Looks like The Kansas City Star
sports reporters can drop the pompoms and stop the cutesy references to the “Kansas City SuperSonics.” The NBA's Sonics won't be moving from Seattle to Kansas City to anchor the Sprint Center
, as a certain Star sports scribe
has implied. Yesterday, a spokesman for Sonics owner Clay Bennett declared that if the team relocates, it'll move to Bennett's hometown, Oklahoma City.
“Kansas City was being looked at, but the preference is that if relocation is attempted, Oklahoma City would be the market,” said Bennett's mouthpiece, Dan Mahoney.
You might have missed the story because the Star buried the news with this 180-word item on page D9 of the sports section. -- Justin Kendall