Sacramento Kings Sold: Seattle Supersonics Are Back

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports The Maloofs, who are the owners of the Sacramento Kings, are finalizing a deal to sell the team to a Seattle led group.

 

 

 

 

This is very bad news for Sacramento and Kings fans. I mean, who wasn’t a Kings fan in the late 90’s and early 2000’s? A team filled with guys like Jason Williams, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac and more. But the fact is those times are the only memorable moments of the Kings franchise and they didn’t accomplish much.

The Seattle based group just seems very hypocritical to me. They have been bashing the NBA ever since the Sonics left for stealing them away. Now they have done the same thing to Sacramento. But I guess you can’t blame them for giving the Seattle fans what they have been fighting for since the Sonics left 5 years ago.

Break out those Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen jerseys Seattle fans. The Seattle Supersonics are back!

Topics: Houston Rockets, NBA, Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics

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  • Scalia

    They should rename the team the Dreamliners. They could come out of the tunnel into huge smoke clouds and then the arena can experience numerous random power failures and leaks of heating oil,

  • Eric Land

    This is not hypocritical at all. A completely different owner sold the team to Clay Bennett’s group with the understanding that the team would remain in Seattle, only to have Bennett renig and move the team out from under us. The new owners group has always stated that they are looking to bring Basketball back to Seattle. There is no bait and switch here like what happened in 2008. We never wanted to lose our team and we never thought we would. We are buying another team to bring back and are not pulling a BS bait and switch like what Bennett did. We are being very up front about it. You must be clear on that, as that is a huge distinction and that in no way makes the new owner group hypocritical. I know losing a team you love is hard and I feel for all the Kings fans out there. But I’d be mad at the Maloof’s for selling your team. Seattle folks have done nothing wrong but go out looking for a team to bring back to Seattle. Personally I wish they would have bought the Thunder and brought the original team back, but oh well.

    • Kyle Adams

      I see what you’re saying but i still find it a tad hypocritical. But at the same time i don’t blame them one bit. If i was in the same situation i would be going after the Kings as well at full force. The Seattle fan base and that town very much deserves a team and they did the right thing by giving them one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000292218403 Amulya Bhattarai

    In 2007-2008, Clay Bennett purchased the original Sonics team with the supposed intent of keeping them in Seattle, but it seemed like he didn’t try and he took them with him back to his home town of Oklahoma City. In 2013, Chris Hansen and his group are trying to buy the Kings with the intent of bringing them to Seattle, he will not try to keep them in Sacramento no matter what. Sacramento had a deal on the table for a new arena, but the Maloofs backed out at the last second. If theres someone to blame for the Kings leaving, it should be the Maloofs, not Hansen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wokich Bryan Wokich

    Bennett never had any intention of keeping the Sonics in Seattle and anybody who thought he did was naive. This isn’t hypocritical. It’s sad. It’s terrible that the only way to gain a team is to swipe them from someone else, but that’s reality. I really like the promotion/relegation feature of European football. If you want a team in the first division, you don’t have to steal someone else’s franchise. You invest in your local team and win your way to the top.

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