The five men have never sat together in the same room.
Heck, chances are good they've never even been in the same building at the same time.
And yet, they are a team, fighting for the same cause, working toward the same goal.
They want to stop Clay Bennett and Co. from moving the Sonics to Oklahoma City. They want to keep the NBA franchise in Seattle. Even though their backgrounds differ and their methods vary, they have become the faces of the resistance.
They are the Sonic Defenders.
"We're just trying to do the right thing," the first man to join the team said.
Brian Robinson is the director of Save Our Sonics, a grassroots fan group that sprouted up almost immediately after the Oklahoma-based owners purchased the team in 2006. He has done everything from leading rallies to lobbying legislators.
During the past year or so, Robinson has been joined by the mayor, the billionaire and their lawyers.
Seattle mayor Greg Nickels believes the Sonics need to fulfill the final two years of their KeyArena lease, and he is suing them to make it happen. He enlisted the help of former U.S. senator Slade Gorton, a lawyer who's fought before for sports in Seattle.
NBA commissioner David Stern called their tactics "a scorched earth policy."
Nickels' reply: "The city will be in court in June to hold the current owners to the agreement that they made."
The man whose companies have made billions off lattes and biscotti has filed a lawsuit of his own. Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz led the ownership group that sold the Sonics two years ago, and his suit contends that the current owners did not act in good faith when trying to secure a new arena deal for the team.
Schultz wants the sale voided.
And he's brought in Richard Yarmuth to help. Like Gorton, Yarmuth has helped previously in bringing and keeping pro sports in Seattle.
For the Sonic Defenders, the game is serious and the deficit is wide. The NBA Board of Governors has already agreed to the Sonics' relocation, and the team is trying to buy its way out its lease and move this summer.
"I can't say if I'd known how hard it would be I'd have gotten involved," Robinson said. "But we're here.
"Once you're in the game, you don't pull yourself out."