Seattle files lawsuit against SuperSonics' attempt to move

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  1. round

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    not sure the details but caught something this morning about the old owner sueing to get the team back because the sale terms said to make a good faith attempt to stay in seatle.... from everything i have heard they have in no way satisfied those terms... so maybe an 11th hour save might be made.
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    Heard the same thing. I think the old owner (starbucks money) doesn't want to alienate the fans as paying customers of his fancy coffee. He is simply trying to cast himself in a different light. He'll never really get to buy them back. NBA supports the move, according to the national sports pundits.
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    That's a good idea. That way the Pistons and the Mad Ants could share their practice facilities. :nerd2:
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    Stern and the dirtbags who bought the Sonics have lied to the fans about this at every possible opportunity. When they had the chance to do the right thing, almost every owner rubberstamped the relocation plan, including Mr. D.

    This whole deal is part of plan to extort as much money as possible from taxpayers. If the league wants to be able to make a credible threat against state and local officials who hold the pursestrings, they have to pull this kind of crap at times to show they mean business.

    The crooked referee problems are nothing. This is what real corruption looks like.
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    This is ridiculous and inexcusable and tonight millions of NBA fans have been alienated by David Stern and the city of Seattle. I hope they get a ton of heat for this.
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    Yeah. Sux for you dude... sux for everyone.

    The NBA turns my stomach more often than not.
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    :reading::mad::burp::kleenex::crying::hurt::Cry:

    This really sucks. God Bless the Pistons! Hello college ball.
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    Oh my God. I just knew it was going to happen, but I didn't believe it until it did.This so sucks for us linwood. Now we have to carpool (with the price of gas and all) to Portland to see our Pistons. Or Sacramento? (yuck). Road trip to Golden State in Oakland? Damn, I might have to MOVE over this!:faint::faint2::hurt: :swear2::swear2::gaah::gaah::lame::lame::kleenex:
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    Sorry, guys. This really burns my guts to see this dirtbag buy his way out of his underhandedness, and then make faux apologies for the "misunderstandings" that have ocurred over this. There were NO misunderstandings. Bennett et al's media blunders made it abundantly clear what their intention was all along.

    Now Sonics fans can only hope and dream that Schultz's law team pulls some serious magic out of their hats in their lawsuit. That one is still going forward.
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    I would be surprised if Oaklahoma can support a team long term. They have a metro population 1/6 that of Seattle.

    Now they are talking about possible expansion for Seattle? Like we need another team.
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    Yeah, the quality of talent in the league will be even more watered down.

    :(
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    I think that Seattle will get a team by way of relocation (Memphis, Sac).
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    This is the most disturbing poll I have seen on ESPN. It asks:

    How long would you be in mourning if your favorite team left town?

    -A year or two
    -Several years
    -Decades
    -Until the day I die

    If you look at the results, almost every state in the country and international voters picked "Until the day I die" as their answer. Overall it received 44% of the votes. There was only ONE state in which the most popular answer (40%) was "A year or two". This state had over 1,400 voters participate in the poll.

    This state is OKLAHOMA.
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    I always thought Scranton, PA would get a team before OK City.
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    This is an awesome post and you are an awesome man. It's great to see fans call this what it is. Bad business and extortion.

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