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Monday, October 29, 2007

The Supersonic Saga Continues

posted by on October 29 at 16:33 PM

From the Times:


In a victory for Seattle, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez ruled today the city’s lawsuit seeking to enforce the Sonics’ KeyArena lease should remain in federal court.

The team owners had sought to send the case to binding arbitration and are seeking permission to leave KeyArena before the lease ends in September 2010.

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

Haw!

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He called Sonics’ owners arguments to the contrary “as errant as a typical Shaquille O’Neal free throw.”

Was this one of those televised court shows in the afternoon, for the judge to be cracking jokes like that?

Posted by JMR | October 29, 2007 4:53 PM
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I'm waiting for the Daily Show version of this.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 29, 2007 5:16 PM
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What's the purpose of keeping the Sonics here until 2010 if we know they'll just haul ass as soon as the lease ends anyway. I don't get it. We lost the Sonics when they were purchased by some rich Okies.

Doesn't Key Arena take a bath on the Sonics? Let them go if that's the plan. Just tell me where to go so I can wave a white hanky saying, "Toodley-do!"

Maybe the city will finally learn the lesson here and stop spending money on sports facilities wherein the teams who use them feels absolutely no obligation toward the taxpayers who built or refurbished them.

Posted by Bauhaus | October 29, 2007 10:21 PM

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