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Should the Sacramento Kings Become the Seattle SuperSonics?

Sports 2013/01/12 20:56:40
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Seattle, Washington could finally be getting professional basketball after losing its beloved SuperSonics in 2008 to Oklahoma City (now known as the Thunder). Whether or not a deal is finalized is anyone's guess, but according to SFGate.com, the Sacramento Kings franchise is currently caught in a multimillionaires bidding war.

It was reported by Yahoo! Sports that the Kings would be sold by owners the Maloof Brothers, who are rumored to be in serious debt, to a Seattle group led by hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer. What looked like a done deal at one point is now up in the air--something that has been a trademark of Kings' ownership ever since the franchise was put on the market.

It's been a couple of years now and with debt only going to add up, this might be the best time for the Maloofs to sell. The NBA has made its intentions known that the league's preference would be to bring a franchise back to Seattle. Should a deal go through though, there is no guarantee that a team will end up in Seattle--or return as the SuperSonics.

Read More: http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/NorCal-bidder...

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  • Gumdrop 2013/01/13 07:49:41 (edited)
    Yes
    Gumdrop
    +3
    Seattle is a beautiful city and sports town. They deserve another NBA. Finally they can go to a game and not worry about getting soaked by all the rain! :)

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  • Heat Nation 2013/01/26 23:03:27
    Yes
    Heat Nation
  • Henry Raber 2013/01/22 23:23:13
    Yes
    Henry Raber
    Absolutely! Greatest fans in world in Seattle! Love the Sonics, cant wait see the Green & Gold or they could pay lil respect to Sacramento & go Blue & Green? aftet all M's, Seahawks & Sounders all Blue & Green! Go Sonics!!!
  • les_gvt 2013/01/20 16:50:00
    Yes
    les_gvt
    was thinking more like the Seattle Volcanoes
    or the Seattle Eruption

    either works fine- you have a bunch of grown men that throw temper tantrums when things don't go their way (pretty much true in all sports/teams)

    mt saint helens
  • willwill eiland 2013/01/20 10:01:39
    No
    willwill eiland
    I hope they keep to KINGS in Sacramento. And have Seattle buy or make a whole new team. Why take a team from it's fans?
  • Icon 2013/01/19 18:34:23
    Yes
    Icon
    Just ask this guy. Sonics Guy
  • Ramon 2013/01/17 13:52:29
    Yes
    Ramon
    +1
    We need a pro basketball team back up here!

    seattle kings
  • Icon Ramon 2013/01/19 18:36:59
    Icon
    +1
    I'll take the Seattle Kings as well.
  • wqerwqerwe 2013/01/17 01:58:21
    Yes
    wqerwqerwe
    +1
    It will bring in more money to the state.
  • Bunk11 2013/01/15 12:15:48
    Yes
    Bunk11
    +1
    Sacramento will have fewer criminals and fatherless kids and Seattle some more.
  • Red Rage 2013/01/15 06:53:33
    No
    Red Rage
    +1
    Who cares, it's the NBA.
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2013/01/14 21:05:47
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    That doesn't even make sense.
  • Chrissi 2013/01/14 19:19:52
    Yes
    Chrissi
    +1
    Yes, yes, yes!!!!
  • Sperry23 2013/01/14 16:57:13
    Yes
    Sperry23
    +1
    Sacto just cannot provide a large enough fan base to support the team. Seattle can.
  • jacktown kid 2013/01/14 15:58:57
    No
    jacktown kid
    Hell No
  • JROD 2013/01/14 15:36:24
    No
    JROD
    I think they should come up with a different name. The Supersonics are gone and shouldn't be back. Seattle getting an NBA team is fine but the name shouldn't come back with a new team. It would make things easier and alot of Sonics fans may say go or it but it isn't the same. If the Thunder were going back then I would say sure.
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2013/01/14 11:29:31
    Yes
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +1
    This has happened in sport before, and it makes the transition a lot easier when you've already got fan base, logo, and team name in place.
  • wes 2013/01/14 10:56:18
    No
    wes
    I think I'll wait until I see their story on 'Gangland' before I make that call......
  • nat75 2013/01/14 04:39:12
    No
    nat75
    I said no just because I know what it's like to lose a team, being a former fan of the Montreal expos. I feel bad for the fans of Sacramento
  • American Nate 2013/01/14 03:31:34
    No
    American Nate
    Maybe Seattle Rain. something different. But I like them in Sacramento, the Heat has beating them 8 straight times.
  • Patricia 2013/01/14 01:36:34
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/01/14 00:11:04
    No
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    Seattle is inundated with a bunch of scabs
  • sowishful Joe Shw... 2013/01/17 18:33:22
  • AbigailMark1 2013/01/13 20:47:51
  • Glen McLeod 2013/01/13 20:32:17
    Yes
    Glen McLeod
    won't make any difference i think. Both teams have very small fan base.difference teams fan base
  • TheBorg 2013/01/13 19:59:54
  • Steve TheBorg 2013/01/13 20:41:27
    Steve
    +4
    Then why bother answering?
  • Superman 2013/01/13 19:21:39
    Yes
    Superman
    +1
    If the team moves to Seattle then of course. The brand is available and already settled into the region.

    Teams that move should leave names behind. I'm a STL Rams fan. When they moved here I wouldn't have cared what the name was so long as we had football. Its too late now since we've been here coming on 20 years.

    Glad to see the Winnipeg Jets are back. Glad Cleveland got to keep the Browns. Will be glad to see the Sonics back.
  • WolfEyes 2013/01/13 17:44:17
    Yes
    WolfEyes
    uh huh
  • JLM630 2013/01/13 17:42:39
    No
    JLM630
    They should come up with a new name, that would be in keeping with their history and represent their future. Especially, if the team moves.
  • anicrotophaga 2013/01/13 16:40:15
    No
    anicrotophaga
    +1
    They couldn't keep one team, so you give them another?
  • Richie ... anicrot... 2013/01/20 01:55:39
  • JD 2013/01/13 15:43:51
  • NBC News 2013/01/13 12:35:59
    Yes
    NBC News
    +1
    how about move to louisville louisville
  • Gumdrop 2013/01/13 07:49:41 (edited)
    Yes
    Gumdrop
    +3
    Seattle is a beautiful city and sports town. They deserve another NBA. Finally they can go to a game and not worry about getting soaked by all the rain! :)
  • jtmekjian 2013/01/13 05:53:43
    Yes
    jtmekjian
    +2
    If only for the alliteration. Seriously what difference does it make.
  • GoDucks5 2013/01/13 05:35:02
    No
    GoDucks5
    +3
    I don't care but it is Sacramento's only professional sports team.
  • abubincrazy 2013/01/13 05:15:57
    No
    abubincrazy
    +1
    WHY should I care?
    I don't even watch basketball.
  • thє вlu... abubinc... 2013/01/13 10:03:49
  • Superman abubinc... 2013/01/13 19:23:14
    Superman
    +1
    Why do people answer questions they don't care about?
  • abubinc... Superman 2013/01/15 02:46:15
    abubincrazy
    Excellent question. I was answering questions, and that one appeared.

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