Well, this is it. This is the day for everyone that gave a crap about the Seattle SuperSonics to start rooting for the Blazers.
Clay Bennett and King Stern have officially taken our team. The OKC Thunder will replace the Supes as the last-place team in the Northwest division for 2008.
It sickens me how Clay Bennett lies to everyone in Seattle to our faces, and now he turns around and is viewed as a hero. This guy is a jerk on so many levels.
However, if it weren't for David Stern, I feel that the Thunder would still be the Sonics. He never gave us a chance to save our team, and kept deeming the Key Arena as "not viable for NBA basketball." Gimme a break.
I know, I know—it's way too late to be playing the blame game. The team is gone and there is nothing I or any other die-hard Sonics fans can do.
I just feel bad for all of the young NBA fans out there who will never know that there is a city up in the Northwest that supported a franchise for 41 years. Those young fans will probably never know that Kevin Durant won the Rookie of the Year award in the green and gold, and they definitely won't give a hoot that we hoisted the trophy in 1979.
Now that my favorite team is gone, I have no choice but to shift my pick to Portland. Hell, why not call them the Northwest Trailblazers, because that's what they are now.