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Every basketball fan in Seattle remembers when the Sonics were stolen from us -- ripped away from the city that loved them, and, in retrospect, right on the cusp of becoming great once more. The Sonics had already drafted most of what would become the core of the young Thunder, picking up Durant in 2007 and Westbrook and Ibaka in 2008, right before the team moved.
Now it looks like Seattle might have a chance to get a team back. An ownership group from Seattle is in negotiations with the owners of the Kings (a franchise that only had 75% attendance in the league's smallest stadium last year) to move the team to Seattle.
On the one hand, a basketball team in Seattle would be outstanding. Seattle's a basketball town from way back. But the Kings aren't the Sonics -- they've got their own history and traditions, their own passionate fan base who will be gutted if this deal goes through. Is it really fair to steal a team from another town because it was done to us in the past?