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SuperSonics sold to OKC group

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WazzuGrad00, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. WazzuGrad00

    WazzuGrad00 Guest

  2. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    How so? City will settle with group to let them out of their lease?
  3. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    No, they'll buy it out. Seattle's tired of the Sonics and apparently they're losing "so* much money that Howard Schultz needed to make a $90 million profit by selling it to balance out.
  4. flaming_mo

    flaming_mo Guest

    Let me get this straight... The Sonics have been purchashed by a group of businessmen from OKC, a city with a new arena that is absolutely desperate to grovel and write a blank check for an NBA team. And yet they put out a statement saying they hope to remain in Seattle?? Right.

    Having spent gazillions of dollars for the Seahawks and Mariners, I can understand why Seattle is not eager to subsidize yet another sports franchise. If Seattle says "adios, don't let the door hit ya on the way out," I will have gained newfound respect for the city.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    The Sonics got their slice of the pie first, I believe, with a complete rebuild of Seattle Center/Key Arena.
  6. John

    John Well-Known Member

    They could turn the arena into the world's largest Starbucks.
  7. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Yes. Key Arena is only 11 years old. It opened for the 95-96 team. And what have the Sonics done since? Wasted a lot of people's time and money. The Mariners and Seahawks have at least had some success since the new stadiums opened (2001 M's - 116 wins, 05-06 Hawks - SB loss), with less time in the new digs. From a Seattle native to my home city - please kick the Sonics outta town.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It isn't?
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Fair point. How bout a Starbucks biosphere?
  10. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    From what I've read, they by far supposedly have the worst lease in the NBA.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Does Bryant Reeves come out of retirement to play for the OKC Sonics?
  12. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    No, but Shawn Kemp's making a comeback. May be signing with the Raptors or Nuggets, which means he'll have at least two chances to plant some seed in the OKC.
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