The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran this Memorial Day story about the prospect of the NBA’s Supersonics leaving – and possibly coming to Kansas City. Summing up what this would mean for Seattle, the paper offered:
If the Sonics should go -- and privately many people close to the situation expect exactly that -- there are a few things the Emerald City should expect: a negligible economic impact; a long, wistful hoops hangover; and no replacement team for a generation at the earliest.
A “negligible economic impact”? So, why do we want an NBA team?
Meanwhile, The Kansas City Star's Jeffrey Flanagan has already begun calling the team the Kansas City Supersonics. Considering how we were treated by the Kansas City Penguins, here's hoping Flanagan's comment doesn't become a jinx. – Eric Barton