Tuesday, June 19

Stern-spiracy in Miami?

Photo from Sonicsgate Facebook page

This just in from the Sonicsgate Twitter feed:
  at the  Game4. Arena staff inexplicably confiscated our signs in Q2  
The Zombies have taken control of Miami--get out while you still can!!

10 comments:

criminy. said...

spineless assholes from okc/stern

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm sure the fact the signs were blocking the view of people paying $900 a ticket had nothing to do with it.

Anonymous said...

"Arena staff inexplicably confiscated our signs"

Think the arm & leg paid by the folks whose view was blocked might've had a wee bit to do with it? Those guys are way too full of themselves.

Paul Merrill said...

Yeah because people NEVER bring signs to games (*eye roll*).

According to the Sonicsgate dudes, the usher told them that one of the owners of OKC was very upset by the signs. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, GUYS!

Nicholas Giunta said...

Love you guys, keep up the great work. Lets hold hands and expose Stern and the NBA to the rest of the world (or at least the rest of the country).

Allow us to victoriously watch the Thunder burn in defeat.

PN said...

I'm with anonymous ... at least in regard to the first part (I don't think the SG guys are full of themselves - they're just full of Sonic pride!). It's one thing to dress up as zombies, but when you bring a sign that blocks the view of somebody paying $1000 for a ticket ... yeah, you're gonna get tossed. Remember, those people are season ticket holders, and not just any season ticket holders, they're the VIPs. The SG guys are just dudes there for one day - which side would you take if you were the Heat?

Paul Merrill said...

If it turns out that the complaints were actually from Heat fans who had their view of the game blocked, I would be 100 percent behind them removing the signs (or at least asking them to lower them). But the Sonicsgate guys stated that the ushers were explicitly told to remove the signs because they were "upsetting" the OKC owners, to which I say "YOUR FACE UPSETS ME, CLAY!"

jason said...

Baxter: I have an idea, though. On one side, the sign says “Beat OKC,” but once you flip it over it becomes a political statement [“Bring back our Seattle Supersonics”] and they had every right to take our signs away. We know this game wasn’t about our political statement, and we respect that.

Colin Baxter, as quoted by ESPN yesterday. Kind of a mixed message we're getting here. I'm all for keeping the heat (no pun int.) on the Thunder and Co., but at some point you have to realize that the NBA Finals are not about Seattle's woes. They're about the Heat and the Thunder, and especially when the game is in Miami. How would Seattle have liked it if a couple of Kansas City fans held up a Zombie Kings signs when the Sonics played the Bulls? If he was in front of me and I paid a whack of dough to see Kemp dunk on Jordan, I'd be pretty pissed, too.

Greg said...

The NBA Finals ARE about Seattle's woes, at least this year. The Kansas City analogy is kinda dumb since the Kings never played in Seattle or Chicago. If OKC was a legitimate franchise then they'd have a right to demand the country's undivided attention during the finals, but since they're really just the bastard children of a true NBA city their ugly little secret needs to be exposed. The NBA doesn't just get to pretend the Seattle thing never happened just because it's the finals.

PN said...

Actually, I think the rest of the country has moved on a lot faster than we think. Remember that ESPN poll that asked who people were rooting for in the finals? 48 states were rooting for OKC and only Washington and Florida were rooting for the Heat. In other words, in the court of public opinion, LeBron is a bigger evil than Clay Bennett. Like it or not, the rest of the country - outside of a few folks here and there - just doesn't give a damn. With that in mind, I think you can understand why Heat fans might be bugged by some guy holding up a sign that had nothing to with the teams on the court.