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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:26 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:This can't be nothing but AWESOME news for us

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/nbainseat ... rovements/

    Hansen is expected to announce $20 Million in upgrades to Key Arena.


    And more of Hansen's own/group's money being used to make things happen. Man I hope we pull this off because I do not want to lose Chris and this potential ownership group if things go south.


    Yeah, if for some reason this ownership group bails you can kiss Seattle's chances of ever getting another NBA team goodbye.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:40 am
  • Do you have any basis for that? It's my understanding that whoever loses between Seattle and Sac will be on the list for the next new NBA franchise.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:46 am
  • Lords of Scythia wrote:Do you have any basis for that? It's my understanding that whoever loses between Seattle and Sac will be on the list for the next new NBA franchise.


    The NBA should be thinking retraction rather than expansion. At least here in the states.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:54 am
  • Yeah it seems to me like it wouldn't be a very good idea for the NBA to create another team in the U.S.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:11 pm
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:13 pm
  • Lies!!!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:14 pm
  • 44k season ticket requests? Holy. Cow.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:16 pm
  • Hansen is playing with the numbers a bit by taking all of the individual game requests, adding them up, and counting them as 'Season Ticket Equivalents'. That makes up 4,000 of the requests. :lol: Insane.

    HereWeBuy hit their goal of 10,000 though.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:17 pm
  • Go Kings!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:27 pm
  • They will.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:28 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Go Kings!


    ... north about 750 miles to get to your new home! ;)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:29 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:They will.


    Why do you hurt me so
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:37 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:They will.


    Why do you hurt me so

    I actually did feel bad. :cry:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:39 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    pinksheets wrote:They will.


    Why do you hurt me so

    I actually did feel bad. :cry:


    you should. I'm going to cut on myself later because of what you said.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:54 pm
  • Those numbers are pretty impressive, but tomorrow is a big day and our boys need to nail it if we want the Sonics back.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:51 pm
  • Those numbers were like an elbow drop on sacramento, jeez
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:33 pm
  • Looks like the 7% is gonna be the Kings:

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:38 pm
  • They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:45 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.


    ^ That
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:45 pm
  • You're all dead to me
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:22 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.


    Not so fast, a minority owner has filed to match.

    And sac, don't say that booboo :(
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:25 pm
  • The 7% match is hinging on if the Hansen deal fails
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:27 pm
  • Oh I didn't see that
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:47 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:They'll soon be owning 7% of the Seattle SuperSonics, good investment.


    Not so fast, a minority owner has filed to match.

    And sac, don't say that booboo :(


    Don't give me that, Throw. You know this whole situation is playing with my emotions.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:36 pm
  • Shaz wrote:The 7% match is hinging on if the Hansen deal fails


    I tried to look that up and see if it's true and I have yet to find any info that confirms that idea. Where did you see that?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:46 am
  • It's worth noting that everything KJ and Sac ends up doing is a reaction to what the Seattle group has done.

    That's why they are behind.

    We have businessmen working our deal, they have grandstanding politicians. Have faith.

    Do you really think the NBA wants to make less money by staying in Sacramento? A declining TV market with even worse economic indicators? To pass up Seattle, one of the fastest growing cities in the country? These guys didn't get rich by making decisions that line up with greeting card sentimentality.

    Seattle is not losing to two podunk, small-time towns and not coming away with an NBA team. This is a world class city.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:09 am
  • Wouldn't it just be totally seattle if we got screwed again though?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:01 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Wouldn't it just be totally seattle if we got screwed again though?

    No. We're not a loser city. We've been a small city going through the growing pains of becoming a major market, dealt with losing sports franchises at times, and adopted a loser mentality, but we need to get over it. Look at Sacramento, a near bankrupt town who argues that the fact that no other professional sports league wants anything to do with them is a great argument for why the NBA should want to be there, that's a loser argument. Seattle is at a point where any professional sports league that spurns it does so at its own expense. It's a bad business move, because this city has money, maybe too much of it, and we love to spend it on sports. Let's get over the whole passive aggressive cautiously pessimistic BS. We're better than that. The NBA won't reject Seattle. Perhaps the NBA likes the idea of Sacramento betting the last of its assets on basketball and has no concern for the fact that a city that's near bankruptcy is looking to go all in on an arena being their savior (cause there's any evidence to support THAT kind of move). If that's the case, then the NBA will expand, but they're doing so just to keep a team in Sac. Would you expand to Sacramento if there weren't a team there? No other pro-sports league would, the A's ownership laughed at the idea of moving to Sac.

    To money or not to money? That is the NBA's question.

    Sacramento is a "top 20 market" only in the number of TV households. They suck where it counts: unemployment, retail spending per capita, median income, etc. And they aren't growing, they continue to lose more and more spending power. Seattle is the opposite. Will it ever be LA or NYC? Probably not, but we're moving on up. If the NBA wants to make money, they don't pass on Seattle. If they want to stay with Sac for sentimental reasons, so be it, but that decision would not be a business maneuver, because they lose money by doing so. Sacramento is a charity case for the NBA and is only in this game because they are transferring the last of their public assets to private investors (who would otherwise never consider putting money into that city).
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:13 am
  • Sooooooo, you want Mac Sauce on your mcdouble before a Sonics game?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:52 am
  • Sounds like Hansen has brought the whole clique with him this morning, he's got McGinn, & Constantine already, now add Ballmer, and the Nordstroms, our boys rolled up deep and bank accounts flaunting.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:54 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Sooooooo, you want Mac Sauce on your mcdouble before a Sonics game?


    Hell yes i want mac sauce!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:57 am
  • peachesenregalia wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Sooooooo, you want Mac Sauce on your mcdouble before a Sonics game?


    Hell yes i want mac sauce!


    I gotchu! lol
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:06 am
  • So what kind of decision can we expect today? Do the owners/commish actually rely on these presentations or is it a formality at this point? If this is like trial and they don't already have their minds pretty much made up, I can't imagine we'll see a decision today.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:12 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote:So what kind of decision can we expect today? Do the owners/commish actually rely on these presentations or is it a formality at this point? If this is like trial and they don't already have their minds pretty much made up, I can't imagine we'll see a decision today.


    No, no decision, but for some stupid ass reason I am damn NERVOUS!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:18 am
  • So what's the timeline for anything "official" to actually happen?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:20 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote:So what's the timeline for anything "official" to actually happen?


    The 19th is when we we officially find out.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:43 am
  • Throwdown wrote:Sounds like Hansen has brought the whole clique with him this morning, he's got McGinn, & Constantine already, now add Ballmer, and the Nordstroms, our boys rolled up deep and bank accounts flaunting.


    Maybe McSchwinn will promise to add some more bike lanes to the new arena :mrgreen:
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:26 am
  • The Outfield wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:Sounds like Hansen has brought the whole clique with him this morning, he's got McGinn, & Constantine already, now add Ballmer, and the Nordstroms, our boys rolled up deep and bank accounts flaunting.


    Maybe McSchwinn will promise to add some more bike lanes to the new arena :mrgreen:


    I read that there was a bike valet, maybe it was a joke or not, i dunno.

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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:30 am
  • Squirm you mongrel dog, SQUIRM!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:32 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:Squirm you mongrel dog, SQUIRM!


    I will pile drive you straight to hell you filthy californian!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:48 am
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    SacHawk2.0 wrote:Squirm you mongrel dog, SQUIRM!


    I will pile drive you straight to hell you filthy californian!


    You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:50 am
  • Meet me at the flagpole after school, don't tell no teachers either, sucka!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:53 am
  • You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:59 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life


    Of course you want to see my boxers, OF COURSE YOU DO!
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:04 am
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    SacHawk2.0 wrote:You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life


    Of course you want to see my boxers, OF COURSE YOU DO!


    Yeah, over your head while tears of justice roll down your cheeks.
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:07 am
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:
    Throwdown wrote:
    SacHawk2.0 wrote:You sir, are in for the worst atomic wedgie of your life


    Of course you want to see my boxers, OF COURSE YOU DO!


    Yeah, over your head while tears of justice roll down your cheeks.


    From the laughter :)
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:08 am
  • ...you like atomic wedgies?

    ...i must rethink my strategy...
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:42 am
  • Any updates?
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Re: NBA returning to Seattle?
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:43 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Any updates?


    Don't expect any, aside from all sides saying "WELL IT WENT WELL"

    And KJ's cheesy ass stupid smile which i want to punch off his face.
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