Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

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. . .what will she decide after she hears all the testimony? That's the question utmost in many Seattlites' minds this week. Judge Marsha Pechman must rule in the Key Arena lease agreement suit the City of Seattle has brought against the new owners (2006) of the Seattle Super Sonics NBA basketball team. Do emails reveal they planned from the beginning to move the team to Oklahoma City as soon as possible and not honor the remainder of their Key Arena lease? Their proposal last year for a mostly publicly funded mega dollar shiny new stadium in the suburb of Renton was rejected outright, and they didn't offer to invest heavily in it themselves, so was it ever intended to be a viable deal? Now that the NBA has given the owners permission to move the team to Oaklahoma City, is Seattle right to hold them to the remaining two years of their lease agreement and not accept a buyout? Sonics fans have taken to the streets with a Save Our Sonics movement of grassroots support to keep the team on home turf. The judge is expected to rule after testimony ends June 26.

9 comments:

SeattleDMBfan said...

Great pic, Kim! I'm not a huge Sonics fan, but I would hate to see them leave Seattle. I hope they will at least fulfill their lease and play a few more seasons here in Seattle.

Dan said...

I have never seen Oklahoma City as a basketball Mecca so I am surprised to see them moving there. Too bad for Seattle. I am not an NBA fan but it is painful to have these teams desert their fans.

Jim said...

I love the NBA and the Dallas Mavericks. I think this smells so fishy. He was going to move from the get go. Hope he has to pay out the wazoo.

Gargamello said...

Yes I agree. You know those NBA owners only care about the dollar dollar bling yo. I hope they get stuck with a nice big lease bill from the city. It would be karma catching up with them.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Inside that place passion must be really big !!

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Piobaireachd said...

I say let them go. The way they've been playing the last couple of seasons they're lucky they are not given an escort out of town. I'm tired of team owners trying to leverage money from tax payers to build new venues so THEY can make more money.

Small City Scenes said...

Dirty pool is what I think. MB

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