Sonics Gate Documentary Watch Here

Sonics Gate is a film that tells the story of how Washington and Seattle government took a hard decision in the face of getting boldface lied to by the new owners of the Seattle Sonics.

Clay Bennett, an Oklahoma businessman, bought the Seattle Supersonics NBA basketball team in 2006 and he pretended to want to engage the city and state governments in a sincere effort to want to stay in Seattle. But he made it fairly clear through his demands that he wanted no such thing.

Subsequent statements revealed through good journalism made his intentions more than clear his intentions. Those statements revealed truth.

I’ll know more about Sonics Gate the film when I watch it. I found out about it through Twitter/SonicsGate a few months ago but have never watched it. The group, Seattle Supersonics Historical Preservation Society helped bring the documentary to life.

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  • david gorelik

    i truly wonder how much the media[ESPN] which has a right wing ethos, had something to do with underplaying the sonics situation, given that they were being bought out by a right wing group to a conservative state. on the other hand,i do not think that the burden of supporting a pro team should be dumped on tax payers. the whole structure of this draconian corporate welfare system needs to be reformed or perhaps abolished. the structure as is current forces a zero sum proposition on the citizens of a metro area. if you [seattle] dont subsidize my team ill get oklahomans to.
    i guess basketball is more important than healthcare to some. we can have socialized sports but no medicine. give me a break!

  • david gorelik

    i truly wonder how much the media[ESPN] which has a right wing ethos, had something to do with underplaying the sonics situation, given that they were being bought out by a right wing group to a conservative state. on the other hand,i do not think that the burden of supporting a pro team should be dumped on tax payers. the whole structure of this draconian corporate welfare system needs to be reformed or perhaps abolished. the structure as is current forces a zero sum proposition on the citizens of a metro area. if you [seattle] dont subsidize my team ill get oklahomans to.
    i guess basketball is more important than healthcare to some. we can have socialized sports but no medicine. give me a break!