Speaking of Unsubstantiated Rumors: NBA Kings to Seattle?

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NHL team announcement to follow.
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No wonder he's been trying to saddle us with that new arena scam.
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My only request is that the new basketball team follow the same blue and green color scheme as the Seahawks and Sounders. Green and yellow is ugly.
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My only request is that Hanson pays all the expenses out of his pocket and doesn't tap into a single penny of Seattle's and King County's bonding capacity.

Other than that: BRING ON THE LOW PAYING STADIUM
VENDOR JOBS!!!!
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Cool, I actually really like watching NBA games at key arena, the grimyness of the place is the best part. It feels like your watching a game in the 80's.
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Though when it comes to basketball the fucks I don't give could fill any new arena Hansen might care to build, I am happy for all the local fans.
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dark green and yellow, all the way!! Classic Sonics colors, please!

That neon-green trend of our other sports teams has GOT to go. So ugly.
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That inflated selling price may have to do with the ease with which Hansen can move the team. "Priced to move!" has a different meaning here.
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oooo...Since Seattle is the adopted American home I've never had, I might have a reason to watch/cheer for a NBA team!

And no, I have NOT heard of a team called the "Toronto" "Raptors"...sounds made up to me...

(j/k! I'll probably never want to watch basketball.)
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YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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..or maybe I'm still waiting for the Vancouver Grizzlies to come back! Go Grizz!(?)
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Good for Hansen. The sooner he constructs the arena, the sooner we'll get an NHL franchise-relocated (the Coyotes deal fails) or an expansion one:).
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OH
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Seems like the Sonics have been gone for a lot longer than 5 years.... SEEMS LIKE A DECADE AT LEAST
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> while Hansen was always cagey when asked directly about the prospects

I see what you did there.
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I suppose the team will be called The Sonics again, but I would prefer they remain The Kings. Let's not pretend that The Sonics, their owners and the NBA didn't bail on us.
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Excellent!
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@15: Kings would work well with King County, too.
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@Paul. The Seattle Martin Luther King Jrs?
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The Kansas City Kings will have a fine new home in Seattle.
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@18: I think that would more correctly be the Seattle Martin Luther Kings, Jr.
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@20: You're missing out on the additional product tie-in possibilities: Seattle Martin Luther Burger Kings, Jr.
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@21: I think that would more correctly be the Seattle Martin Luther Burger King Whoppers Jr.
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In other unsubstantiated rumors, I heard Pete Carroll hired a new kicker, plus a Chupacabra to fill in for Clemons at defensive end.