Curse the Thunder?
I’ve got two important things to tell folks in Seattle.
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A couple nights back, the Thunder opened the NBA era in Oklahoma City. It was a rousing, rowdy, glorious night. It was sign of how far our fair city and state have come.
It was also a bitter moment for Seattle and fans of the Sonics.
I get that. I think everyone in Oklahoma gets that. It wasn’t like the NBA left Seattle after a couple years. The Sonics were there for 41 years. They were an institution. They were a mainstay. Now, the team formally known as the Sonics is in Oklahoma City. I understand how that must feel.
But really, it’s time for Seattle to move beyond that. Citizens and fans need to channel their energy behind getting another NBA team there. Despite the animosity between the city and the league, the market is too big, the money too available for the tall guys in the short pants to stay out forever.
And yet, there’s evidence that everyone is not behind moving forward.
Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from about some Sonics fans who have started a website, www.cursethethunder.com. That’s right — Curse the Thunder.
Now, you might just chalk this up as a couple crazies with too much spare time on their hands. That’s what I did at first. Then, I decided to check out the website. It confirmed that this is the work of a couple crazies with too much spare time. They have “Curse the Thunder” gear, for goodness sakes.
But they’ve also had almost 11,000 people “curse” the Thunder. All a curse requires is a click of a button, but still … 11,000 curses? That says to me that Sonics fans haven’t moved on, haven’t started focusing on getting a new NBA team.
Listen, I think Seattle deserves a team as much as anyone outside of King County, but the only way to make sure that happens is to stop making crazy websites and all get on the same page.
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