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In 2008, Clay Bennett up and moved the Seattle Sonics to Oklahoma City in the final move of a well-orchestrated heist. Since then, Seattle has been trying to get a new NBA franchise (with no luck) all-the-while despising Bennett and his Thunder.
One OKC columnist noticed that we're pretty happy about the Seahawks making the Super Bowl and proposed that it's a good time for the two cities to be friends (again?).
Listen, you leave our basketball team alone and we promise not to come after your football team. We have a thing for football and playmakers named Russell W. in this city. The Seahawks would be a nice fit, though we'd probably have to change their name to the Barons or Energy or something like that. Kidding!
Seattle responded accordingly…
We'll always root against the OKC Thunderp franchise, just like we rooted against our other Western Conf rivals the Utah Jazz & LA Lakers...— Sonicsgate (@Sonicsgate) January 23, 2014
... but with a stolen team bonus that shoots this to the top of the rivalry hierarchy.— Sonicsgate (@Sonicsgate) January 23, 2014