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Monday, October 29, 2007

Sports Headline of the Day

posted by on October 29 at 17:00 PM

City wins court ruling in Sonics case

Today U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez ruled against Clay Bennett and the Sonics ownership group, denying their request to seek arbitration and buy out the last two years of the KeyArena lease.

from the Seattle Times:

Team owners had sought to send the case to binding arbitration in an effort to leave KeyArena before the lease ends in September 2010.

In his written ruling this afternoon, Martinez agreed with the city that the dispute revolves around the essential term or length of the lease. He called the Sonics’ owners arguments to the contrary “as errant as a typical Shaquille O’Neal free throw.”

While this doesn’t mean the Sonics are staying, it certainly delays Bennett’s Oklahoma City-relocation efforts.

The NBA season starts tomorrow night. I can’t fucking wait.

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Don't mess with Seattle!

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 29, 2007 5:11 PM



Now go eat your wifes yeast infection, you fucking loser.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 29, 2007 5:13 PM

next year or 3 years, they're gone daddy gone.

NBA commissioner david stern is blaming us for the situation, the citizens & our representatives, not bennett's carpetbagging ownership group.

there's not a goddamn thing wrong with key arena.

Posted by maxsolomon | October 29, 2007 5:27 PM

Judges who toss in lame pop-culture references in an effort to seem cool or creative should be disbarred.

Posted by Fnarf | October 29, 2007 5:34 PM

@3: True.
These rich assholes who own sport teams have raped the state and local governments. Fuck 'em.

They can go to Oklahoma City, or Fresno, or Duluth, for all I care. Just go, already.

Posted by Ken Behring's Pancreas | October 29, 2007 6:11 PM

Basketball is the dumbest, most boring sport ever. Who cares.

Posted by Sachi | October 29, 2007 6:32 PM

I put Curling above Basketball. Fer realz.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 29, 2007 6:58 PM

FUCK YOU CLAY CLAY!!!! I love it! Ill be there tomorrow too!!!!

Posted by MadDog | October 29, 2007 7:54 PM

@4: I totally disagree. What the dorky one-liner means is that the judge is a basketball fan through and through; that may have nothing to do with his ruling, but I'd like to think otherwise. Go Sonics.

Posted by Sam M. | October 29, 2007 8:03 PM

Judge Martinez rules. It doesn't matter whether you like or hate the Sonics or basketball in general, Martinez simply read the team's lease with the City and interpreted it in a way that will make it more difficult for the team to BREACH the lease. Which I think is awesome. They should pay pay pay to the City for the Key Arena until their lease is up, in my view.

Posted by ms. mohr | October 29, 2007 8:31 PM

Judge Ricardo Martinez better watch out, or else he's gonna get swift-boated by Aubrey K. McClendon and the rest of those swift-boating bastards.

Posted by Ted | October 29, 2007 8:33 PM


Thats what we need.. A little leverage!

Can't wait to see how the Okies spin this one.

Posted by Clint | October 29, 2007 9:10 PM

We fuckin' suck guys.

Posted by Seattle Sonics | October 29, 2007 9:45 PM

In other news, nobody cares. It does bother me a bit that judges are using sports similes in written rulings.

Posted by Raindog | October 29, 2007 9:50 PM

@ 3

Have you been to any other professional sports venues outside Seattle?

For Basketball, Key Arena's OK (no pun intended)but over sucks.

Posted by Definitely | October 30, 2007 3:47 AM

angela, josh- did yall see the washington posts' magazine piece on arenas? good stuff, i mean, he is not iverson or anything, but he is decent.

is the strangers' how was it team going to be at the game?

Posted by SeMe | October 30, 2007 6:45 AM

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