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SEATTLE NBA: Basketball economics must change

Letter by David J. Clark, Spanaway on Dec. 9, 2010 at 11:43 am | 13 Comments »
December 9, 2010 1:10 pm

There’s much speculation about a possible relocation of Charlotte’s troubled NBA franchise to Seattle.

Current economics have ravaged every aspect of society and a number of NBA franchises are now bleeding financially on many fronts. The economic model screams for change; basketball must adapt or it will continue to erode its own foundation, the fans. The economic equation must include making it affordable again to the fan base so they can support NBA basketball.

Before we can even think about jumping back into bed with David Stern and the NBA helping him bail out his sinking ship, we must first find a source of private money to funnel into an arena solution. In a perfect world, perhaps a knight in shining armor such – as Steve Balmer – could slay such a dragon and finally resolve this issue. Then basketball could be about basketball again.

Until such a time, the NBA in Seattle will always be about Sonicgate, politics, greed, power and collusion.

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