Thanks, guys. Thanks a lot. We come out to support the NBA, we sell out over half our home games for an under .500 team only to see it move away, and we barely get the worst team in the NBA....and now you're going to boycott us? For what?
You guys are a bunch of jerks. Now, I'm not taking anything away from Seattle fans, but you guys lost the team, fair and square. The deal is done, you can't commit to building a new Arena. Clay Bennett gave you a fair amount of time to set the plan in motion, and your government did nothing to get a new arena built. Charlotte didn't get a new Arena built, but a couple of years later they got a new franchise. Who's to say that you can't have your SuperSonics back, kind of like the Cleveland Browns ceased to exist for a couple of years and the Baltimore Ravens became a new team?
How about I start a boycott of Golden State of Mind because you took webpins away? How would that make YOU feel?
Look, I know I'm largely outspoken on this issue, and I know I'm going to get a LOT of hate. But you guys are directing all of the hate at Oklahoma City, when you should be directing the hate at your local government for not stepping up to the plate. We want the NBA, and apparently Seattle doesn't.
I feel pity for the Save Our Sonics movement, but how about a "We Got Screwed" movement? How do you think it feels to have a team on the verge of greatness ripped away from you to a city that largely doesn't care? The team was either a ghost of Charlotte or a complete mess while in New Orleans, and fans simply weren't coming to games. Hell, fans didn't come to games until the Hornets were at the TOP of the West, and every time I tune in I STILL see empty seats! If there Was no Hurricane Katrina, I guarantee you that the Hornets would've moved out. Yes, it was a big tragedy, but that team had no roots and shouldn't of been there anyway.
Atma, I respect you as a person, and think you have a lot of great ideals. But boycotting the Oklahoma City ______ (they won't be the Sonics, Seattle is keeping the name) is NOT the right way to go about things. How about the people of Seattle make their city think twice about treating teams like nothing until it actually looks like they're moving away? How about you guys make the owner think twice about selling his team to an OKLAHOMA CITY BUSINESSMAN? How about you just accept that we got the team fair and square and that you guys lost your chance? Please, this is getting way out of hand.