For Seattle sports fans, one of the worst things that could possibly happen is happening now. The Oklahoma City Thunder (AKA the Zombie Sonics) are four wins away from winning an NBA title. And regardless of what you think of LeBron, we now need him to step up to defend Seattle’s honor.
If you’re from Seattle, watching the NBA has been like drinking sour milk ever since July 2006. That’s when Howard Schultz sold the Seattle Supersonics to an Oklahoma City ownership group. Right then, Seattle fans knew the Sonics’ days in Seattle were numbered.
Even so, Redhook and thousands of other fans took on this cause back in 2008 when the whole crappy thing was unraveling. Still, it wasn’t enough.
Is it slightly pathetic that, four years after the Sonics left town, fans can’t let this go? Maybe. But if it is, count Redhook among the pathetic masses. The Sonics were in Seattle for 40 freakin’ years, then they were stolen from us. You never want to see your ex- become phenomenally happy after she’s kicked you to the curb.
Moving on to a complete non sequitur. Since Prometheus opens this weekend, Redhook thought it would be nice to review this heartwarming scene from Alien. It still holds up after 33 years.
Have a great weekend and raise a Redhook in honor of the dearly departed Sonics. Go Heat.