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Celtics Morning Joe: Seattle watches basketball again,and I can't help to feel sorry for the city

Posted by shawn cassidy on July 24, 2011 at 10:12 AM


I think if the Celtics left Boston I would be in a coma for 20 years or something. The fact is the Celtics  will stay in Boston. So I'm not staying up all night worried.  Saturday Seattle was able to see some good basketball,and the stars were there to play. Brandon Roy,and Jamal Crawford to name a couple of players. As  a fan of the Cleveland Browns I know how to get use to losing in the last decade,but I know how it feels to lose a team. Thankfully it's dumb to have one of the best fan bases in all of sports the Cleveland Browns not to have a team,and the city was able to get the Browns back.

As for Seattle they are watching ,and if they are still watching a team in OKC on the rise,and poised to become one of the best teams in the NBA for the next ten years. The city is missing out on a great player in Kevin Durant,and Seattle was always a top NBA city. I believe  Oklahoma deserves a team. Just look at the arena every game. One of the best crowds in the NBA. This whole process is backwards. Let's say Seattle gets a team. Instead of having a title hopeful team. They now have to rebuild a team. If they leaved Seattle alone,and if the NBA gave the city Oklahoma an expansion team. They would be the one rebuilding.


Let's checkout Saturday's game.

Earlier Saturday the discussion centered on when and if an NBA team would ever return. Former Sonics star Jack Sikma perhaps summed up the desire to get a team back to Seattle saying, "It's hard to put it all together. That puzzle is tough. I think there is a will, but the way is not clear yet."

The final score was of little interest, even though team "Seattle" beat the "League" team 140-122. Hawes led the Seattle team with 27 points and started a chant of "Come home Sonics!" in the moments after the final buzzer. Terrence Williams was the MVP after scoring 25 points.

Shirts and jerseys from every generation of the Sonics 41 seasons were visible in stands. For those in attendance, the overwhelming question was when a team might return to the Puget Sound even though Saturday's event wasn't specifically a Sonics celebration or a catalyst for getting a team back.

"We all miss the Sonics but it's going to take a lot more than a game like this to get the Sonics back," said event organizer Tavio Hobson said.


Also Roy was there,but he didn't play in the game. In the end I hope the city gets a team back. I know how they feel,and it's worst then losing a game 7. I'm still full of what ifs from the game 7 loss to the Lakers in 2010. Right now Seattle is going through a mountain of what ifs. I don't want to get into all the legal mattesr about why the city doesn't have a team. The bottom line is? The city should have a team.


 Click here for link to story from ESPN

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Reply Ron Leyba
12:45 PM on July 24, 2011 
It's a shame,and the Seattle hopefully gets a team in the next five years.