, there's not a whole lot that can happen.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 03:02 PM

most people who live in sacramento don't even care if they wake up in the morning so I'm not too worried about the backlash this time

kcxiv 01-09-2013 03:03 PM

Alot of talent in the nba right now. 2 new teams may not be a bad idea right now if the teams fanbase can handle them.

Lex Luthor 01-09-2013 03:07 PM

If the NBA abruptly announced that they were going to put an expansion team in Kansas City, that would be a hell of an off season for this town.

teedubya 01-09-2013 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by |Zach| (Post 9300220)
I am not big into NBA or NHL I would love for a team to come in and be successful but I am really similar to you here...just pretty skeptical it would work.

KC has a 3rd team... SportingKC... I don't think we need an NBA/NHL team now.

And KC has a 4th team... the Kansas Jayhawks. :-D

blaise 01-09-2013 03:24 PM

I think KC could support a good team like OKC has, but not a mediocre team or a bad team. Not for long anyway.

KCFaninSEA 01-09-2013 03:35 PM

The city of Seattle has the rights to the name SuperSonics. It was the only thing left behind. That one who sucks the penis Bennett even took the '79 Championship trophy. What a dick.

|Zach| 01-09-2013 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teedubya (Post 9300506)
KC has a 3rd team... SportingKC... I don't think we need an NBA/NHL team now.

And KC has a 4th team... the Kansas Jayhawks. :-D

Agree, though I would feel skeptical even without SKC around. Hockey and soccer fans interlink a lot more than soccer and NBA fans.

KILLER_CLOWN 01-09-2013 03:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teedubya (Post 9300506)
KC has a 3rd team... SportingKC... I don't think we need an NBA/NHL team now.

And KC has a 1ST team... the Kansas Jayhawks. :-D

fyp

ChiTown 01-09-2013 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teedubya (Post 9300506)
KC has a 3rd team... SportingKC... I don't think we need an NBA/NHL team now.

And KC has a 4th team... the Kansas Jayhawks. :-D

:Lin:

Keep dreaming

KC_Connection 01-09-2013 03:42 PM

Would love to see a NBA team back in Seattle.

Mr. Flopnuts 01-09-2013 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RunKC (Post 9300143)
As part of this deal, the NBA should send Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and Nick Collison to Seattle and send the the Kings roster to OKC.....ya know, since the SUPERSONICS drafted all of those players and got them stolen away.

Can you imagine if the Chiefs drafted our QBOTF who turns into an elite NFL player only to have a team from cowtown OKC steal them from us?

I really feel for the Sonic fans. At least they are getting their team back.

I appreciate the sentiment, and we would've have gotten Durant, as long as Stern rigged the draft for us the same he did for Bennett, but the OKC ownership group put that team together. The nutless wonder, Howard Schultz would've never paid the coin to put that team together, because he's a piece of shit. Give us the damn jerseys, team color, and name back and I'm good.

Quote:

Originally Posted by KILLER_CLOWN (Post 9300156)
That's our team though, does anyone feel sorry for us? No.

The **** I don't. The Sonics were my 3rd favorite team in all of sports behind the Chiefs and Washington Huskies when they were ripped away. I supported them losing the same as I did the Chiefs. I don't feel good about anyone having to go through something like that. It's ****ed, and it hurts, and it leaves a scar if you're a passionate fan.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNR (Post 9300194)
How do you feel about this Flop? You said that the sting of the Sonics leaving was something that would pierce your soul forever, and that you would never love another Seattle NBA team as long as you lived.

What's your gauge on this one?

I'd like to say time heals all wounds, but it hasn't. That said, we get the team name, colors, and jerseys back, we'll claim the ****ing championship whether anyone likes it or not because we won the sonofabitch. I want to get back into basketball. Badly. So, I may chalk it up as Seattle leadership, dickless Howard Schultz, and David Stern are all evil incarnations of Satan that I hope has to watch their families suffer in some unfathomable form. We get the green and gold rolling back up in Seatown, and I may get sucked right back in. I don't know yet. I do know it won't be about wins and losses. It'll be the heart and soul of the team, the town, the fans, this apparently God like new owner, and the game itself that will win me over.

Quote:

Originally Posted by okcchief (Post 9300284)
The owner and GM who moved the team made all of the moves to make the team better. Had Seattle approved the arena deal 5 or 6 years ago they would have them.

There was a hardcore fanbase that was pissed from day one like Flop, and I feel for those fans. The major uproar began when the Thunder became the darlings of the NBA.

However, Seattle is doing the same thing to Sacramento that OKC did to Seattle. The same thing that Sacremento did to my Kings when I was 12 years old.

It's business and the community made the decision. If the Thunder weren't making the playoffs would you still want those players?

Your argument is silly.

Congrats to Seattle though. I'm happy you are getting a team.

You've been as gracious as humanly possible throughout this whole thing. You are every bit of a Thunder fan as I was a Sonic fan. I'm happy that you have the ability to experience some of the things I experienced as a fan for as long as I did. An OKC/Seattle rivalry is immenent if Hansen puts forth the resources to build the team as he has to build the arena, and the rights to get a team back in Seattle. That will be fun. And don't be surprised when I say it's the old Sonics vs. the new Sonics. :D

Mr. Flopnuts 01-09-2013 04:07 PM

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ChiefsCountry 01-09-2013 04:29 PM

I wonder if the NBA then will switch Portland and Phoenix division wise if this goes down.

okcchief 01-09-2013 04:32 PM

I'm happy for Seattle. It's obviously a great sports town. Yes, the rivalry will be ****ing epic. It wouldn't surprise me if the put the Sonics back in the NorthEast and shifted some teams around. I guess it's never going to make complete sense no matter what they do.

I used to think the Hornets would move to KC, but now that Benson is there no chance. Maybe another team will come along.

RealSNR 01-09-2013 04:34 PM

Funny enough, if they keep the same name it would be an ideal match. Seattle Kings. Those two go together.

I know Flop mentioned that he wanted the Sonics back 100%, and that also would be good. We'll see.

okcchief 01-09-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry (Post 9300732)
I wonder if the NBA then will switch Portland and Phoenix division wise if this goes down.

Why would they do that? It would make more sense to switch OKC and Seattle. OKC is neither North or WestI guess they aren't Pacific either but it would make sense for Seattle.

ChiefsCountry 01-09-2013 04:36 PM

New Pacific Division
Golden State
LA Clippers
LA Lakers
Portland
Seattle

New Northwest Division
Denver
Minnesota
Oklahoma City
Phoenix
Utah

gblowfish 01-09-2013 04:36 PM

The Kings are a traveling whore show. Rochester, Cincinnati, Omaha, KC, Sacramento. They go to a city for around 10 to 15 years, then leave. So Seattle will probably get them for about 10 years, then they'll be on to wherever the next meal ticket is.

And they'll never win crap, either.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by okcchief (Post 9300749)
Why would they do that? It would make more sense to switch OKC and Seattle. OKC is neither North or WestI guess they aren't Pacific either but it would make sense for Seattle.

I know it doesn't make total sense geographically, but why not have OKC and Seattle in the same division to take advantage of the built-in hatred?

okcchief 01-09-2013 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNR (Post 9300747)
Funny enough, if they keep the same name it would be an ideal match. Seattle Kings. Those two go together.

I know Flop mentioned that he wanted the Sonics back 100%, and that also would be good. We'll see.

They'll be the Sonics. Part of the deal was they got the name, history, etc back when they get a team. I'm glad because I don't like it when they say its the first time the Thunder have done blah blah since 1983. The seperation will be nice.

okcchief 01-09-2013 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry (Post 9300754)
New Pacific Division
Golden State
LA Clippers
LA Lakers
Portland
Seattle

New Northwest Division
Denver
Minnesota
Oklahoma City
Phoenix
Utah

Actually, you are right. That makes a lot more sense.

okcchief 01-09-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Thig Lyfe (Post 9300765)
I know it doesn't make total sense geographically, but why not have OKC and Seattle in the same division to take advantage of the built-in hatred?

Either way they will play 3-4 times a year. Most people here get more fired up for Dallas, SA or LA even though they aren't in our division.

Thig Lyfe 01-09-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by okcchief (Post 9300829)
Either way they will play 3-4 times a year. Most people here get more fired up for Dallas, SA or LA even though they aren't in our division.

yeah, true. I don't follow the NBA as closely as the NFL so I forget that divisions aren't as important.

Rams Fan 01-09-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by okcchief (Post 9300284)

However, Seattle is doing the same thing to Sacramento that OKC did to Seattle.

Except Bennett lied to Schultz and said he'd keep the team in Seattle. I doubt Hansen will say his intent is to keep the team in Sacramento.

okcchief 01-09-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Rams Fan (Post 9300936)
Except Bennett lied to Schultz and said he'd keep the team in Seattle. I doubt Hansen will say his intent is to keep the team in Sacramento.

So Shultz says. Had that been a condition he should have written it in. He came out saying his intent was to stay in Seattle, but he wanted a state of the art facility.

The Pest 01-09-2013 05:31 PM

From what I'm hearing around here......the majority of fans are glad they're ****ing leaving.


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