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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:12 am
  • Anybody know how long this should take?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:13 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:According to King 5 News Chris Hansen and Wally Walker were there to present, but no Steve Ballmer. That concerns me.


    He's at a Microsoft event. IE his job.

    I don't have a whole lot of hope that this is going to go our way even if Ballmer was there. But the pessimist in me has been apparent the last couple of days in just about everything, so who knows.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:18 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:According to King 5 News Chris Hansen and Wally Walker were there to present, but no Steve Ballmer. That concerns me.

    You should be concerned if Ballmer IS there.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:18 am
  • From twitter. Seattle group is done was about a 30 minute presentation. Sac group just walked in.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:23 am
  • TheRealDTM wrote:Image

    Warriors owner Lacob asking Jennie Buss if he should be the first male owner to pose naked.

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    Sonics fans show up! After Stern waived to Kings fans and entered the room 20 minutes ago :X, wake up earlier boys.


    More expansion speculation!

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/sonics/2013/0 ... sion-team/



    It's nice to see Rex Grossman show up in his Sonics gear. :D
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:31 am

Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:40 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Sounds like George Maloof & David Stern have been chopping it up this morning.

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    David stern and George Maloof have been chatting for quite a few minutes in a sitting area off the lobby. That's your mid morning update

    I hoping George Maloof was telling Stern he is going to sue the bejesus out of him and the NBA if the team isn't sold to HBN and allow them to move to Seattle.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:47 am
  • TheRealDTM wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:According to King 5 News Chris Hansen and Wally Walker were there to present, but no Steve Ballmer. That concerns me.


    Didn't want him to go nuclear.


    He is standing by at a press conference ready to announce Microsoft is pulling all their sponsorship of the NBA if the deal doesn't go through.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:52 am
  • SeaTown81 wrote:
    Yoonhawk wrote:I think in order for this last-minute expansion rumor to be true, the NBA would have to guarantee in writing that it was going to occur, for two reasons: 1) we can't trust them after their "promises" made in 2008, and 2) only a written guarantee would allow the SEA group to begin construction on an arena. A vague promise or wink-wink deal would mean that they wouldn't be able to begin the construction process until became official.


    Exactly. I highly doubt our guys would take any sort of wink-wink for an answer. It's give it in writing, or watch us fight for the Kings.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:53 am
  • Any news yet? ANYTHING!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 11:55 am
  • tdlabrie wrote:Any news yet? ANYTHING!!


    Yea trust our guys lol.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:13 pm
  • RealDeal wrote:
    tdlabrie wrote:Any news yet? ANYTHING!!


    Yea trust our guys lol.
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    Sacramento presentation over. Kevin Johnson walked swiftly past reporters and did not talk.


    EDIT: Reports coming out he smiled and said no comment.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:18 pm
  • I know Mr. Allen is a very busy man, but I wish he would have showed up in person to lend some support to Seattle instead of sending someone in his place.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:19 pm
  • edogg23 wrote:I know Mr. Allen is a very busy man, but I wish he would have showed up in person to lend some support to Seattle instead of sending someone in his place.


    He sent the president of the Seahawks.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:26 pm
  • Voting is taking place NOW!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:28 pm
  • i'm trippin bawlz. All 130 pages could be coming down to this
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:28 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:29 pm
  • It'd really be something to be in there as they vote
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:29 pm
  • In HBN we trust!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:31 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:34 pm
  • TheRealDTM wrote:
    edogg23 wrote:I know Mr. Allen is a very busy man, but I wish he would have showed up in person to lend some support to Seattle instead of sending someone in his place.


    He sent the president of the Seahawks.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:37 pm
  • The suspense...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:39 pm
  • I want to pull my hair out!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:40 pm
  • Any idea how long we will have to wait? Its almost 5 Eastern. I doubt we will get the vote we want but it will be very interesting to see how many voters Hansen has swayed.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:40 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:43 pm
  • Anyone wanna call the shot? Time and outcome... anything to kill time while we wait!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 pm
  • I have that same feeling in my gut that I used to get playing football before kickoff... Not because I think it won't go our way, I remain confident, but because my nerves are going a little crazy right now.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:46 pm
  • Camera Flipping out... get on the mic and get it over with!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:47 pm
  • DHawk wrote:Anyone wanna call the shot? Time and outcome... anything to kill time while we wait!


    I just have a feeling with the lawsuit that came out yesterday the mkney we are putting into this.
    I think we get the kings.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:48 pm
  • I just don't see how we come away with nothing. Has there been an ownership group this prepared, qualified and ready to build an arena in any sport that's been denied and walked away with nothing?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:49 pm
  • Hawknballs wrote:I just don't see how we come away with nothing. Has there been an ownership group this prepared, qualified and ready to build an arena in any sport that's been denied and walked away with nothing?

    Probably. Nobody would remember the failed attempts, really.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:49 pm
  • Hawknballs wrote:I just don't see how we come away with nothing. Has there been an ownership group this prepared, qualified and ready to build an arena in any sport that's been denied and walked away with nothing?

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:50 pm
  • Hawknballs wrote:I just don't see how we come away with nothing. Has there been an ownership group this prepared, qualified and ready to build an arena in any sport that's been denied and walked away with nothing?


    I'm right there with you but we're talking about David Stern being involved...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:51 pm
  • I need a drink..
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:51 pm
  • I see a head in the room!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:52 pm
  • I can see this happening, NBA keeps team in Sacramento, pays Maloofs the difference in price out of their coffers to eliminate any litigation of Anti Trust, awards Seattle Expansion team in 2015 season.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:53 pm
  • I just can't see expansion happening... especially after Ballmer's attitude towards it after the recommendation
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:54 pm
  • I'm anxious
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:55 pm
  • Pstark3 wrote:I just can't see expansion happening... especially after Ballmer's attitude towards it after the recommendation


    Everyone is reading too much into that. His attitude has nothing to do with it. If the NBA feels it will make all the owners wealthy they will expand. The only problem with expansion is that there are other teams that are on the bubble as far as being money-makers already, just not on the brink of being relocated as the kings were. There's a saturation of low-earners.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:56 pm
  • I called into work today cause of this
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 12:59 pm
  • RealDeal wrote:I called into work today cause of this

    Hope your employer doesn't know you post here, haha.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:01 pm
  • Completely on the edge of my seat. Every time there's a new tweet that leads with a positive or negative word I overreact. At least I'm home from work now.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:01 pm
  • vote is being wrapped up right now.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:03 pm
  • Being a Seattle sports fan my whole life is keeping me from getting my hopes up right now...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:04 pm
  • Have faith!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:04 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote:Being a Seattle sports fan my whole life is keeping me from getting my hopes up right now...


    I just made the depressing realization that the Sonics have been good more recently than the Mariners have. Despite not existing for the last five years.

    Life as a Seattle fan is rough.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:05 pm
  • Come on NBA, give us a team!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:05 pm
  • Shaz wrote:Have faith!!


    I DO have faith in the Seattle way...that's why I can't get my hopes up :D
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:05 pm
  • CrimsonWazzu wrote:
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    edogg23 wrote:I know Mr. Allen is a very busy man, but I wish he would have showed up in person to lend some support to Seattle instead of sending someone in his place.


    He sent the president of the Seahawks.


    McLaughlin?


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