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Sonics fans should be happy for, not angry at Kings fans

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03:47 AM ET 05.16 | With news that the Seattle Supersonics won't be coming back, as the NBA has voted to keep the Kings in Sacramento, the city of Seattle has yet again been scorned by the NBA. But while there may be sufficient motivation to lash out at the city of Sacramento, Seattle fans need to pause for a moment and cheer for Kings fans, because somehow they evaded the fate Sonics fans were tortured with back in 2008. The saddest part of the heist of the Sonics was that fathers and sons, and mothers and daughters across the Seattle area were hoping the team would stay so that new memories could be made with the team they loved. Those memories will never happen and it's a tragedy. But down in Sacramento, some father will take his son to his first Kings game and the two of them will fall in love with the team and the sport together and cherish that memory forever. Hate the NBA all you want, Seattle, but think about your loss and feel thankful that another dedicated fanbase doesn't have to experience what you did.

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May 16, 2013  03:50 PM ET

again this had nothing to do with the bids, as obviosuly the seattle bid was better. This was about stern wanting to hold cities hostage that if you don't build us a brand-new publcly funded taxpayer arena then we might move. Again had Balmer and Hansen said they wouldn't pay for part of the arena then they would've gone to Seattle, but stern didn't want to set the precedent of owners you know because they can afford it pay to build there own arena, no we need to blackmail cities. Plus again let's remember why the taxpayers of Seatlle weren't actually keen to building a new arena, as let's see since 2001 they had to pay for the implosion of the Kingdome, pay for SAFECO Filed, pay for at the Q-West field and oh yeah 500 million in refurbishing Key Arena, so they weren't exactly ready to do a new basketball arena

May 16, 2013  05:23 PM ET

It's Tough losing a Team, to The Owners it's Business, to The Fans, It's love at first Sight and don't mess with someone's first Loved!!!

May 16, 2013  07:21 PM ET
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again this had nothing to do with the bids, as obviosuly the seattle bid was better. This was about stern wanting to hold cities hostage that if you don't build us a brand-new publcly funded taxpayer arena then we might move. Again had Balmer and Hansen said they wouldn't pay for part of the arena then they would've gone to Seattle, but stern didn't want to set the precedent of owners you know because they can afford it pay to build there own arena, no we need to blackmail cities. Plus again let's remember why the taxpayers of Seatlle weren't actually keen to building a new arena, as let's see since 2001 they had to pay for the implosion of the Kingdome, pay for SAFECO Filed, pay for at the Q-West field and oh yeah 500 million in refurbishing Key Arena, so they weren't exactly ready to do a new basketball arena

That all goes on the Ackerley's as they had the renovations done at the Key to keep the NHL out. Those POS's caused this problem

May 16, 2013  08:29 PM ET

Dedicated fan base???? I thought that was why the Kings were moving???

May 17, 2013  12:48 PM ET
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Dedicated fan base???? I thought that was why the Kings were moving???

No, it's because the Maloof's are the most incompetent owners in the NBA.

 
May 18, 2013  01:00 AM ET

Sniff, sniff...sob...That was beautiful. Give me a friggin' break!

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