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03-02-2013, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Nuclear SUV View Post

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.
Yep - and Howie sold to the group from OKC because he thought an outside group with a threat to move the team would have a higher chance of succeeding in getting a new building in Seattle. What a clown ... which is why I said earlier its not like the Maloofs are the first horrible ownership group in the NBA. Fans in Sac should take a look at what happened to the Hornets and George Shinn, they are not alone and unfortunately these don't end well for the fans (and its well known the Lakers and Clippers had more of a say in blocking the proposed move to Anaheim ... the Maloofs never even officially filed for the move after "exploring" it).

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