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And, Isiah Thomas comes home. Right?


Yessir, maybe you and DeMarcus Cousins can kick it if they keep him?


He could be my psychiatrist.

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So fricken pumped for this but, I knew this was coming, reading comment sections from articles regarding this event, most other fans are comparing this to the OKC situation and saying we don't deserve another cities team.

Except we aren't lying to an entire city, telling them we have their best interest in mind, and have full intent not to move the team. Hansen told the Maloofs he wants the team and will move them to Seattle, the Maloofs agreed.


Yea, that's the big difference here. They're being bought with full knowledge they're losing the team because of a situation that's been crumbling for years now. They're not being stolen under false pretenses.

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And, Isiah Thomas comes home. Right?


Yessir, maybe you and DeMarcus Cousins can kick it if they keep him?


He could be my psychiatrist.

Kings have a squad with some talent, just need a coach.



I heard Mac 10's available still? eh eh?

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Yeah, the Maloofs also have threatened to move the team to other places, like Virginian Beach, just for negotiating leverage. The Maloofs are nothing like the Starbucks dick who lied to us.

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Ah good point muahaha. Now they're stuck being golden state fans


Wouldn't say "stuck". Most of them are already GS fans, and they have a pretty damn good team right now.


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Don't forgot not only is Thomas coming home but Aaron Brooks is as well!

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Ah good point muahaha. Now they're stuck being golden state fans


Wouldn't say "stuck". Most of them are already GS fans, and they have a pretty damn good team right now.


Yea I was gonna say, but I hoped nobody would catch me on that haha


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Also why was DeMarcus Cousins in Seattle? lol

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And, Isiah Thomas comes home. Right?


You ready to come down to OKC for a game so I can slip a roofie in your Zima and take you back to my basement?

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Him and Winston Guy are good friends I believe.


Makes sense both UK players, also fun fact: Demarcus Cousins agent lives in Sammamish.

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And, Isiah Thomas comes home. Right?


You ready to come down to OKC for a game so I can slip a roofie in your Zima and take you back to my basement?


What about me? :(

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And, Isiah Thomas comes home. Right?


You ready to come down to OKC for a game so I can slip a roofie in your Zima and take you back to my basement?


I drink Mike Hards Lemonade - like all phony, internet tough guys do.

Hmm, pehawk in OKC for a Sonics vs Thunder game. Yeah know, I'm in. I've done the black hole, cant be worse than that.


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You ready to come down to OKC for a game so I can slip a roofie in your Zima and take you back to my basement?


What about me? :(


i don't recall you ever asking me to pee in your butt?

but yeah, you can come down. might be kinda cool, actually. I kinda hate the actual city of OKC, but Bricktown's not too bad.

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So fricken pumped for this but, I knew this was coming, reading comment sections from articles regarding this event, most other fans are comparing this to the OKC situation and saying we don't deserve another cities team.

Except we aren't lying to an entire city, telling them we have their best interest in mind, and have full intent not to move the team. Hansen told the Maloofs he wants the team and will move them to Seattle, the Maloofs agreed.


Exactly. They knew what this was.

Hansen went in the front door, was open and honest with his intentions.

Unlike he who won't be named. F'n lying snake.

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So fricken pumped for this but, I knew this was coming, reading comment sections from articles regarding this event, most other fans are comparing this to the OKC situation and saying we don't deserve another cities team.

Except we aren't lying to an entire city, telling them we have their best interest in mind, and have full intent not to move the team. Hansen told the Maloofs he wants the team and will move them to Seattle, the Maloofs agreed.


Exactly. They knew what this was.

Hansen went in the front door, was open and honest with his intentions.

Unlike he who won't be named. F'n lying snake.


look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.

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Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.


Not cool. The Maloofs are NOTORIOUS for this kind of BS.

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look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.


I feel for the fans of Sac, don't get me wrong. And I guarantee Seattle Sonic fans won't be the complete d-bags okie fans were and are in regards to losing the Sonics. Blaming the victims the entire time.

We've been there, felt the pain of our team being ripped away from us in a lie. We'll have sympathy for the King fans, but also be happy our SuperSonics will be 'alive' again.

In a way we've grown up, learned how the big boys of the NBA play. Hell we're playing the game Clay Bennett started. Unfortunately that's the reality of the situation. Want an NBA team? Well someones getting screwed. Clay taught us that.

At least Hansen being honest about it.

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Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.


Not cool. The Maloofs are NOTORIOUS for this kind of BS.


As a diehard Kings fan...yes, yes they are. The hatred of the Mal**fs in Sacramento is as strong as the love for the team. They are manipulative, deceitful, uncharismatic, and not very bright. In the last 10 years they've nickled and dimed the Kings from Pacific contenders to a farce.


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look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.


I feel for the fans of Sac, don't get me wrong. And I guarantee Seattle Sonic fans won't be the complete d-bags okie fans were and are in regards to losing the Sonics. Blaming the victims the entire time.

We've been there, felt the pain of our team being ripped away from us in a lie. We'll have sympathy for the King fans, but also be happy our SuperSonics will be 'alive' again.

In a way we've grown up, learned how the big boys of the NBA play. Hell we're playing the game Clay Bennett started. Unfortunately that's the reality of the situation. Want an NBA team? Well someones getting screwed. Clay taught us that.

At least Hansen being honest about it.


look, I dig that, all of it. But anyone with eyes knew that when Bennet and co. bought the Sonics, it was with the intention of taking them to OKC. Should they have been deceptive? Probably not, but there could have bene other factors at work that we'renot aware of preventing them from just coming out and saying "We are buying this team to move it to OKC".

One other thing, as far as I can tell, the first stones were thrown by Sonics fans against Thunder fans. They asked for a fight and they got one, then had the cheek to pull the 'classless' card when Thunder fans talked back to them.

I'm personally REALLY looking forward to the inevitable rivalry here. i'm extremely happy for Seattle bball fans and hope that the new Sonics settle in fast and compete quickly.

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The internet is insane regarding this sort of thing. Everyone careful in falling for a "report" from some random yahoo on twitter. I just read someone say that a local group led by Larry Ellison (the guy who wanted a team in San Jose) is now offering $600 million. Sac mayor Kevin Johnson is said to be looking to put together a local group to match Hansen's offer. Talk is all over the place. Sit back and relax. You'll drive yourself insane otherwise. Wait for "reports" to come from legit sources and to be repeated from more than one. Things will sort themselves out in time. Definitely exciting times though.

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This report is BS. RT @bcondotta: A Sacramento TV station reporting Maloofs rejected the Seattle deal


I really hope it's just B.S. It is only a single guy reporting it so its not exactly credible, however knowing the Maloofs it wouldn't be all that shocking though


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If you guys want to stay up to date, I suggest Sonics Rising, the new reborn Sonics Central. It's a blog format site with active comment threads. The threads change often, so keep an eye on the main page. Here's the latest discussion thread:

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Regardless what rumors you hear and what reports come out. Remember one thing. The Maloofs are flaky as hell. I won’t celebrate until something is official. The deal could be 99.9% done and I won't budge. Given their history, those dudes could back out at the 11th hour. Remember they were celebrating with KJ at midcourt in Sac at the all-star break last year.

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Exactly. They knew what this was.

Hansen went in the front door, was open and honest with his intentions.

Unlike he who won't be named. F'n lying snake.

look at you guys justifying this. Bet the Sacramento fans don't feel any better about this than you did about losing the Sonics. Shit happens. move on.

You sound like Clayclay's "cabana boy"!

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My God.........just get it done already! I hate false reports, and hopefully that one report is just that, false!


Sacramento reporter that doesn’t want to be affiliated with report of rejection.

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Mitch Levy straight up called the report BS. Given his connections, I believe it. And this just confirms that. Add to that all the other people who are hearing the same things about Seattle, I feel Mitch is in the right. FOR NOW.

I stand my ground on the Maloofs being shady and flaky as hell. Even if all the reports on a close agreement are true (they very well might be), they can't be trusted til it's all signed in blood. They had an agreement for a new arena with Sacramento and celebrated with the mayor at mid-court at a home game mid-season last year before the all-star break. You'd think that would be trustworthy, right? WRONG. They backed out shortly after, breaking the hearts of Kings fans everywhere.

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My God.........just get it done already! I hate false reports, and hopefully that one report is just that, false!


Sacramento reporter that doesn’t want to be affiliated with report of rejection.

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Mitch Levy straight up called the report BS. Given his connections, I believe it. And this just confirms that. Add to that all the other people who are hearing the same things about Seattle, I feel Mitch is in the right. FOR NOW.

I stand my ground on the Maloofs being shady and flaky as hell. Even if all the reports on a close agreement are true (they very well might be), they can't be trusted til it's all signed in blood. They had an agreement for a new arena with Sacramento and celebrated with the mayor at mid-court at a home game mid-season last year before the all-star break. You'd think that would be trustworthy, right? WRONG. They backed out shortly after, breaking the hearts of Kings fans everywhere.


I already hated the Maloofs.......but this is making my hate for them grow even more!

But glad to see that this report could potentially be false.

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One other thing, as far as I can tell, the first stones were thrown by Sonics fans against Thunder fans. They asked for a fight and they got one, then had the cheek to pull the 'classless' card when Thunder fans talked back to them.


Must be nice living in fantasy land.

You see. Just when I'm ready to move on, some dumb OKC fan has to go and say something as stupid as this. I promise this will be my last time bringing this back up. But dammit, Peaches. You asked for it. ;)

You couldn't be more wrong, buddy. You have no idea how many OKC fans constantly came on Sonics sites telling us that we didn't deserve our team. Telling us that we didn't support it. Justifying (as you are doing now) your lying scum bucket ownership. Sure, Seattle fans reacted back harshly. But OKC fans were just as complicit in any cross-country mud-sligning. And unlike Seattle, never had the excuse for being emotional.

You say "Yeah, Clay shouldn't have lied and should have been up front about it." That is freaking hilarious. Do you know why he lied? Because that was the ONLY way he was moving the team. He doesn't get the 41 year old Seattle franchise without lying. He had to lie, or Schultz wouldn't have sold. Him making a less than half-assed effort to keep the team in Seattle was part of the agreement. It was why he was taken to court by the city, and why he had to buy his way out before the trial could end. He had to pretend he intended to stay in Seattle. During his emails with his pal Aubrey McClendon about "how soon can we get out?" he was lying his ass off to Seattle politicians, offering them the worst stadium deal in Seattle sports history. He had a checklist of what he had to do to meet the terms of the sale. He did so dishonestly and was caught every step of the way. Your glorious newspaper in OKC that is owned by his wife chose to shield your fine citizens from all of it. It was complicit every step of the way. Your fans chose to bury their heads in the sand, and attacked Seattle fans for being outraged. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO SAY WE STARTED IT. You got your team, and reaped the benefits of Clay tanking for 2 years in our city. Enjoy it all you want. But you do not get the high ground. Not even a little bit.

I said this before. I dare you to watch SonicsGate. ALL OF IT. Without actually sitting down and watching it, I can't take a word out of your mouth seriously.



Can you tell just how fresh the wound is? ;) lol.

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What I know about the Kings-to-Seattle story at this point: sources say the Maloofs are getting back into the liquor business and the only way for them to do that is to sell the Kings, their last asset of any worth. The Maloofs, of course, had beverage distributorships in Colorado and New Mexico but sold them to try -- futilely -- to keep their Las Vegas hotel casino, The Palms, afloat. Separate sources say that putting a team back in Seattle is at the top of David Stern's bucket list as NBA commissioner and, as we know, David invariably gets what he wants. The Maloofs reversed field once before, on a deal that would've kept the team in Sacramento, but sources say the terms of that deal were negotiated by Stern and that the Maloofs backed out because the terms weren't the ones they specified they had to have.

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Here is something to consider about all this. From Ric Bucher on LA Sports

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What I know about the Kings-to-Seattle story at this point: sources say the Maloofs are getting back into the liquor business and the only way for them to do that is to sell the Kings, their last asset of any worth. The Maloofs, of course, had beverage distributorships in Colorado and New Mexico but sold them to try -- futilely -- to keep their Las Vegas hotel casino, The Palms, afloat. Separate sources say that putting a team back in Seattle is at the top of David Stern's bucket list as NBA commissioner and, as we know, David invariably gets what he wants. The Maloofs reversed field once before, on a deal that would've kept the team in Sacramento, but sources say the terms of that deal were negotiated by Stern and that the Maloofs backed out because the terms weren't the ones they specified they had to have.


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One thing to keep in mind. The Kings have to play the rest of this season in Sacramento. Whoever owns the team, along with the NBA, wants to make money and sell tickets. Unlike with Clay Bennett lying his ass off, and tanking the team to turn away fans to make his exit easier, the second Hansen buys a team, it's gone. There's no lying to the fans to keep them coming to games. I'm guessing they didn't want this news out so soon. I read in a USA Today article that NBA owners have been warned by the league to not talk about the Sacramento situation.

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I suspect the deal is not done as not signed yet. It may take a few more days for the lawyers to finish


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Source: Seattle groups offer was rejected by Maloofs. Hmmm. Plot thickening by the minute.
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Not cool. The Maloofs are NOTORIOUS for this kind of BS.[/quote]

As a diehard Kings fan...yes, yes they are. The hatred of the Mal**fs in Sacramento is as strong as the love for the team. They are manipulative, deceitful, uncharismatic, and not very bright. In the last 10 years they've nickled and dimed the Kings from Pacific contenders to a farce.[/quote]
He was talking about Howard Schultz, not Bennet. Everybody knew what was going down when Bennet bought the team. Starbucks Dick had to lie, or the previous, local, owners would not have sold him the team.

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Come on, get this done!! It's getting boring whooping up on the Huskies. Oregon needs another Washington product to beat up on! :)

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He was talking about Howard Schultz, not Bennet. Everybody knew what was going down when Bennet bought the team. Starbucks Dick had to lie, or the previous, local, owners would not have sold him the team.


Yup. Had Schultz not pretended to fall for Clay Bennett's lies and not sold the sell of the team as an attempt to keep the Sonics in Seattle, he would not have gotten enough yes votes from ownership to sell. The vote was something like 5-4 in favor of selling. Had the vote been in the face of "This guy is taking the team to OKC", that vote NEVER passes. Clay never gets the Sonics. Clay was a HUGE villain. But Schultz was just as bad. If anyone has seen Django Unchained, Clay was DiCaprio, and Schultz was Samuel L. Jackson's character. DiCaprio was bastard. But it was Jackson who was truly evil.

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