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#1 King Taharqa

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:51 PM

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"It's especially hard to watch this team because they're a great team playing that fast-paced, in-your-face basketball like the great Sonics teams in the past did," said Jason Reid, the director of Sonicsgate: Requiem For A Team, a brilliant documentary on the team's departure.

"We were robbed of that opportunity. That's something that makes me very frustrated and angry."

Those emotions have created a new genre of Seattle sports fan. Previously considered reserved and über polite, heartbroken Sonics fans have become the exception. They yell injustice any chance they get. They despise Schultz, Bennett and NBA commissioner David Stern, among others.

They spar with Oklahoma City fans who wish they'd go away and let the Thunder's story be a feel-good tale."I think the Oklahoma people get very frustrated with Sonics fans," Reid said. "They think we're attacking them. We're not. We think they did everything they needed to do to deserve an NBA franchise. We just wish it wasn't our team. And as long as they have a shared history with Seattle and act like it's the same franchise, we're going to keep raising our voices. We're going to stay at it until we have a team back here."


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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:27 AM

Cool story. I don't pull for the new orleans hornets either for nearly the same reason.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:35 AM

I'd imagine there would be quite a bit of butt-hurt fans around Chatlotte if the Hornets had drafted a superstar here, then left the next year & been in the Finals just a few seasons later. Luckily for us George Shinn was an idiot.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:00 AM

Can't really say I blame them. I always pulled against the hornets those few years they were really good in NO.

I think that's why a lot of the people here were disgusted when the bobcats lost the lottery. If it would have been the Cavs, Nets, or Blazers it still would have sucked...... But it had the be the Hornets lol.

I read a similar article Yesterday and the guy described it as "being at your ex girlfriends wedding, and she looks 100x better now than she ever did when she was with you" lol

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:48 PM

Yea, it is a bad feeling and a bitter one as well. Obviously a lot of us were Hornet fans that felt that sting (no pun intended).

Some cities are just meant for certain sports and not for others. Raleigh is a great Hockey city, and I would love them here in the QC, but they wouldn't succeed in attendance like they do in the capitol.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:02 PM

"It's like being in your ex-girlfriend's wedding, and she looks better than she ever looked with you."




The article KT posted is actually the same article I read last night. Here is the quote I was speaking of. Pretty fair assessment if you ask me.

#7 King Taharqa

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

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Its not a game in Seattle! Wow

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:52 PM

hey seattle, you can have the bobcats.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:00 AM

well that's racist of them

#10 King Taharqa

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:04 AM

Gogoodan uses sarcasm to deflect and defend white racism. Keep up the good fight chap.