Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sonic swan song

The bus ride over to Key Arena took a nostalgic turn with a hint of disappointment. Tonight could be the last NBA game ever in Seattle … or at least the last game for a long, long time.

The people of Seattle are resigned to the sad truth. Their beloved SuperSonics, a franchise with four decades of history, look to be Oklahoma City bound next season.

Without getting into the politics or ethics about what the true intentions were of the ownership group, there is no debating that Seattle was and still can be a great NBA city.

I did get a bit of good news after talking with an old friend who also happens to be in the Sonics front office. While the media and fans about 100 percent convinced the move is inevitable, my buddy said the feeling within the organization is 50-50.

I’ll take those odds. It’s about the best we can hope for.

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