The Coffee Man and OKC Thunder Share A Cup.
Before they morphed into the OKC Thunder, your NBA Oklahoma City Thunder, they were the Seattle Supersonics.
Everybody knows this, or ought to. The Sonics were Portland’s best rival on the west coast. Better than the Warriors who just spanked the Blazers, better than the Kings, Clippers, and Lakers.
It was a Northwest thing.
Watching the Blazers play the Thunder with non-sports people is a golden opportunity to review what happened.
Reading former Sonics owner Howard Schultz’s recent letter to his partners on starbucks.com adds to the story.
Best of all is tying it all together with Grantland’s post on media relations between the Thunder and OKC sports writers.
Before dumping on the way the Sonics were swindled out of town, let’s agree that Starbucks billionaire Schultz is a good man with the best of intentions. [Read More…]
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