Originally Posted by rodman91
Does Kemp & Payton history belong to OKC now or what?
my biggest concern is this.
another concern is the team history for 2 teams are going to be effected.
First the Sonics. Does OKC keep it, it reverts back to Seattle?
Second is the Kings. They don't have rings but they were contenders with Oscar Robertson and those teams then the Tiny Archibald Team, then Mitch Richmonds. and then the early 2000's Kings who were extremely fun.
If Seattle history stays in Seattle. Then Kings history gets left out in the dust. If Seattle takes the Kings history, then we essentially have 2 sets of Seattle history. Crazy weird.
A good poster (can't remember who) likened it to Baltimore Ravens/Cleveland Browns. When Baltimore became the Ravens, they took Cleveland history to Baltimore. When Cleveland came back into the League, Baltimore history essentially began from the time they went to Baltimore and Cleveland took their Browns history back.
But that was essentially one established team, and an expansion franchise in the NFL. These are 2 legit NBA franchises with deep history.