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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Bye Bye Shard

posted by on July 3 at 10:44 AM

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Rashard Lewis is leaving the Sonics. Next week he’ll sign a contract with the Orlando Magic, most likely for $15 million a year for five years. You certainly can’t blame the guy, though for as good as Shard is, $15 mil seems insane even by NBA standards. So Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis, arguably our two best players, are gone. We’ve got two of the best rookies from the deepest draft in years. The Sonics we’ll be watching next season won’t look anything like the Sonics we saw last year. I’m looking forward to it. I just hope I get to watch more than one season of it.

Also, how did I not know about this Kevin Durant welcome rally that happened over the weekend? At Greenlake? I hear they were giving away free t-shirts. Anyone go? SeMe? Anyone got a t-shirt for me?

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see ya, softie

Posted by maxsolomon | July 3, 2007 10:55 AM
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Sorry to say I missed the kid holding court in Greenlake( greenlake?) I was passed out at Hispanic Sea Fair from chasing tequila with Bohemia beer.

Posted by SeMe | July 3, 2007 11:11 AM
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Sorry to say I missed the kid holding court in Greenlake( greenlake?) I was passed out at Hispanic Sea Fair from chasing tequila with Bohemia beer.

Posted by SeMe | July 3, 2007 11:11 AM
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I got there in time for the shirts to run out. Granted, I didn't even know the Durant appearance was going to happen; just walked over from my house for a jog. He was pretty shy, quiet and polite at the event. I was tempted to wait around and ask him about his college days, as I'm also a Texas alum, but something tells me the one-year basketball star didn't have the same college experience that I did.

Posted by Sam Machkovech | July 3, 2007 12:23 PM
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I wonder if this new line-up can win more than 31 games? Oh, and maybe we should get a coach.

Posted by DOUG. | July 3, 2007 12:30 PM
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appears that sign & trade is still alive - to get widdle washawd his pwecious 6th year.

Posted by maxsolomon | July 3, 2007 2:04 PM
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Why is nobody castigating management for letting the team's most marketable asset go and getting nothing in return? They mishandled this in a big ass way. Fuck.

Posted by Matthew | July 3, 2007 2:07 PM
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NOT ARGUABLY! They're as close as the post Sam Perkins Sonics got to heart and soul. Up yours, Sonics management. Again. Forever.

Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | July 3, 2007 2:32 PM
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i am not trying to defend sonics management; i don't understand what they're doing. that said, i heard presti gave shard a good puch, but there really is just no way they could've kept him when orlando's putting $75 million on the table. (of course, there's also the whole been here for 9 years, nebulous future of the team's home, trading away ray)

did anyone seeing ray allen calling shard's departure?

Now that Im no longer there, Im not even sure Rashard is going to want to come back. He wants to win and you almost think they are starting to rebuild with all these young players. Im not sure Rashard is going to want to be a big brother to all these young guys.

Posted by angela garbes | July 3, 2007 2:59 PM

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