Saturday, December 16, 2006

New best record, and it wasn't us

I mentioned Ray Allen probably wishing he'd never gotten into that fight back in January... I'll bet at this point he's just wishing he could get back onto the court. Six games straight out now with a bone bruise in his right foot? Bummer.

Friday night marking the Seattle SuperSonics helping the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the holder of the best record in the Eastern Conference? Bigger bummer.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Collison's sunny start

Looks like Nick Collison is settling in perfectly, with a career-high 21 points on Friday against Indiana. It's been three games now and he's looking good, averaging 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in each, shooting 60.7% from the field. Way to go, Collison - let's see more for the Seattle SuperSonics!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

You can't take it back

Remember when the Seattle SuperSonics' Ray Allen got into the brawl with Orlando Magics' Keyon Dooling back in January?

"Dooling was suspended five games, costing him $172,000 in game paychecks. Allen was suspended for three games and lost $441,000. Dooling received the harsher punishment. After the two were ejected, he tried to go after Allen in the locker-room area until being restrained by security.

Since the incident, Dooling and Allen have apologized to one other, meeting before the Sonics faced the Magic in Orlando on Nov. 8."

From the sound of that, I'm betting they'd both wished they'd laid off the fisticuffs that day. :/

Saturday, November 04, 2006

SuperSonics Came Back

The Seattle Supersonics had a pretty dramatic comeback against the L. A. Lakers, considering we were down by as much as 20 points in the first half. The Sonics even pulled ahead 102-100 with under 5 minutes to go. The Lakers' Ronny Turiaf turned out to be our nemesis, tying things up with a couple of free throws followed by a go-ahead jumper. Of course, there was also Kobe Bryant, evidently recovered from surgery; he chipped in 23 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. Larry Odom put the nail on our coffin with 5 free throws in the final minute, bringing his game point total to 28.

Our guys had some nice stats, too. Ray Allen had 30 and Rashard Lewis had 28. But the ultimate one (Lakers 118, SuperSonics 112) -- not so nice.

Still, I'd have to concede that ticket-holders got their money's worth of pro basketball on this one. And the season is just barely started.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Sonics Deal Signed and Sealed, But...

Now the big question for us Seattle fans is, will the SuperSonics (and the WNBA Seattle Storm) be delivered as well?

The new owners, Clay Bennett and a group of investors, are from Oklahoma City. That's significant because Oklahoma City has had a taste of NBA basketball that started when the New Orleans Hornets were blown out of their home by Hurricane Katrina. Oklahomans seem to be hooked -- tickets to the Hornets games at Ford Center sold out 24 times last season. Average attendance was over 18,000 per game...compared to 16,199 per game in Seattle's KeyArena.

Bennett has said he'll do all he can to keep the SuperSonics at least in the vicinity of Seattle. But when the Hornets go back to New Orleans next season, what then?

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Old Home Week in Kansas

The occasion was a preseason game between the Seattle Supersonics and the Chicago Bulls, but it happened at Kansas University, where key players from each team were once teammates. In fact, the Bulls' Kirk Hinrich and the Sonics' Nick Collison not only played together back in the years 1999 thru 2003, they led the Jayhawks to the national championship game their senior year. And you can see what they've been up to since then.

Hinrich ended up with 11 points to Collison's 12, but the Bulls pulled the game out in OT, 110-105. Pretty darn close, and that's how most fans in Allen Fieldhouse wanted it.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Supersonics & Gatorade promote health!

The seattle supersonics team up with Gatorade to motivate students in seattles. Acheiving the nation's 85th percentile or above wins these students a "Hip To Be Fit" T-shirt. Including an opportunity to be recognized as a fitness leader at a sonics game.

Monday, October 02, 2006

back at camp

The Sonics headed back to training camp yesterday, inviting six players to join them. Denham Brown and Mike Wilks are not really new faces, as Brown was the Sonics second draft pick in June, and Wilks came aboard at the trade deadline last season. This leaves a few others: Kenny Adeleke (Hartford ’06) will join up as a forward after an impressive college career. Desmon Farmer (USC ’04) spent two training camps with the Pacers but never made the cut at guard or forward. Last season he played for the Tulsa 66ers, laying down 42.8% of his 3-point attempts. Milt Palacio spent last year with the Utah Jazz, and he’ll be gunning for third point-guard on the roster. Kareem Rush, a 2002 first-round pick, has backed up the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant for the past two years.

Monday, July 10, 2006

What happened there then?

The turnaround in the NBA Finals this year just blew me away! Rooting for the underdog is a particular hobby of mine, and to see the Dallas Mavericks perform with such heart (particularly the young Devin Harris) only to fall at the end in such a fashion was heartbreaking. I found some of the calls against Dallas (esp. in game 3) somewhat questionable.

From a Seattle Supersonics fan to y’all down in Dallas: See you in the finals next year!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

A Little News and Whatnot

Well the Seattle Supersonics landed the tenth pick in the NBA Draft lottery. Also we have resigned Detlef Schrempf, the assistant coach we brought on in the middle of the season. I am not sure who I am cheering for in the NBA Playoffs. I would like to see the Dallas Mavericks win because they never have bu it is hard not to like the Suns for what Steve Nash has done with them.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Playoff hopes and fears.

The LA Lakers are up one game over the Phoenix Suns, yet I doubt they will win the series. I have said all season that the Lakers would go out in the first round if they made it at all. I am looking forward to watching the Dallas Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs this year. In previous years they have feared the Spurs but I see the Mavericks walking all over them this time around.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Another Celebrity Escapes Repercussions for Illegal Behavior

Rashard Lewis was given a one year suspended sentence for reckless driving and failing sobriety tests. Why is it that famous people and athletes get a slap on the wrists when the rest of us get nailed to the wall for breaking the law? It is a double standard that needs to be addressed because it sends the wrong message to young and impressionable people. Why abide by society’s rules if the people we look up to don’t have too?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

It’s just too bad. You know?

The Seattle Supersonics pulled out a win against the Philadelphia 76ers coming from behind and taking the lead in the final seconds. Rashard Lewis grabbed a steal with little time left to seal the deal and secure the Sonics 102-98 win. He has been a reliable and constant force on this Sonics team. It is just too bad his influence hasn’t helped us pull off a Sonics winning season.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Cover Dirk and Terry Well

The Seattle Supersonics are going up against the Dallas Mavericks again on Saturday and after our 97-104 loss to them at Key Arena, I don’t hold out a lot of hope that we can beat the Mavericks at their American Airlines Center. We can count on Rashard Lewis for a lot of points but need to play good defense on Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry to win.