If you haven't heard, the Seattle Sonics and Storm have been sold to an ownership group from the OKC (that's Oklahoma City, not OC for Orange County). Sadly, this most likely signals the beginning of the end for the NBA and WNBA in Seatle for a decade or so. Even if the Sonics move, there's no way Seattle remains without an NBA franchise for too long. This is a proud city and a great fan base. They deserve an NBA team like Warriors Nation deserves some playoff basketball.
A special shout goes out to Seattle Sonic fans everywhere. An even more special shout goes out to Storm fans. If you're a diehard fan of a WNBA fan, they you've more than proved your love for hoops.
Seattle hoops fans: We know how you feel. If there's anyone who can sympathize with you losing your team, it's Warriors Nation. We lost the Warriors back in 1994-95 when the truly inept Chris Cohan (in another one of his infamous lawsuits) took over our Golden State Warriors.
So, let's move on to the future. Chances are the Sonics will be playing elsewhere in 2k8. But where?
Nope. There's no way shady George Shinn and the Hornets' ownership would let that happen.
There's no way the LA area can support 3 NBA teams. They barely support the Paper Clips.
It's pretty much Laker country down there and they have some of the worst sports fans in all of sports. Every time the 49ers, Raiders, Giants, or A's are in SD, it feels like the Bay Area.
They've got the money, the fan base, the desire, and the savvy to pull this off. You have pull for the Swift and Sene era in San Jose. It could very well be the only way we'll ever see an NBA team in the Bay Area make the playoffs during our lifetime.
HP Pavilion in San Jo: The future home of the San Jose SuperSonics!
Now the big question for Warriors Nation- if the Sonics moved to the Bay would you be a San Jose Sonics fan or a Golden State Warriors fan?
Feel free to be honest. Warrior fans (including GSoM writers) have been loyal to a fault. None of us owe any loyalty whatsoever to this sorry organization and (mis)management. If you think you'd switch, don't feel bad at all. There's no such thing as a sellout or bandwagon Warrior fan. We're the farthest thing from LA Faker fans imaginable!
Stick with the Golden State Warriors? Or jump ship to the San Jose Sonics?
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Who would you root for?
Golden State Warriors (119 votes)
San Jose SuperSonics (38 votes)
157 total votes