There is a very good chance that NBA basketball will be making its way back to Seattle in the near future.
The Supersonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City – who later became the Thunder – to begin the 2008-2009 season.
However, in 2012, a group of investors came forward with a plan to build a new arena and revive the Supersonic name. This led to a chain of events that may in fact move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.
The NBA owners will meet April 18-19 in New York City to consider the fate of the Kings. If the move is agreed upon the Kings will be no more and the Supersonics will come back from the dead.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson – a former NBA point guard for the Cavaliers and Suns – announced on Monday a fan-focused video competition called The Last Word.
The Last Word gives Kings fans age 10 and older the opportunity to submit a 60-second video that makes a “closing argument” for why the NBA should keep the Kings in Sacramento instead of allowing the team to move to Seattle.
Contest participants have until noon on April 15 to submit their video to the Think Big Sacramento website. The next day, the top ten will be shown on the website and the creator of each video will receive a $500 gift card from Fila.com.
Fila announced its plans to release a retro basketball shoe in honor of Johnson’s playing days in the NBA. The shoe company has already donated $25,000 with a commitment of $25,000 for in-kind merchandise to support Think Big Sacramento’s efforts to save the Sacramento Kings and build a downtown arena.
The video contest is a joint effort of Think Big Sacramento and grassroots organizations such as: Here We Stay, Crown Downtown, Here We Buy, the Playing to Win Tour, and Sactown Royalty. All of the organizations have been major contributors in the effort to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
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