I was amazed reading Peter Callaghan’s column on the possible return of the Sonics (TNT, 1-24). Why all the negative comments? True, it would heart-breaking for the diehard Sacramento Kings fan, but sadly and unfortunately this is how the big business of sports has operated for decades. (Anyone remember the Philadelphia Athletics?)
My main issue with his comments is that he makes Clay Bennett the villain. The true villain in the death of the Sonics was Howard Schultz. He had to know he was selling the team to a carpetbagger who had no intention of keeping the team here. If he didn’t, then I got a bridge to sell him.
Callaghan should stick to writing about politics. Any casual sports fan knows that NBA championship banners are not “flown”; they are hung from the rafters. Also, there would be no need to make a copy of the Sonics’ 1979 trophy to display; the original is currently on display in Seattle