Seattle Supersonics - a look back
- Marc MorleyUnited States
Enter Clay Bennett and his Oklahoma City based ownership group. Words fail to describe the unutterable loathing I feel for this carpet-bagger. Using the minimum letter-of-the-law and the backing of league commissioner and best friend David Stern (more unutterable loathing) Mr. Bennett managed to take Seattle's longest running professional sports franchise and, barring a judicial miracle, move it to a his own home town. I seriously doubt that there is one citizen of Seattle who truly believes that his 500 million dollar proposal to the city of Seattle for a new arean was ever in 'good faith'. Considering the pittance he asked for in Oklahoma only seems to solidify this suspicion.
I personally believe that Bennett is a sign of things to come for the NBA in general. I.e., cities being held hostage by large corporations and forced to fork over millions of dollars to build new state-of-the-art arenas just to ensure their team stays put for another 10 years. MLB fans should rejoice that David Stern failed to become MLB's commissioner.
In closing, I'm happy for the Celtics, especially for Ray Allen. Whom I consider to be the only man of integrity to be involved in the Sonics organization in it's twilight years. I just wish he could have won it in Seattle.
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