Originally Posted by Interminator
Although the move was messy GP and SK will have to look past the fact they're in Oklahoma which will be years from now and accept it as being the Sonics Franchise instead of the OKC Franchise.
Uhm. NO. Point blank. No. The settlement determined that OKC could not use the Sonics logo, or history. They will basically be an expansion team without a draft. Unless I read something wrong.
Which makes a huge difference.
The answer is simply that GP and SK will have to wait. I mean if I understand the settlement correctly, OKC CAN'T retire their jerseys, because they played for the Sonics, and OKC can't recognize that.
Even if that wasn't an issue, I would use what little celebrity I had to make a protest and refuse to have my jersey retired unless its in Seattle. People will know how great he is, without having his jersey retired in another arena.
BTW, while I was looking at that Best Damn Sports Show youtube clip, I came along this: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CAwYkr...eature=related