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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:54 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Can you guys just hurry up and get this shit done already? I'm tired of reading about speculation, politics and money. I want to get down to talking about how my Blazers are gonna whoop dat Sonics ass.


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:58 pm
  • We throw out the records when the Blazers and Sonics get together.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:35 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:That's it, blitzer! You're outta the heard!


    You can't make me! On a more srious note, I mean I feel the way I do because of the gag order on the Hansen/Ballmer group so everyday I keep hearing about how quickly things are coming together for sac-Town in a short period of time. If there was some Seattle news every now and then on this subject maybe my hopes would be a little higher than they are right now.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:16 pm
  • We could just block your information north korea style, just to save you from yourself.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:23 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Can you guys just hurry up and get this shit done already? I'm tired of reading about speculation, politics and money. I want to get down to talking about how my Blazers are gonna whoop dat Sonics ass.

    I was with you until the last sentence. Get the arena built so I can have an NHL team!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:28 pm
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:That's it, blitzer! You're outta the heard!


    You can't make me! On a more srious note, I mean I feel the way I do because of the gag order on the Hansen/Ballmer group so everyday I keep hearing about how quickly things are coming together for sac-Town in a short period of time. If there was some Seattle news every now and then on this subject maybe my hopes would be a little higher than they are right now.

    Things happening so fast in Sactown is great for Seattle! Down there they are throwing tons of crap against the wall and are hoping it sticks, a lot of the flaws
    In their plan will be exposed soon.

    Like I've said all along, kings to Seattle, Sacramento gets an expansion team.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:40 am
  • Also I was listening to a Bill Simmons interview/podcast last week where he, and he is a Sonic supporter, believes that Sacramento is now in the driver seat and he said this before the arena agreement was made. Man.......I gotta stop worrying about this, but I can't help it. I just want my dang Sonics back. I don't know how you guys can stay so calm.....I'm goin nuts!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:43 am
  • Per Ric Bucher:

    Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson has gathered a strong contingent to bid for keeping the Kings where they are, but their level of commitment won’t be certified until they make the same non-refundable payment of $30 million to the Maloofs that the group from Seattle already has made, a source said. Should the league’s owners reject the Seattle group in favor of the Sacramento group without meeting that term, the source said, the Maloofs are almost certain to file an anti-trust suit against the league. The Sacramento group also has to deal with several different entities owning parcels of the land upon which the proposed arena would be built. Working through how much the land is worth and a sale price for each parcel is not a quick process; nor is the required cash-out by Warriors part-owner Vivek Ranadive to join the Kings’ group. I also have to wonder, considering the potential benefit for the Warriors in having all of Northern California to themselves, how motivated they’ll be to expedite the process if doing so enhances the chance of the Kings staying. For what it’s worth, the league office is playing this “straight down the middle,” according to one source, showing no preference toward either side.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:59 am
  • Ric Bucher? That guy wrong A LOT
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:39 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Also I was listening to a Bill Simmons interview/podcast last week where he, and he is a Sonic supporter, believes that Sacramento is now in the driver seat and he said this before the arena agreement was made. Man.......I gotta stop worrying about this, but I can't help it. I just want my dang Sonics back. I don't know how you guys can stay so calm.....I'm goin nuts!


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:42 am
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    Blitzer88 wrote:Also I was listening to a Bill Simmons interview/podcast last week where he, and he is a Sonic supporter, believes that Sacramento is now in the driver seat and he said this before the arena agreement was made. Man.......I gotta stop worrying about this, but I can't help it. I just want my dang Sonics back. I don't know how you guys can stay so calm.....I'm goin nuts!


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:43 am
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    JSeahawks wrote:Can you guys just hurry up and get this shit done already? I'm tired of reading about speculation, politics and money. I want to get down to talking about how my Blazers are gonna whoop dat Sonics ass.

    I was with you until the last sentence. Get the arena built so I can have an NHL team!!!!!!!!!!!



    I think I'm more excited about the prospect of nhl than nba too.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:45 am
  • I find it funny though, the little brother complex in J came out again, "HEY GUYS WHAT ABOUT ME??"
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:55 am
  • CALIHAWK1 wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:Can you guys just hurry up and get this shit done already? I'm tired of reading about speculation, politics and money. I want to get down to talking about how my Blazers are gonna whoop dat Sonics ass.

    I was with you until the last sentence. Get the arena built so I can have an NHL team!!!!!!!!!!!



    I think I'm more excited about the prospect of nhl than nba too.


    I could care less about the NHL but not much.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:17 am
  • Throwdown wrote:I find it funny though, the little brother complex in J came out again, "HEY GUYS WHAT ABOUT ME??"


    I know, right? We get it J, Portland has a NBA team too. Maybe he should tell the nation, ABC or ESPN that.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:52 am
  • pehawk wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:I find it funny though, the little brother complex in J came out again, "HEY GUYS WHAT ABOUT ME??"


    I know, right? We get it J, Portland has a NBA team too. Maybe he should tell the nation, ABC or ESPN that.



    but ours plays basketball, yours is just a bunch of crusty green jerseys in the rafters of a junk heap of an arena :mrgreen:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:57 am
  • m0ng0 wrote:
    pehawk wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:I find it funny though, the little brother complex in J came out again, "HEY GUYS WHAT ABOUT ME??"


    I know, right? We get it J, Portland has a NBA team too. Maybe he should tell the nation, ABC or ESPN that.



    but ours plays basketball, yours is just a bunch of crusty green jerseys in the rafters of a junk heap of an arena :mrgreen:


    You Jerome Kersey looking, Terry Porter loving creep. Watch your mouth, Mr. Duckworth.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:55 am
  • I know, right? We get it J, Portland has a NBA team too. Maybe he should tell the nation, ABC or ESPN that.[/quote]



    You Jerome Kersey looking, Terry Porter loving creep. Watch your mouth, Mr. Duckworth.[/quote]

    RIP Kevin. Those guys played in the days when, imo, the nba was great. Maybe it was because I was just a kid then, but it seemed like the teams cared more back then. Loved watching the Sonic vs blazer games in the late 80s to mid 90s.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:04 am
  • KJ was on the Dan Patrick Show today and had this to say about Seattle:

    @JasonPuckettKJR: Kevin Johnson on Dan Patrick: “They weren’t getting the support (fans) they needed and they couldn’t build a building.” #Sonics #Kings
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:22 am
  • Kevin Johnson just lost all sympathy from Seattle after that comment

    To the dickens with him and To the dickens with Sacramento
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:28 am
  • Shaz wrote:Kevin Johnson just lost all sympathy from Seattle after that comment

    To the dickens with him and To the dickens with Sacramento


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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:40 am
  • He also was asked to put a percentage to their chances of keeping the team and he said Steve Nash at the free throw line. Was he second on the hack list behind Shaq?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:51 am
  • m0ng0 wrote:He also was asked to put a percentage to their chances of keeping the team and he said Steve Nash at the free throw line. Was he second on the hack list behind Shaq?


    Nash is the NBA all-time leader in career FT percentage at 90.4% for his career...................so yeah KJ believes he has a great shot of keeping the Kings. And the hits keep coming.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:55 am
  • The sixth man approves this message.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:34 pm
  • GODDDDDDDDDD! If I ever see Johnson in public, Imma bowe him in the face, screw him for life.

    And in light of news of stuff that Hansen might've uncovered, I hope Hansen exposes Johnson for the liar he is and disgraces him in his own city. Go to hell Johnson, you corny son of a hippo!

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Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:13 pm
  • Seattle has said we weren't going to use fan support as a tool, but if KJ's out here launching this ground attack, should we talk about the last few years? and no the excuse of the Maloofs isn't good enough to explain it either. Especially if our excuse for Bennett in the final season here doesn't hold water to Clown Shoes Johnson.

    Dude just made this fight personal 5 days before the committee meetings on this issue.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:37 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:Seattle has said we weren't going to use fan support as a tool, but if KJ's out here launching this ground attack, should we talk about the last few years? and no the excuse of the Maloofs isn't good enough to explain it either. Especially if our excuse for Bennett in the final season here doesn't hold water to Clown Shoes Johnson.

    Dude just made this fight personal 5 days before the committee meetings on this issue.


    He didn't mean it, Throw. No need to get riled up.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:45 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Seattle has said we weren't going to use fan support as a tool, but if KJ's out here launching this ground attack, should we talk about the last few years? and no the excuse of the Maloofs isn't good enough to explain it either. Especially if our excuse for Bennett in the final season here doesn't hold water to Clown Shoes Johnson.

    Dude just made this fight personal 5 days before the committee meetings on this issue.


    He didn't mean it, Throw. No need to get riled up.


    YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND GO TO HELL, SACROMENTIAN!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:46 pm
  • Regarding Chris Hansen bidding for the extra 7% share - wow. He is such a boss. He really has his stuff together.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:51 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Seattle has said we weren't going to use fan support as a tool, but if KJ's out here launching this ground attack, should we talk about the last few years? and no the excuse of the Maloofs isn't good enough to explain it either. Especially if our excuse for Bennett in the final season here doesn't hold water to Clown Shoes Johnson.

    Dude just made this fight personal 5 days before the committee meetings on this issue.


    He didn't mean it, Throw. No need to get riled up.


    He knows what he said, and he declared war on the innocents in all this, the fans. I don't expect Hansen to stoop to that level, but I wouldn't blame him if he did.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:17 pm
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    SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Seattle has said we weren't going to use fan support as a tool, but if KJ's out here launching this ground attack, should we talk about the last few years? and no the excuse of the Maloofs isn't good enough to explain it either. Especially if our excuse for Bennett in the final season here doesn't hold water to Clown Shoes Johnson.

    Dude just made this fight personal 5 days before the committee meetings on this issue.


    He didn't mean it, Throw. No need to get riled up.


    YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND GO TO HELL, SACROMENTIAN!


    I'm sensing some hostility here. Can't we all just get along?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:23 pm
  • What's wrong with calling Kevin Johnson what his OWN Suns teammates called him (and Colabro on air), Desert Princess? He was a whiny lil point guard...REALLY whiny.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:19 pm
  • KJ saying they have 90% odds should translate to 10% odds in normal speak.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:35 pm
  • If KJ's takeaway from Seattle's fiasco was that the team left because of fan support, we're golden. I don't believe that is his takeaway at all, but if it were true it would mean he has no idea what is important to the NBA and that would sink his chances of keeping the Kings.

    Johnson's campaign has been run mostly on an emotional level. It probably sounds good to the Sacramento fans he works for, but the NBA isn't going to make this ruling based on such niceties. Owners will vote for a combination of:
    1.) Do I want to restrict my ability to sell to whatever solvent backer I choose?
    2.) Which move will add more value to my team?
    3.) Which owner do I like more? (probably only likely if prior relationship with the owner)
    4.) Do I want to give Seattle the middle finger or take the bulls eye sign off my back? (Clay Bennett only, though if any other NBA owner has a relationship with Sacramento that reverse could be in play)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:06 pm
  • And which team will bring in more money? Seattle, unquestionably. Sac might be the 20th tv market based on tv households, but it ranks lower when you factor in economics like retail spending per capita, median income, unemployment, etc. etc. Not to even Seattle is going to get a huge TV deal that Sac couldn't dream of. The owners have to vote against economic interests in favor of some idea of fairness or sentimentality. Maybe they do, but I just haven't seen anything to suggest that's the direction they'll take. Maybe Sacramento, with its new ownership, stops being a revenue sharing beneficiary, but it's not going to be the wealthy luxury tax paying team that Hansen and Ballmer will look to field in Seattle. The NBA would unquestionably be losing money, at least in terms of what it could make, if they decide to forgo Seattle to keep a team in a market like Sacramento. Yeah they've got good attendance history, but that's not where the real money is, not anymore.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:17 pm
  • I wish there was a way to show my appreciation to Chris Hansen for what he is doing for Seattle. Whatever happens, the guy is doing everything possible and making every right move he can to make this happen. The guy is my hero.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:23 pm
  • strohmin wrote:I wish there was a way to show my appreciation to Chris Hansen for what he is doing for Seattle. Whatever happens, the guy is doing everything possible and making every right move he can to make this happen. The guy is my hero.


    Petition for a "Thank you Chris" day? lol

    But I think he's doing this because he's a fan as well. So I think the reward for him is having the NBA back in his hometown, and owning them like he's always wanted, he's almost a super fan! I read somewhere that Hansen would write letters to Schultz back in the day, telling him that one day he was going to own the Sonics after him. He's from Seattle, a Seahawks fan, Mariners fan, Sonics fan, torn Huskies fan because he went to SDSU so he's also an Aztec alum. I sound stalkerish.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:25 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    strohmin wrote:I wish there was a way to show my appreciation to Chris Hansen for what he is doing for Seattle. Whatever happens, the guy is doing everything possible and making every right move he can to make this happen. The guy is my hero.


    Petition for a "Thank you Chris" day? lol


    No need for a petition. You're welcome.
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:30 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:
    strohmin wrote:I wish there was a way to show my appreciation to Chris Hansen for what he is doing for Seattle. Whatever happens, the guy is doing everything possible and making every right move he can to make this happen. The guy is my hero.


    Petition for a "Thank you Chris" day? lol


    No need for a petition. You're welcome.


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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:30 pm
  • I'm guessing our boy Sac's name is Chris lol
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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:31 pm
  • strohmin wrote:I wish there was a way to show my appreciation to Chris Hansen for what he is doing for Seattle. Whatever happens, the guy is doing everything possible and making every right move he can to make this happen. The guy is my hero.


    There is a way to show your appreciation. Buy some Sonics tickets :) P.S. If you are interested in tickets, did you sign up for the priority ticket wait list? If not, it's non-binding and you can do so here: http://www.sonicsarena.com/
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:31 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:I'm guessing our boy Sac's name is Chris lol


    You, sir, are very astute.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:34 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:I'm guessing our boy Sac's name is Chris lol


    You, sir, are very astute.


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Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:38 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:I'm guessing our boy Sac's name is Chris lol


    oh............... :shock:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:44 pm
  • So it's actually looking like that timeframe for existing minority owners to "match" Hanesn's offer may have passed and be officially over tomorrow. At least that's the reading from Michael McCann on Twitter. The existing owners don't have Right of First Refusal, which means any offer made to buy the team or a part of the team must be brought to them and allowed to match. They instead have Right of First Opportunity, which means that when the team or part of the team goes up for sale, they are told and offered a chance to buy. Now also keep in mind that Chris was pre-approved as a bidder for this 7% by the NBA, the only person to have gone through that process. There's also the wrinkle that this stake is held in bankruptcy court and the sale will be approved by a judge. Do you think the NBA is going to reject Chris buying the 7% after approving him as a bidder and then telling a bankruptcy judge that the deal he approved is garbage and to start this process over? Doubt it. Tomorrow could be very interesting, and something tells me if Chris gets the 7% it's a strong indication of where this is headed.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:48 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    strohmin wrote:I wish there was a way to show my appreciation to Chris Hansen for what he is doing for Seattle. Whatever happens, the guy is doing everything possible and making every right move he can to make this happen. The guy is my hero.


    Petition for a "Thank you Chris" day? lol

    But I think he's doing this because he's a fan as well. So I think the reward for him is having the NBA back in his hometown, and owning them like he's always wanted, he's almost a super fan! I read somewhere that Hansen would write letters to Schultz back in the day, telling him that one day he was going to own the Sonics after him. He's from Seattle, a Seahawks fan, Mariners fan, Sonics fan, torn Huskies fan because he went to SDSU so he's also an Aztec alum. I sound stalkerish.


    :shock: CREEPY :P
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:54 pm
  • Hansen is like 44, Schultz bought the team in what 2001? Wouldn't that mean Chris was writing the guy about his big dream to someday own the Sonics in his early 30s? lol
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