An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
One city that will have a particularly hard time deciding which team to root for in the 2012 NBA Finals is Seattle.
In 2008, the Seattle SuperSonics' new ownership group opted to transplant the team to Oklahoma City, renaming the team the "Thunder" in the process. The events surrounding the team's move were recently portrayed in the movie "Sonicsgate."
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Imagine the Knicks leaving New York City. Or the Celtics leaving Boston. Or the Bulls leaving Chicago.
That's what it was like to Seattleites when the Sonics left for Oklahoma City.
In "Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team," millionaires, billionaires and politicans are villified in a saga that started, in a way, with the short-sighted signing of Jim McIlvaine, and ended with a short-sighted...Read more »
Day 15 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder franchise has one NBA title, and has 12 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.
Date: June 2, 1996
Situation: The No. 1 Seattle SuperSonics and the No. 3 Utah Jazz are tied, 3-3, heading to Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals
Context: The 1995-96 Sonics were coming off back-to-back...Read more »