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03-02-2013, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by wunderpanda View Post
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. .
False.


Seattle locals never had a chance to buy the team. Schutz sold the team to the Okies late at night without giving other locals or even his minority partners a chance to match the offer. The lying Okies never intended to keep the Sonics in Seattle. While the Okies were stealing the team, a local group led by Steve Ballmer came forward willing to buy the team (okiers wouldn't sell) and put up $150,000,000 towards Key Arena.

Seattle never had a chance to save the Sonics. If we did, we would still have them. Seattle was one of the top NBA cities and is swimming in interested multibillionare owners.

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