Category: Sports

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Build It Privately or Let the Sonics Go At the End of Their Lease

Steve Kelley is back to wanting to subsidize the Sonic’s owners and players. OK, I understand. He has never been opposed to using tax payer money to line Clay Bennett’s pockets; to help pay the dramatically excessive player salaries. Some comments on a few of Steve’s thoughts: These robber barons want to move the team, period. Nothing new here. The rest of us knew this from the day the sale was announced. And this detailed relocation plan is a sobering call to arms for Seattle’s mayor and city council, for the governor and the state Legislature. And a call for...

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Staying for the Spoils?

Steve Kelley in a column about whether Spencer Hawes may stay another year or more at Montlake quotes Bill Frieder: “If he leaves and does whatever he’ll do in the NBA, he’ll never have another day that compares with today,…” There was a point in the second half of yesterday’s win over UCLA that I said the same thing from my couch as I watched Hawes overflow with excitement after a particularly nice play. Earlier in the article Kelley says: Deep into his first year of college, Hawes is digging life on Montlake. The game is slowing down. The pressure...