Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part VI
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02-07-2013, 05:40 PM
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Back when Vancouver had the Grizzlies, how were their rivalries towards the Sonics & Blazers?
My sense is that they were, sadly, largely ignored. If there are any VG fans who can step in with their assessments, that might be helpful. A lot of the Sonics' focus in those days was on hating the Blazers and the Lakers, who were their biggest rivals during the Grizzlies' time in Vancouver, and the Blazers were knee-deep in the end of their glory days and too busy becoming the JailBlazers to really bother anyone else but the Sonics or to bother with anyone else but the Sonics, so I think the Grizzlies got overlooked. I've always been given the impression the Grizzlies weren't run very well or taken too seriously up there, so I think that diminished the impact of their presence here in the Northwest. I think the idea of having them up there was a sound one and could have worked if circumstances had been different, but maybe it just never took off up there?
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