Blazer's Edge brings us this video of NBA commissioner David Stern, officially killing off the Seattle Sonics franchise, and all the hopes of their fans. It's almost grueling to watch.

We missed Bill Simmons' impassioned work for Sonics fans while we were on vacation, but it's really pretty excellent stuff, and exactly what a national sports columnist should be doing with his platform. Not that anyone will notice, or do anything, or care.