Will the Sonics be Super Through Expansion?
I write this article with the almost forgotten state of the now defunct Supersonics in mind. Oh, I know many remember there once was a team here that gave the city of Seattle its only championship (sorry, Storm), but I divulge from that thought.
What I indulge upon is whether or not you, the Seattle community/fans, could handle the city taking another franchise away the way the Sonics were taken from Seattle.
Is it necessary that the Sonics must now be an organization that is rebooted through an expansion process? Does the team from Oklahoma City need to be ransacked back to the Pacific Northwest? My feelings are neither one of these options are going to bring a team back to Seattle.
The real option: Taking the Grizzlies or Bucks from Memphis or Milwaukee.
I don't agree with those choices, but in the past two years since the Sonics left, that has been signaled as the closest sign to basketball being brought back to Seattle. I, for one, do not support this avenue. The Bucks themselves have won a title and also have been around for over 40 years. If you don't count the Packers, since they are in Green Bay, that would be Milwaukee's only title out the door.
Memphis' departure makes more sense, but I still don't agree with it. The Grizzlies began as the Vancouver Grizzlies, so they have experience being a Northwest ball club (before they made their trip in 2001 to play in Memphis). They are still a relatively new team at only 14 years old—the same length as Kevin Garnett's career.
These are still established franchises, and taking them away would mean souring another fan base from getting the enjoyment that they deserve themselves.
This is only one opinion by me, however, and I don't think Mike McGinn or Patty Murray are in any hurry to hear what I have to say.
Hopefully, the devil who is David Stern will award Seattle a new franchise sooner rather than later and allow the youth of the Seattle area a new Sonic boom.
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