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Aspiring Kings owner Steve Ballmer’s presentation to the NBA’s relocation committee. I am shocked that the owners went with the Sacramento group after this.

NBA Playoffs throwback: Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Seattle Supersonics, 1993, Game 7, Western Conference semifinals.

Way back in ‘93 Robert Horry showed flashes of his clutch-gene hitting this go ahead jumper with 0 seconds left on the shot clock and only 32 seconds remaining in the game. Unfortunately for Big Bob, the heroics don’t pay off as Seattle tied the game and won it in overtime. The Sonics advanced only to lose to Barkley’s Phoenix Suns in the Conference Finals.

The remix to this matchup begins tonight in Oklahoma City at 9:30pm EST on TNT.

Ladies and gentlemen, your new Sacramento Kings owner. Mark Cuban better step up his jackass game.

thescore:

Report: Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle.

thescore:

Report: Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle.

via fuckyeanba:

According to the AP, Seattle is one step closer to a new stadium and a new professional basketball team. 

Council members voted 6-2 to approve Chris Hansen’s plan for a $490 million arena near the Seahawks and Mariners stadiums south of downtown.

”I was a skeptic when this came forward because I was worried about our taxpayers,” said Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw. ”The fact that we have a personal guarantee from Mr. Hansen … that makes a big difference.

”At the end, we’re going to have something the city is proud of.”

Lynn Thompson at the Seattle Times explains the next steps in the process:

The complex financial agreement now goes to the King County Council for ratification. County Councilmember Bob Ferguson said:  “Basketball and hockey fans in our region reason[sic] have reason to cheer today, with the Seattle City Council approving a revised MOU (memorandum of understanding), but the final buzzer hasn’t sounded yet. In order to move forward with the proposed arena, all three parties – City, County, and private investors – must reach a final unified agreement.”

In a prepared statement, Hansen praised Seattle’s elected officials for working diligently on the proposed deal: “I think that today’s vote demonstrates that by listening to each other and working hard to address the concerns of all stakeholders that we can make the arena a reality and bring professional basketball and hockey back to Seattle.” He acknowledged that there is still much more work to do.

And here’s Chris Hansen and Gary Payton straight chillin’ back in June. 

Hansen has almost single-handedly gotten Seattle to this point (he’s also bought a lot of land around the site, so he’ll probably cash out nicely if they get a team). If there was ever a reason to become a billionaire investor, it’s so you can bring a professional basketball team back to your city. 

(h/t BDL)

An amazing picture of Gary Payton and George Karl. 

An amazing picture of Gary Payton and George Karl. 

(Source: fuckyeahseattlesupersonics)

Éne-Bé-A Playoffs Throwback: Oklahoma City Thunder Seattle Supersonics vs. San Antonio Spurs, 2005 Western Conference semifinals

This was the last year the Seattle Supersonics would be in the Éne-Bé-A Playoffs before being moved to Oklahoma City. Included are some fun highlights of Ray Allen in his prime and on the other side of the ball some all too familiar faces. One franchise bound for total upheaval while the core of the other — Timmy, Tony, Manu, and Pop — are still on top. Amazing. Spurs win 4-2 and advance to defeat Phoenix and Detroit to win their third Éne-Bé-A title.

The 2012 matchup begins with Game 1 Sunday at 8:30pm EST on TNT.

mitsou21:

What would be the best caption for this picture?

"Which one of you is Gary? It’s that guy? Tell him I said he should guard me. He is? Well tell him I said he should guard me MORE.”
~slapclap

mitsou21:

What would be the best caption for this picture?

"Which one of you is Gary? It’s that guy? Tell him I said he should guard me. He is? Well tell him I said he should guard me MORE.”

~slapclap

Three years ago, the Seattle Supersonics relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder (July 2, 2008).
@parkermyers

Three years ago, the Seattle Supersonics relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder (July 2, 2008).

@parkermyers

NBA Playoffs Throwback: There is absolutely no history between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks in the post-season so instead enjoy this video of Seattle fans chanting “Save our Sonics!” during Seattle’s final home game against, you guessed it, the Dallas Mavericks.

*Game 1, Tuesday at 9PM ET on ESPN

NBA Logo Playoffs - Championship

We’ve got one more day of voting to decide the winner of the NBA Logo Playoffs. The Trailblazers are starting to pull away a bit, so if you want that changed, just get voting. We’ll allow three new votes from everyone today to keep it fun.

NBA Logo Playoffs - Championship

It all comes down to one matchup - the 1975 Seattle Supersonics and the 1970 Portland Trailblazers.

Voting will be open for two days, but we will allow each person THREE votes of their own to split however they want. 

So get voting, and don’t forget to eat your Wheaties now more than ever. This is it.

It’s on.

It’s on.

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