"In surveys conducted during 2011 and 2012, only 4.1 percent of people in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area expressed a "very high" level of interest in the NBA. Out of the 78 major markets surveyed, that ranks us 75th." Ouch. Obviously, losing the Sonics didn't help. But the article also mentions that they were ranked rather poorly even when the Sonics were there. Even when they were at their best. I wonder if KJ is bringing this card to the BoG as one of the many in his hand.