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03-01-2013, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by gstommylee View Post
Seattle has been proven for 41 years with a solid fanbase and yet they still lost the team. Drop the idea of expansion seriously it is not on the table. So when is the next team? And what if there is a local group wanted to keep them there you want NBA to say no to that sale to Seattle as well?

Only option for seattle for the near future is relocating another team.

Sacramento's group is not even matching the offer and offered a slightly lower amount than what hansen is offering.
Seattle lost the Sonics because no local ownership group offered to buy the team and because they refused to fund a new arena. They had 4 years to do anything before the team moved and did nothing. Nothing against the fans, they were great. Sac is different situation. Local ownership wasn't given a chance to make an offer and the Maloofs backed out of a Stern negotiated arena deal.

Can't compare the 2 scenarios.

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