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  • https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/nba ... xcitement/

    A team for $1-2 billion expansion fee.. :34853_doh: I feel sorry for Seattle
    taxpayers(King County)
    All this to replace the original Sonics that the NBA took away like bandits,I believe
    they knew someday they could pull this scenario off later on for even more money
    than Ok City paid up on the relocation fee.
    The NBA is not hot as it was then ..The product is pretty much garbage in my take.
    They should be paying King County to even come back..$1-2 billion sounds fair.
    All the Sonics fans pain..All that money spent on having the original Sonics team
    and supporting the team all those years.
    As I no longer live there and as an ex-NBA fan,I don't need the Sonics again it will
    never be the Sonics I grew up with and rooted hard for.
    All that 3 point shooting,traveling,double dribbling and no D?Nah but some want it
    so they can have that watered down NBA experience :pukeface:
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  • IndyHawk wrote:https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/nba/the-nba-appears-willing-to-consider-expansion-for-seattle-thats-genuine-cause-for-excitement/

    A team for $1-2 billion expansion fee.. :34853_doh: I feel sorry for Seattle
    taxpayers(King County)
    All this to replace the original Sonics that the NBA took away like bandits,I believe
    they knew someday they could pull this scenario off later on for even more money
    than Ok City paid up on the relocation fee.
    The NBA is not hot as it was then ..The product is pretty much garbage in my take.
    They should be paying King County to even come back..$1-2 billion sounds fair.
    All the Sonics fans pain..All that money spent on having the original Sonics team
    and supporting the team all those years.
    As I no longer live there and as an ex-NBA fan,I don't need the Sonics again it will
    never be the Sonics I grew up with and rooted hard for.
    All that 3 point shooting,traveling,double dribbling and no D?Nah but some want it
    so they can have that watered down NBA experience :pukeface:


    Ok which team is getting a new Arena and needs to leverage us again ?

    Or the Kraken are about to take shape, and the publicity is going to get going on them soon. NBA wanting to coat tail that support in hopes of extortion of money from us with a high popularity team emerging in a Arena the NBA didn't support. But want's now to use?

    Sorry I want the Sonics back, but we have seen the NBA not be too up front with their motives too many times.
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  • I can't believe it's been 12 years since they left and still no team. More then any other sport Seattle and the PNW is a basketball first region. So sad hope there back soon but i won't hold my breath.
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  • The NBA is dead to me. Stern Jr (Silver) is a punk ass b****! ....but I’ll be happy for my brother and nephew that are huge Sonics fans.

    The NBA will be back like it or not once that arena is finished.
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  • I still see people wearing Sonics attire when I am out and about.
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  • Sports Hernia wrote:The NBA is dead to me. Stern Jr (Silver) is a punk ass b****! ....but I’ll be happy for my brother and nephew that are huge Sonics fans.

    The NBA will be back like it or not once that arena is finished.


    The redone arena is being made up to NBA specs..As Chris said though-
    How long before they leverage the city for an NBA only arena?
    To me that is an legit concern ..The biggest scam in sports blackmailing
    cities like Arlington,Texas for a new ballpark when the other wasn't even
    25yrs old..The NBA does crap like this too and when you don't heel to
    them they pull a Sonics heist.
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  • I live in eastern Washington so I don't really have a horse in this race, but I don't blame Seattle area folks one little bit for not drooling over the prospect of the return of the NBA. They hadn't even paid off the expansion of the former Key Arena when the NBA decided that it was outdated. If someone with deep pockets wants to build a new arena, pay the expansion fee, and not take any public money, then I'll consider jumping on the bandwagon.
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  • Hate the idea of expansion but if it gets the Sonics back i'll take it. 2.5 billion dollars seems to be the price tag for getting the Sonics back, hoping Chris Hansen is involved if this becomes a reality.
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  • getnasty wrote:Hate the idea of expansion but if it gets the Sonics back i'll take it. 2.5 billion dollars seems to be the price tag for getting the Sonics back, hoping Chris Hansen is involved if this becomes a reality.

    I would like to see an Oakville-Hansen partnership.
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  • Im long over my nba hate. Okc hasn’t won’t a ship, Stern is dead, I like Silver as a commish.

    Sonics could be the best thing to come from covid.
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  • Man, my love for the NBA has dwindled over the years. I'm just not a fan of what the game has become. The average final score is like 127-132 now. I miss the more physical defensive type of basketball. More laziness on the court in today's game as well, seems like more players standing around not going after the ball. Also there's too many jersey alt designs nothing is memorable. March Madness > NBA.
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  • Crizilla wrote:Man, my love for the NBA has dwindled over the years. I'm just not a fan of what the game has become. The average final score is like 127-132 now. I miss the more physical defensive type of basketball. More laziness on the court in today's game as well, seems like more players standing around not going after the ball. Also there's too many jersey alt designs nothing is memorable. March Madness > NBA.

    The NFL is exactly what the NBA is now.

    Offense is celebrated. Defense is frowned upon.

    We’re talking about two leagues that are pretty much mirror images of each other because offense is marketable and it makes money.

    Like it or not, the NFL is built the same way.
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  • TheLegendOfBoom wrote:Offense is celebrated. Defense is frowned upon.


    I guess in order to appease to the ever-growing younger generations who think scoreboards should always be in a continual blur and reach stratospheric heights, sports leagues will soon start issuing technical fouls for any player coming within arms length of any other player.
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  • Won't watch. Don't care.. I don't care for the NBA franchise.
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  • Some real NBA bad memories. The 90s were an aberration when it comes to points per game and shots per game.

    The NBA has always been about offense. The Pistons? They gave up over 100 points in 5 of their 9 NBA finals games.

    In the 70s and 80s there were around 88 shots per game, the 90s was an odd duck with around 75 shots per game. The NBA today is right around 88 shots per game.
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