Sounds Like The NBA is Heading Back to Seattle

Seattle Supersonics fans rejoice, it sounds like you could be watching live NBA basketball in the near future. Reports are surfacing stating the NBA is considering Seattle as the league's next expansion city. 

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan spoke to the media citing how optimistic she was about their chances of landing an NBA franchise. Durkan recently met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the conversation by all accounts was extremely positive.

It is very good news for the city of Seattle that (the NBA is) thinking of an expansion team. I think (Silver) has said publicly that Seattle is at the top of the list. Look, if there's basketball karma, we'll get the Sonics. If there's economics involved, we'll get the Sonics. If there's just smart, what's the best city in America, we'll get the Sonics. So, I'm pretty optimistic.

Given the pandemic and the hundreds of millions of dollars the NBA has recently lost, it makes sense that expansion isn't on the front burner for the league but this is a huge step for the city of Seattle. They've never been closer to getting back their team!

Add in the fact the Seattle Kraken of the NHL start play next season in the revamped KeyArena which is now called the Climate Pledge Arena. While $1 billion went into the arena itself, an additional $50 million was spent to ensure the building was NBA ready.

Dust off those Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and Kevin Durant jerseys! It won't be long until the Seattle Supersonics can reintroduce themselves. 

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