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Return of SuperSonics closer to reality

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It has been 5 years since the Seattle SuperSonics were moved to Oklahoma City to become the Thunder. Now a group of investors in Seattle is poised to do to Sacramento what was done to them, by "relocating" the Kings -- very much against the wishes of Sacramento. Most amazing fact: the owner of the Thunder, widely considered the Art Modell of basketball, is now chairman of the NBA's relocation committee!

Cities seem to appreciate a sports franchise more if they've lost it before.

Look at New Orleans and Charlotte in the NBA.

Or look at Baltimore in the NFL.

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