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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:44 am
  • If Expansion is the answer then forget it. The league is already a watered down unwatchable product.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:39 pm
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:If Expansion is the answer then forget it. The league is already a watered down unwatchable product.


    I honestly wouldn't know, haven't watched an NBA game since the Sonics left. But that would change if they were resurrected.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:17 pm
  • The league has been unwatchable for the last 2 decades IMHO. The root cause.. David Stern, his superstar calls and FIXED officiating (see refs scandal a few years back), to letting established team in a major market leave for smaller hick town, to buying a failed arena plan that will never work in Sacramento, to a clearly broken business model.

    Besides the NHL coming as a result the only reason I'd support the Sonics return is Chris Hanson. He'll be a great owner. I hate the NBA and the troglodyte that currently runs it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:25 pm
  • I know this thread is 163pg long but since I'm new to NET and was a Sonics fan..I have to add..I was there when we had Spencer Haywood,Slick Watts and Downtown Brown..I remember breaking our family tv when we lost a tough series to the Lakers in the playoffs the year after we won the NBA title..Those were some great years to be a Sonic fan for sure ..I moved and stayed a fan and here comes that sneaky rat Stern and his buddies to ruin it for all Seattle fans..I have refused to see any NBA game since and unlike others I don't want them back in Seattle..There is just no way to right that kind of wrong.Sure you could pony up
    over a billion dollars in taxpayers money to justify getting an expansion team and naming them the Sonics but they never will be the Sonics and I will not root for them..We had a team for 40+ years till they were stolen..That was the Sonics(rip) The NBA is gone for me..I welcome the NHL and anything else but the NBA they don't deserve Seattle..GO HAWKS!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:35 pm
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:If Expansion is the answer then forget it. The league is already a watered down unwatchable product.


    Seriously.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:10 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:The league has been unwatchable for the last 2 decades IMHO. The root cause.. David Stern, his superstar calls and FIXED officiating (see refs scandal a few years back), to letting established team in a major market leave for smaller hick town, to buying a failed arena plan that will never work in Sacramento, to a clearly broken business model.

    Besides the NHL coming as a result the only reason I'd support the Sonics return is Chris Hanson. He'll be a great owner. I hate the NBA and the troglodyte that currently runs it.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:13 pm
  • Was that the envelope in the freezer trick? So Stern or whomever drew it just picked the cold Knicks envelope?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:06 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:Was that the envelope in the freezer trick? So Stern or whomever drew it just picked the cold Knicks envelope?


    Yes, and also theory is that one of the corners on the envelope can be seen as folded or bent.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:56 am
  • A couple envelopes were bent on insertion into the lottery basket, making them uniquely recognizable, and when (lifetime Knicks fan) Stern reached in for the first overall pick he went right for one of the bent ones and voila! The Knicks win the lottery! They got HOF C Patrick Ewing.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:26 am
  • Why does anyone want the NBA back?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:46 am
  • Cuz baseball sucks and I literally have no interest in hockey or soccer.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:50 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Cuz baseball sucks and I literally have no interest in hockey or soccer.


    Have you watched an eastern conference game lately? Honestly, with the Blazers playing well I was ready to jump on the wagon only to find out that Uncle Paul for some reason has decided that they be blacked out in the Seattle area on anything not nationally televised. Including NBA league pass. That was my last straw.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:59 am
  • There's no point in showing blazer games in the Seattle market, no one cares. It's still green and gold territory out here, chumps from Oregon aren't welcome. PA understands this.

    I haven't watch many games yet this year from either conference, with me being busy with work and other stuff. It's easy for a casual fan to bitch about the product, but it's still fun to watch for some of the leftover die hard NBA fans. Not saying you're one or the other, just assuming based off your history of posts in threads like this one.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:27 am
  • Throwdown wrote:There's no point in showing blazer games in the Seattle market, no one cares. It's still green and gold territory out here, chumps from Oregon aren't welcome. PA understands this.

    I haven't watch many games yet this year from either conference, with me being busy with work and other stuff. It's easy for a casual fan to bitch about the product, but it's still fun to watch for some of the leftover die hard NBA fans. Not saying you're one or the other, just assuming based off your history of posts in threads like this one.


    I was, but no longer. I tuned out for the most part to regular season when the Sonics left. Too many reasons to mention really. I grew up in the 80-90s. Its clearly not the same.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:56 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:Cuz baseball sucks and I literally have no interest in hockey or soccer.

    You "literally" have no interest???!!!?? ARE YOU SERIOUS!???? LITERALLY!!!??????
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:51 pm
  • They're boring to me
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:14 pm
  • Call me greedy, but I want both the NHL and NBA.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:15 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Call me greedy, but I want both the NHL and NBA.


    No, you just want what you're owed.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:19 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    Blitzer88 wrote:Call me greedy, but I want both the NHL and NBA.


    No, you just want what you're owed.


    Well said.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:58 am
  • I am here. I love the Blazers style of play. Good shooting and not defensive banger ball.

    It sucks the Sonics left. The I5 rivalry was awesome in years past.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:03 am
  • The NBA is worthless, unwatchable unless the Sonics are playing in Seattle instead of Oklahoma City. I haven't seen a full NBA game since 2008, and when I'm in a bar or something and a game is on, a glance tells me that the league still sucks.

    I only hope the NBA comes back here so we get a NHL team, but honestly, if some other area billionaire decides to go in on a hockey-only arena around here, I hope the NBA stays out.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:13 pm
  • Man I hate David Stern.

    You gotta feel for Chris Hansen, he did everything he could to bring back the Sonics. You simply cannot win against such a corrupt commissioner who has made it no secret of his disdain towards Seattle. It is a travesty that an NBA team does not reside in Seattle given the level of support and passion that the people of the city can bring.

    I'm still positive that the Sonics will be back within 10 years. Sooner the better.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:10 am
  • I'm not positive about the Sonics returning now, but that's probably a good thing. ;)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:43 pm
  • HansGruber wrote:I'm not positive about the Sonics returning now, but that's probably a good thing. ;)

    The reverse mojo. I like it. I want the NHL.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:07 pm
  • Yeah, NHL might be fun but they have serious problems keeping the league running. Missing a whole season for a strike? Turned me off right there. To much greed for a third rate product.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:59 pm
  • IMHO it's a better product then the NBA, but that's kind of like being the tallest dwarf, right?!?!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:28 am
  • What I find semiammusing is KD cant play forever. When hes gone so will the Thunder.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:39 am
  • It's official: Adam Silver succeeds David Stern as #NBA Commissioner pic.twitter.com/B2tuuZVZv9
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    Stern retired after exactly 30 years in charge, making him the NBA's longest-serving and most successful commissioner.



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Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:01 pm
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    Looks about right.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:52 pm
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    Looks about right.


    We mad bro.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:36 pm
  • Yeah, we mad bro and OKC is constructing an idol in his likeness. They won the lottery of life.

    Still not sure I would expect the new commish to make a difference until that TV contract issue is resolved. We will see.

    But Stern, enjoy your retirement, little man.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:05 pm
  • I've said this before, I hope Little Napoleon and Clay Clay are the first 2 people to ever die from a very severe scorching case of herpes! 8)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:01 pm
  • F Stern, Clay, Schultz, and Oklahoma.
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:55 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:http://msn.foxsports.com/ohio/story/nba-beat-with-new-commish-seattle-back-on-nba-radar-020314?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Maybe, just maybe the hawks flipped the script last night???


    Just came to post this, big, positive news if you wanna believe Sam Amico.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:00 pm
  • I predicted this! It was in another thread.

    How can they say the fanbase doesn't support it's teams when we travel all the way to New York and sway the outcome with their noise.

    They can also see that with what Paul, John and Pete have built this Market is going to be a gold mine media wise for the next 5 to 10 years with how the Seahawks are built.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:04 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:http://msn.foxsports.com/ohio/story/nba-beat-with-new-commish-seattle-back-on-nba-radar-020314?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Maybe, just maybe the hawks flipped the script last night???


    I'll believe when I see it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:53 pm
  • So glad stern is gone. He is seriously an idiot who let his ego get the best of him. Imagine how much more money the league would be making right now if they were still in Seattle. Tv revenue, merchandise sales, corporate sponsors. The list goes on. What a moron.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:09 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:http://msn.foxsports.com/ohio/story/nba-beat-with-new-commish-seattle-back-on-nba-radar-020314?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Maybe, just maybe the hawks flipped the script last night???

    I had the same feeling--like anything's possible now.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:31 pm
  • How does Stern get a "B" when his entire job is to represent the owners, and he FAILED so hard at the labor negotiations? The entire salary structure of the NBA is a joke and the owners are getting bent over a barrel.

    I guess NBA fans and owners expect so little that it doesn't matter if they have the worst salary system in professional sports, the lowest loyalty, the worst stadiums/arenas, and overall the poorest fan experience in sports.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:25 pm
  • He gets credit for the growth the NBA experienced during his tenure, which would've happened anyway, with Magic, Bird and Jordan and Shaq and Kobe coming in.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:22 pm
  • Can't wait til he does now so I can visit his grave and piss on it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:36 am
  • I actually don't care about the NBA anymore... they lost me as a fan, and I could really give a crap if Seattle never gets a team... I mean, what is the point? Durant is on OKC? That was a once in a lifetime pick... Getting some team from scratch and watching it toil in obscurity for a decade? No thanks.

    I don't watch the sport, I don't miss the sport... in fact, I have learned to HATE the sport. I can barely stand watching college ball anymore.

    It's like that time when I was 19 years old and drank this bottle of brandy and got violently ill... and puked and puked and puked and puked .... to this day, the smell of brandy ... UGH. I'll never touch the crap again.

    I feel that way about the NBA, the whole sport just makes me lose my lunch.

    The only interest I have in the NBA is that I hope I can outlive Stern, figure out where he is buried, and piss on his grave.

    That's all.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:45 am
  • Whats the point? Do you really want to have to wait til August for excitement? You will never get that from the Mariners, Seattle needs an indoor winter sport, whether thats the NHL or NBA or both.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:18 pm
  • The Outfield wrote:F Stern, Clay, Schultz, and Oklahoma.


    Don't forget the mayor at the time he gets a big F.U. too.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:11 pm
  • dopeboy206 wrote:
    The Outfield wrote:F Stern, Clay, Schultz, and Oklahoma.


    Don't forget the mayor at the time he gets a big F.U. too.


    Greg Nickels, Nick Licata, Frank Chopp, all had their hand in it.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:40 pm
  • chris98251 wrote:
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    The Outfield wrote:F Stern, Clay, Schultz, and Oklahoma.


    Don't forget the mayor at the time he gets a big F.U. too.


    Greg Nickels, Nick Licata, Frank Chopp, all had their hand in it.


    Screw these pushovers. Basketball means something to this city and region and they shit on that.

    I will never drink Starbucks again, I will vote for George Bush to be mayor before I ever vote any of those idiots.

    David Stern did what he was supposed to do, he backed his owners. He gave no respect to Seattle and he's a scumbag but I will never hate him as much as I hate Howard Schultz.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:29 pm
  • dopeboy206 wrote:
    The Outfield wrote:F Stern, Clay, Schultz, and Oklahoma.


    Don't forget the mayor at the time he gets a big F.U. too.

    Don't forget to blame Queen Christine as well, she was one of the grining morons when the team left.

    That's why I get queasy when ever a politician jumps on a sports teams bandwagon when they get hot. Inslee and Ed Murray on the ducks during the parade acting like they played in the game, and yes they all do it reguardless of political hue. Remember Nickels at the send off rally in 2006, then he brokered a deal for the Sonics to leave 2.5 years later.
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