They can sell your team for millions, but they can't take the priceless memories:
- Listening to Bob Blackburn and Kevin Calabro broadcast games into my room while I ran around 10 square feet of carpet creating my own epic "hardwood" battles on the Nerf hoop.
- Attending the free "Seafirst/Sonics Jammin' Hoops Camp", which was about the most exciting thing to pass through my hometown of Yakima during the summer. As kids we were thrilled to get our pictures taken with any Sonics journeyman, but we also got to meet well-known figures such as Michael Cage, Avery Johnson, and George Karl.
- Being thrilled to see the Sonics and Trailblazers duke it out in the Kingdome in the 1 dollar seats obtained from the aforementioned camp.
- Riding with my dad 6 hours round trip to see a game in Key Arena as a teenager. Just me and him, winding our way over the Cascades, talking about experiences from his youth that I had never heard him talk about before. (Thanks Dad!)
Good bye Sonics. You will always be my team.