Former NBA'er A "Heavily Armed Heroin Addict" With Grenade Launcher

Last month police raided the home of one Trygve Lief Bjorkstam and found drugs, guns, prostitutes...and former Sonics center Robert Swift. According to KOMO News police have finally charged Swift with a gun crime in connection with the raid after a "military-style grenade launcher" (!!) and sawed-off shotgun, among… » 11/13/14 9:24pm 11/13/14 9:24pm

Mark Cuban: No One In The NBA Would Stop A Franchise From Moving To…

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Cubes thinks it's a matter of time before the Sonics return to Seattle. » 10/01/12 6:10pm 10/01/12 6:10pm

I Bought My Ticket But The Game Was Gone: Pearl Jam And The…

If you were going to pick a day to be a fly on the wall, you could do a lot worse than Oct. 8, 1990, in the dank downtown Seattle basement-cum-rehearsal space where Eddie Vedder, having arrived on a plane from California that morning, sang with Pearl Jam for the first time. » 9/21/11 5:47pm 9/21/11 5:47pm

Spencer Hawes Honors The Seattle SuperSonics With A Terrible Haircut

The people of Seattle will go to great lengths to honor their former team. They will heckle billionaires. They will refuse free, courtside seats to the NBA playoffs. And they will shave an outline of the Seattle Space Needle into the backs of their heads. » 7/25/11 5:25pm 7/25/11 5:25pm

NBA Selects Man Who Relocated The Sonics And Lied About It To Head…

It gets worse for Sacramento. David Stern has appointed Clay Bennett, second-most hated man of Seattle and 2008 Oklahoman of the Year, to lead its Relocation Committee. The deadline for the Kings decision has also been extended to May 2. » 4/15/11 2:40pm 4/15/11 2:40pm

The Seattle Sonics Could Not Be Saved

Sonics Owner Clay Bennett is a jowly-faced bastard. I'm doing him a favor by calling him that because that’ s probably one of the kinder things he'll be called from now on by heartbroken Seattle residents, who after two years of thinking their beloved 41-year-old franchise would stick around if they lobbied hard… » 7/03/08 2:15pm 7/03/08 2:15pm

Sonics Ownership Seems To Be Unable To Delete Old E-Mails

Any mail client has it. Trash can. Deleted items. They all call it something different, but my God, it's right there. A half-terrabyte of data doesn't mean you save every freakin' Twitter message that comes your way. The Seattle Supersonics management might have gotten away with merely being hated in Seattle for… » 5/24/08 3:40pm 5/24/08 3:40pm

Clay Bennett Is Happy To Screw Oklahoma Too

For some reason, we imagined Oklahoma City welcoming Clay Bennett and the Sonics with arms extended, lying prostrate, screaming "thank you" to the heavens. Anytime someone does something to a city as horrible as what Bennett has done to Seattle, there has to be someone who benefits, right? Other than just the owner?… » 4/17/08 1:35pm 4/17/08 1:35pm

The Pain Of The Sonics Lingers


Those already missing the Sonics in Seattle will enjoy this sappy yet effective video looking at the team's best moments in the Pacific Northwest. Always good to remember the Glove. » 4/15/08 5:45pm 4/15/08 5:45pm

Shocking Newsflash: Clay Bennett Is A Liar

Since they bought the Seattle Sonics, Clay Bennett and company have claimed that they did not have the initial intention to move the team to Oklahoma City. (They even told David Stern as much.) No one has ever believed them, and now there's proof. » 4/10/08 3:40pm 4/10/08 3:40pm

This Is What It Sounds Like When A Franchise Dies


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. » 3/05/08 4:10pm 3/05/08 4:10pm

The Depressing Last Days Of The Seattle Sonics

We don't know many Sonics fans, but if we did, we'd mostly be tiptoeing around them these days. It's one thing to make fun of a Knicks fan; at least the Knicks aren't going anywhere. (Sadly.) But Sonics fans ... what can you say to them these days? » 2/19/08 5:01pm 2/19/08 5:01pm

Draft Kevin Durant Meets Its Namesake

You may remember the great Draft Kevin Durant site, which implored the Blazers to draft Durant over Greg Oden. One might say the pick worked out well for both the Sonics and the Blazers; the Sonics have their franchise player to take with them to Oklahoma City and the Blazers are the NBA's hottest team, and they still… » 12/26/07 4:40pm 12/26/07 4:40pm

Knicks Keep On Falling ...

The NBA Closer is written by our own Canadian weekend maestro J.E. Skeets. When he's not busy scouring the box scores or trying to find Schenectady, NY on a map, he can be heard on The Basketball Jones daily podcast. Enjoy! » 12/13/07 9:15am 12/13/07 9:15am