Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is The NBA Coming Back To The 206?

Seattle let a team walk with Kevin Durant on the roster for $350,000,000 5 years ago.  5 years later they have to spend half a billion dollars to build an arena and another half a billion to buy a team with DeMarcus Cousins as their best player.  OUCH!

Derek Duckworth

Although my friend has a very valid point I won't let the stark reality of basketball economics curb my enthusiasm.  It looks like the NBA is returning to Seattle and that's all I care about.  It's not my money and the ownership group is capable of making the necessary financial adjustments.  Nordstrom can sell more penny loafers.  Microsoft can sell more smart phones.  Hedge funds can dabble in insider trading.  They will get our Sonics back by any means necessary.

The Sacramento Kings are nothing to write home about, but beggars can't be choosers.  The Kings are the only NBA team currently looking for a new home and the opportunity to purchase an NBA franchise is rare.  In this scenario you take what you can get.  Never mind the Kings roster looks like a D-League all star team, that situation can be rectified in a few short years.  Besides, who says a change of scenery, a better fan base, and a seafood diet won't turn these kids into better players.  I know dungeness crab and fresh halibut does wonders for me and maybe it can help with the attitude of #15.

The most important thing is for the fans of the 206 to embrace the team with open arms regardless of the results on the court.  This shouldn't be hard considering the factors surrounding the team's departure and the inexcusable amount of time Seattle has been without professional basketball.  Once you get it back you'll appreciate it more and the support will be there.  Can't wait to see yellow and green all over the place once again!  What about you guys?

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