Friday, April 18

Decision Day


It is now just after noon in New York City, and while the owners of 30 NBA teams lunch on whatever millionaires and billionaires lunch on (caviar? $100 bills?), the fate of the Seattle SuperSonics, somewhat, hangs in the balance.

I say somewhat because, as we all know, that fate will be more concretely decided in mid-June during the court case between the team and the city.
But today’s vote will be interesting nonetheless. A number of possibilities await, among them:

-A unanimous or near-unanimous vote of YES to relocation (most likely)
-A vote of YES, with a condition attached related to the outcome of the trial (equally likely)
-A postponement of the vote (less likely)
-A NO vote (as likely as the three of us attending Karl Malone’s Hall of Fame induction)

Somewhere in between all of those options is the reality. In a numbers game, how many votes will Seattle get? Mark Cuban seems to be likely to say no, Paul Allen has been reported as leaning towards abstaining (way to take a stand, big fella), and the rest are seemingly on side with David Stern and Clay Bennett.

I’m putting the over/under on NO votes at 3. Feel free to chime in with your expectations.

UPDATE: Eric Williams at the TNT notes in his blog that the owners will be giving a press conference shortly, indicating the vote has already been held.

7 comments:

ryan said...

I'm going to take the under on that bet.

Oh, and Mr. Burns is an exceptional choice for David Stern. Well done!

chunkstyle23 said...

You know what's nuts, Pete? The cartoon I JUST SENT YOU has almost the exact same composition as that frame, and I didn't see it until after I sent it. Freaky brain sync voodoo.

nuss said...

Stranger still - it was Paul who picked the picture, not me. I'm more of a text-only guy myself.

Paul Merrill said...
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Paul Merrill said...

"Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do, We do.

Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do, we do.

Who keeps back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do, we do.

Who robs cavefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do, we dooooooo."

Paul Merrill said...

Don't worry, Raf--you'll have a chance to post your toon as soon at those rat bastard NBA owners announce their decision. WHY ARE THEY TAKING SO LONG?

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