Down to the Wire: Help Seattle with Its Fight

Kevin NesgodaCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

DENVER - MARCH 16:  Mike Wilks #29 of the Seattle SuperSonics controls the ball against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on March 16, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Sonics 168-116. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the term and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

We have suffered and we have strained. We have held hope and had our breath punched out of our bodies time and time again by our city, our state, and the NBA.

As many of you know, our Seattle Sonics were viciously ripped from us a little more than nine months ago. We the fans have been fighting and fighting until we were weak in the knees and our faces blue. We still continue our fight, and will not stop until the rights have been wronged, and the NBA returns to Seattle.

Washington State Senate Bill 6116 needs to pass for Seattle to even have a chance at getting a basketball team. We need just $75 million in existing tax revenues, mostly paid by those who visit our city.

With hat in hand, we are looking to you, our fellow NBA fans, fans with current teams who think it was a complete travesty what happened. We are asking you to call our local radio/sports radio stations and telling them you think Seattle should have a basketball team.

We also would like you to call our state government via a toll-free hotline, and tell them that Seattle needs a basketball team, that the taxes raised effect King County only, they do no effect any others counties or districts in our state. The money is raised and stays in King County for the arts, low income housing, and for stadiums.

So please, fans of the NBA, we need your support.

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KJR Radio
In Seattle: (206) 286-9595
Toll Free: (800) 829-0950

ESPN Radio Seattle (710 KIRO)
(206) 726-7000

99.9 KISW
(206) 421-ROCK [7625]

Washington State Legislative Hotline
1-800-562-6000