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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:24 pm
  • MidwestHawker wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?


    It would be better if people stopped engaging it even before then. Not that I don't understand the temptation to fire away at it.


    Why didnt I think of that??! :lol:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:25 pm
  • dunceface wrote:
    MidwestHawker wrote:
    dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?


    It would be better if people stopped engaging it even before then. Not that I don't understand the temptation to fire away at it.


    Why didnt I think of that??! :lol:


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:02 pm
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    Whoa. RT @derekbelt: Isaiah Thomas told source the Kings were told after practice the selling of the team was true. Thomas: "Deal is done."
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:17 pm
  • Welp! Who's down to pop bottles with me after the first game next season?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:20 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:22 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Look, how about this. Every time the Thunder lose to the Sonics, I'll start a thread in the shack to eat crow and let you all unload. In the meantime, you agree to allow me to freely discuss the NBA and/or the Thunder in a non-trolling manner at various points throughout the NBA season. Deal?


    You've always been free to discuss the NBA and Thunder in a non-trolling manner.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 pm
  • With the Seahawks coming off a big win against the redskins and heading to Atlanta, who woulda thought this week could get more exciting? These rumors sure sound legit. I'm so pumped
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:33 pm
  • So? Blazers are still the blazers ;)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:48 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)


    That's cute, young lady


    It's just that Oregon inferiority complex coming out again.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:58 pm
  • dunceface wrote:Once we get the Sonics back can we all start ignoring Peaches' skewed reality?



    I have had that tool on ignore since he began running his mouth about the SuperSonics.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:40 am
  • dontbelikethat wrote:Dave Softy Mahler @Softykjr
    Whoa. RT @derekbelt: Isaiah Thomas told source the Kings were told after practice the selling of the team was true. Thomas: "Deal is done."


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:42 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Look, how about this. Every time the Thunder lose to the Sonics, I'll start a thread in the shack to eat crow and let you all unload. In the meantime, you agree to allow me to freely discuss the NBA and/or the Thunder in a non-trolling manner at various points throughout the NBA season. Deal?


    You've always been free to discuss the NBA and Thunder in a non-trolling manner.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:58 am
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    peachesenregalia wrote:One other thing, as far as I can tell, the first stones were thrown by Sonics fans against Thunder fans. They asked for a fight and they got one, then had the cheek to pull the 'classless' card when Thunder fans talked back to them.


    Must be nice living in fantasy land.

    You see. Just when I'm ready to move on, some dumb OKC fan has to go and say something as stupid as this. I promise this will be my last time bringing this back up. But dammit, Peaches. You asked for it. ;)

    You couldn't be more wrong, buddy. You have no idea how many OKC fans constantly came on Sonics sites telling us that we didn't deserve our team. Telling us that we didn't support it. Justifying (as you are doing now) your lying scum bucket ownership. Sure, Seattle fans reacted back harshly. But OKC fans were just as complicit in any cross-country mud-sligning. And unlike Seattle, never had the excuse for being emotional.

    You say "Yeah, Clay shouldn't have lied and should have been up front about it." That is freaking hilarious. Do you know why he lied? Because that was the ONLY way he was moving the team. He doesn't get the 41 year old Seattle franchise without lying. He had to lie, or Schultz wouldn't have sold. Him making a less than half-assed effort to keep the team in Seattle was part of the agreement. It was why he was taken to court by the city, and why he had to buy his way out before the trial could end. He had to pretend he intended to stay in Seattle. During his emails with his pal Aubrey McClendon about "how soon can we get out?" he was lying his ass off to Seattle politicians, offering them the worst stadium deal in Seattle sports history. He had a checklist of what he had to do to meet the terms of the sale. He did so dishonestly and was caught every step of the way. Your glorious newspaper in OKC that is owned by his wife chose to shield your fine citizens from all of it. It was complicit every step of the way. Your fans chose to bury their heads in the sand, and attacked Seattle fans for being outraged. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO SAY WE STARTED IT. You got your team, and reaped the benefits of Clay tanking for 2 years in our city. Enjoy it all you want. But you do not get the high ground. Not even a little bit.

    I said this before. I dare you to watch SonicsGate. ALL OF IT. Without actually sitting down and watching it, I can't take a word out of your mouth seriously.



    Can you tell just how fresh the wound is? ;) lol.

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    Look, this gets ridiculously inane after awhile. Yeah, Stern stole the Sonics away from Seattle. But to be fair to Oklahoma City, what are the fans supposed to do? Act aloof? Be politely coy about getting an NBA team? Thats ridiculous. Ofcourse they were excited. Ofcourse they wanted the team. and great for them for getting instantly behind them. I cannot with any rationality take out the loss of the Sonics on any Thunder fan, the city itself or its inhabitants. The blame lies with 4-5 people driven by business instead of tradition. Would it have been better if they sent us all a thank you card and apology letter? We will be equally excited, openly, when the Kings become the Sonics in a year or two.

    Ive followed peaches comments on the Sonics. There are some times when he's had enough and starts to be contrarian. Hell, peaches is good at it. Funny as hell. We run into the every NFL teams forums each week we play them and tell them why their team and city suck, women deserve to be forcibly neutered and question why they couldnt do the completely admirable and honest thing and just roll over and be Seahawks fans. We open ourselves up to it as much as he gives it But Sonic fans (as a whole) have hit out at Oklahoma City in some vein way to get back at them with a variety of less-than-complimentary judgments on the city, its women, dental practices, animal beastiality, lack of tradition in sports.... blah, blah, blah.

    Thunder fans have every right to stick their head in the sand when it comes to the origins of their team. They also have every right to scream into the rafters in support of one of the best teams in the NBA. But when Sonic fans jerk them from their stoop and start accusing them of theft, what are they supposed to do.

    Grow up Peter Pan... we lost the Sonics the same way several cities have lost several teams. not the first, and obviously with the upcoming move of the Kings we benefit from not being the last. I honestly wonder how many of us will send the city of Sacramento a gift basket and flower arrangement... until the first fan is pictured on TV with some shirt that says "Suck the Fonics" or something stupidly similar.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:09 am
  • thank you, Simon.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:03 am
  • Over heard some folks at McDonalds this morning talking about the Kings to Seattle, and they were saying it's a done deal, don't know where they get there info. So is it??!! :?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:35 am
  • lets just say its very very very close.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:39 am
  • If heard one of two things, it's either being finalized or done deal which is what Kevin Colabro has said he heard from his source. Either way, you guys should join me on the draft Shabazz Muhammed bandwagon as the first Sonic drafted since Westbrook and Ibaka!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:50 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    AbsolutNET wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:Look, how about this. Every time the Thunder lose to the Sonics, I'll start a thread in the shack to eat crow and let you all unload. In the meantime, you agree to allow me to freely discuss the NBA and/or the Thunder in a non-trolling manner at various points throughout the NBA season. Deal?


    You've always been free to discuss the NBA and Thunder in a non-trolling manner.


    Have I? Have I Matt?


    Of course. In a NON-TROLLING manner.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:00 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote:
    peachesenregalia wrote:
    AbsolutNET wrote:
    You've always been free to discuss the NBA and Thunder in a non-trolling manner.


    Have I? Have I Matt?


    Of course. In a NON-TROLLING manner.


    Oh. Touche then.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:44 am
  • Throwdown wrote: Either way, you guys should join me on the draft Shabazz Muhammed bandwagon as the first Sonic drafted since Westbrook and Ibaka!


    I agree that he should be the target, but unless you win the lottery you're going to have to trade up to get him.

    I bet its nice hearing "you" in terms of the NBA again, huh?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:54 am
  • are you throwing more shots at us? lol it is nice, its actually nice looking at prospects like "wow he'd be NICE", it'll be even better when I can watch a full 82 games and look at what can be upgrades and what players have unique talents than can help your squad.

    I cannot wait!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:58 am
  • Throwdown wrote:are you throwing more shots at us? lol it is nice, its actually nice looking at prospects like "wow he'd be NICE", it'll be even better when I can watch a full 82 games and look at what can be upgrades and what players have unique talents than can help your squad.

    I cannot wait!


    No. I was actually trying to be nice with that post! I'm glad the Sonics are back. It will make the sports forum more fun around here.

    I'd like to see them moved into the northwest division so they could renew the rivalry with the Blazers, and of course the Thunder are in that division as well which would be great. But unfortunatly if they moved Seattle into that division then Oklahoma City would probably be the most logical to move out.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:53 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:It's probably got something to do with your username...


    Oh right... :dummy:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:56 am
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    peachesenregalia wrote:One other thing, as far as I can tell, the first stones were thrown by Sonics fans against Thunder fans. They asked for a fight and they got one, then had the cheek to pull the 'classless' card when Thunder fans talked back to them.


    Must be nice living in fantasy land.

    You see. Just when I'm ready to move on, some dumb OKC fan has to go and say something as stupid as this. I promise this will be my last time bringing this back up. But dammit, Peaches. You asked for it. ;)

    You couldn't be more wrong, buddy. You have no idea how many OKC fans constantly came on Sonics sites telling us that we didn't deserve our team. Telling us that we didn't support it. Justifying (as you are doing now) your lying scum bucket ownership. Sure, Seattle fans reacted back harshly. But OKC fans were just as complicit in any cross-country mud-sligning. And unlike Seattle, never had the excuse for being emotional.

    You say "Yeah, Clay shouldn't have lied and should have been up front about it." That is freaking hilarious. Do you know why he lied? Because that was the ONLY way he was moving the team. He doesn't get the 41 year old Seattle franchise without lying. He had to lie, or Schultz wouldn't have sold. Him making a less than half-assed effort to keep the team in Seattle was part of the agreement. It was why he was taken to court by the city, and why he had to buy his way out before the trial could end. He had to pretend he intended to stay in Seattle. During his emails with his pal Aubrey McClendon about "how soon can we get out?" he was lying his ass off to Seattle politicians, offering them the worst stadium deal in Seattle sports history. He had a checklist of what he had to do to meet the terms of the sale. He did so dishonestly and was caught every step of the way. Your glorious newspaper in OKC that is owned by his wife chose to shield your fine citizens from all of it. It was complicit every step of the way. Your fans chose to bury their heads in the sand, and attacked Seattle fans for being outraged. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO SAY WE STARTED IT. You got your team, and reaped the benefits of Clay tanking for 2 years in our city. Enjoy it all you want. But you do not get the high ground. Not even a little bit.

    I said this before. I dare you to watch SonicsGate. ALL OF IT. Without actually sitting down and watching it, I can't take a word out of your mouth seriously.



    Can you tell just how fresh the wound is? ;) lol.

    Ok, back to our regularly scheduled programming...



    Look, this gets ridiculously inane after awhile. Yeah, Stern stole the Sonics away from Seattle. But to be fair to Oklahoma City, what are the fans supposed to do? Act aloof? Be politely coy about getting an NBA team? Thats ridiculous. Ofcourse they were excited. Ofcourse they wanted the team. and great for them for getting instantly behind them. I cannot with any rationality take out the loss of the Sonics on any Thunder fan, the city itself or its inhabitants. The blame lies with 4-5 people driven by business instead of tradition. Would it have been better if they sent us all a thank you card and apology letter? We will be equally excited, openly, when the Kings become the Sonics in a year or two.

    Ive followed peaches comments on the Sonics. There are some times when he's had enough and starts to be contrarian. Hell, peaches is good at it. Funny as hell. We run into the every NFL teams forums each week we play them and tell them why their team and city suck, women deserve to be forcibly neutered and question why they couldnt do the completely admirable and honest thing and just roll over and be Seahawks fans. We open ourselves up to it as much as he gives it But Sonic fans (as a whole) have hit out at Oklahoma City in some vein way to get back at them with a variety of less-than-complimentary judgments on the city, its women, dental practices, animal beastiality, lack of tradition in sports.... blah, blah, blah.

    Thunder fans have every right to stick their head in the sand when it comes to the origins of their team. They also have every right to scream into the rafters in support of one of the best teams in the NBA. But when Sonic fans jerk them from their stoop and start accusing them of theft, what are they supposed to do.

    Grow up Peter Pan... we lost the Sonics the same way several cities have lost several teams. not the first, and obviously with the upcoming move of the Kings we benefit from not being the last. I honestly wonder how many of us will send the city of Sacramento a gift basket and flower arrangement... until the first fan is pictured on TV with some shirt that says "Suck the Fonics" or something stupidly similar.


    Whatever, Captain Hook.

    Nobody said OKC fans can't enjoy their team. They got every right to. But they can't pull the moral superiority card. That's where I draw the line. And revisionist history from Peaches doesn't go without being checked. You can twist the argument all you want. But I suggest you two stick to your soccer threads. ;)

    All I know is since this news made the rounds, all I've heard from NBA players, writers, etc is about how great an NBA city Seattle was, and how great it will be to have it back. That's all I care about. You guys weren't there for the OKC trolls on Sonics sites, ESPN.com, etc, telling us we were bad fans and lost our team because we didn't care about it. You don't see Seattle fans telling that to Sacramento fans because we know better. We've been there before. Both in terms of being in the league and in being screwed unjustly. I feel terrible for Sacramento. I will never in a million years tell them I deserve their team more than they do. They are great fans and don't deserve this. Victims of terrible ownership and a cut throat business model perpetuated by David Stern and Clay Bennett. Sorry if I take offense to being told by

    Peaches can love his team all he wants. It's OKC's team. Not ours. Good on them for that. But every single thing that took place with the OKC ownership while in Seattle? OKC fans can't talk a single word on any of that other than "sorry. yeah, that wasn't cool."
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:57 am
  • Screw that. In the WC Pacific they're with the Lakers - their old foe. The Blazers were never our rivals. We went to war with the Laker. Nick Van Exel and co upset us in the first round. Lots of history.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:16 pm
  • SEATOWN81 FOR THE WIN!!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:35 pm
  • Wow lot of open wounds still I see, must confess to being out of touch when the Sonics left, so was unaware of the particulars. I am however very much looking forward to having an NBA team to root for again.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:44 pm
  • dunceface wrote:SEATOWN81 FOR THE WIN!!!!


    Serious win.

    Your two posts on the subject were fantastic SeaTown. Well put.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:55 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    dunceface wrote:SEATOWN81 FOR THE WIN!!!!


    Serious win.

    Your two posts on the subject were fantastic SeaTown. Well put.


    *yawn* whatever. We'll see how much 'WIN' the Scronics have when they come down to OKC

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:10 pm
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Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:30 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:32 pm
  • So Seatown is talking for every single Sonics fan with boo boo feelings? How do you know where I was when the Sonics left, or how long ive been a fan. I get it, "soccer thread"..do you know there arent a handful of fans going onto to threads across the internet to voice their satisfaction at the righting of this injustice, and taking the screws to Kings fans who still hope to keep there team. Talk about taking a moral high ground... its like you're in the Matrix.

    Perhaps I responded to the wrong post Seatown. maybe I should have searched further more diligently through the 8 pages. Youre absolutely right in everything you said regarding the Sonics and its move. And I completely agree that the basketball community in general (save Bennett, Stern and some Kings fans) are happy to see the NBA back in Seattle. But I read plenty that the city of Seattle and its tax payers didnt do enough to save the team. Believe it or not, but the same reasons you give for Sacramento losing the Kings are applied directly to Seattle losing the Sonics. I imagine Thunder fans feel that way. Why shouldnt they? and because they, or anyone, do youre somehow able to shout them out? I remember quite clearly the debate on this board when the Sonics were leaving, and how quickly fans were to ignore, persecute or attack anyone that when with the "let them go" or even worse "Im not paying for a new stadium to save an NBA team". It wasnt pretty. Remember?

    while peaches may be on the wind up some times, he's taken an awful lot sh-- on here for being a Thunder fan. And Ive seen plenty of "How dare you root for that team on THIS board" kind of crap (completely ignoring the Blazer population we have on here) without so much as any moral abjectness given towards the move. Just gets old, inane. How many NBA threads in general on this board alone devolve into "I wont watch it ever again, I dont care... blah blah, sniffle, sniffle". And god forbid if you pulled for the Thunder in the Finals.

    So yeah, ill bow out and return to the soccer threads and take up my persecution of Gate and all things Arsenal FC.... I celebrate the return of a franchise that I remember beating Rick Berry in the finals 30+ years ago, brought us Gus and DJ, Sikma, Nate Mac, X Man, Detlef, Sammy Smooth, Payton to Kemp, Ray Allen, James the trash bag and two great years of Kevin Durant.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:45 pm
  • The Malloofs are idiots, and the NBA should force them to sell. They haven't got the money to not sell, and have fd up this organization beyond repair.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:51 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
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    dunceface wrote:SEATOWN81 FOR THE WIN!!!!


    Serious win.

    Your two posts on the subject were fantastic SeaTown. Well put.


    *yawn* whatever. We'll see how much 'WIN' the Scronics have when they come down to OKC

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:20 pm
  • The Maloofs want to retain the ability to help run the franchise as owners. Not sure this deal is going to happen.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:33 pm
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    Serious win.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:35 pm
  • drdiags wrote:The Maloofs want to retain the ability to help run the franchise as owners. Not sure this deal is going to happen.

    Kings' owners want to keep hand in running team


    If thats the case than this deal will die quickly.........dang it, got my hopes up again for potentially no reason.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:37 pm
  • drdiags wrote:The Maloofs want to retain the ability to help run the franchise as owners. Not sure this deal is going to happen.

    Kings' owners want to keep hand in running team

    Let the Maloffs run the concession stand!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:50 pm
  • The Maloofs are such a f'ing joke.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:53 pm
  • The Maloofs are freakin' crazy.

    They want to sell it (for above value).... but retain some ability to help run the franchise?

    Uuummm, what would be the point of buying it then with the crazy ex-owners creepy around?

    It would be like buying a beautiful $500,000 home but the old owners keeping a set of keys and just wandering in whenever they like to help themselves to whatever's in your kitchen, using your bathroom and enjoying your TV.

    Those dudes are nuts.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:55 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    drdiags wrote:The Maloofs want to retain the ability to help run the franchise as owners. Not sure this deal is going to happen.

    Kings' owners want to keep hand in running team

    Let the Maloffs run the concession stand!


    DEAL!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:12 pm
  • Welcome to the magical and mystical world of Maloofery, where up is down, black is white, and you spend YEARS shedding salary for the big splash free agent acquisition...Aaron Brooks.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:35 pm
  • Guy on sonicsrising made a really good point. Why would you sell something if you want to maintain control of it? Because you have to. I doubt the Maloofs can afford to hold out. Playing poker with Hansen and Ballmer won't end well for them.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:00 pm
  • Just as an addendum, if I had my druthers I'd rather see Seattle get an expansion team like the NFL did with the Browns but if it's gotta be the Kings, so be it.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:09 pm
  • If I'm Hanson & Co., I hold out and re-offer in a bit for $400M. The Maloofs don't have the stones or the resources to play hardball.

    And no, I don't want them running the concession stands. I'd rather have the stands operating in the black, thank you very much.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:21 pm
  • Oklahoma REALLY wants to believe they didnt rip off a team from a great city. Their delusion is just sad at this point.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:36 pm
  • This sale isn't gonna happen if the Maloofs keep effing around, lord these dudes are clowns.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:41 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:Guy on sonicsrising made a really good point. Why would you sell something if you want to maintain control of it? Because you have to. I doubt the Maloofs can afford to hold out. Playing poker with Hansen and Ballmer won't end well for them.


    Considering the Maloofs are owners or partners in the Palms getting out played in Poker would be a new take on things for them.

    In fact I think they look at it as playing with house money, they get 450 million dollars, someone else takes the heat, they get to maintain their Ego's and play owners as well as have the ability to create chaos block anything and steal spotlight when something comes up. The prestige of ownership is still there with now risks and they get all the bills paid.

    If I'm Hansen I walk away from the table for couple weeks and let public opinion beat up the Maloofs before coming back. Or let the NBA leverage a bit more on them and play some dirty parlor tricks hoping that some of the debts are all of a sudden called in.

    Besides after sitting at a rigged table with Bennett and Schultz we know dirty poker and a rigged game now. Won't get fooled again on that level.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:06 pm
  • I think the Maloofs all but a small share of the Palms. They are awful, awful businessmen with a horrible track record. They're playboys (and girls I suppose) who have been living off of daddy's money and assets their whole lives and dwindling it down to the point that the Kings are all they have of any value left. Hansen and Ballmer are likely their one shot to make a deal that both solves their debt problems and gives them a nice overhead to invest in their other pursuits.
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