When the Sonics were taken away from us and shipped out to an inferior town I was completely furious. While I certainly want a team back in Seattle it has been very difficult for me to project how I would feel when the inevitable happened and the ownership group bought a team from a different city. Now that rumors have gotten loud enough, I know enough to know how I feel about it.
I hate it. I really hate it. Another city’s team is not what I want. I’m here to support you guys and to tell you that I want the Sacramento Kings to stay put. What I really want is for the NBA to admit its faults. I want it to admit that it messed up the whole Seattle situation. I want them to admit that they were wrong and I want them to show it by putting a stop to the crime going on in Sacramento. You have no idea how badly I want to hear Clay Bennett admit he lied and how badly I want David Stern to say it was all his bad. I want that way more than another city’s basketball team.
People will handle this in different ways. The Sonicsgate guys made a documentary and have supported taking a team from another city, and I don’t think this is as hypocritical as it sounds. Their party line all along has been that we shouldn’t hate on OKC fans because this is a precedent that the NBA has set. So don’t be mad at us, be mad at the NBA. Again, I get that reasoning, but I can’t do it that way. Maybe I have too much pride in my city. The way I see it, the NBA should want to be here. We shouldn’t have to go groveling at David Stern’s feet begging to take us back. Fuck that.
The NBA made a mistake and I don’t want to have a thing to do with them until they admit they messed up. This situation in Sacramento is an opportunity for them to do that, and I hope they do. I really, really, really hope they do. That’s the only thing that’s going to heal this Seattle Supersonics fan’s busted heart.
So I’m on your side Sacramento. I know what you’re going through and God is it terrible. I hope the league does the right thing. But if they don't, I hope you have pride in your city. I've been through Sacramento several times and I think its great. The NBA should want to be there, and I hope you act like that if the unthinkable happens.
Keep fighting, and best of Luck.