Oklahoma OK by NBA
While a SuperSonics-Oklahoma City marriage appears to be a foregone conclusion at this point, there is one scenario that could block the Sonics’ move before their pending KeyArena court case settles.
Despite the Hornets’ success this season, New Orleans doesn’t appear to be working as a viable NBA home. The Hornets’ average attendance is a league-low 11,478, leading some insiders to speculate that owner George Shinn will move his club to Oklahoma City, which hosted the team for parts of the past two seasons in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
If the Sonics get there first, though, it’s believed the Hornets would shift their focus to Seattle after their lease in New Orleans expires in 2012.
Did you know?
• At 10-1 so far in December, Portland is guaranteed of its first winning month since going 8-6 in November 2004.
• Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who owns a mixed martial arts promotional company, is in talks with boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to bring him into the sport.
• The Clippers haven’t won consecutive games since starting the season 4-0.
The last word
“The city is on suicide watch, and we’re right in the hunt.”
Suns guard, on the high expectations Phoenix fans have this season
The Celtics’ schedule gets much more challenging this week as they embark on their first trip through the Western Conference — at Sacramento, Seattle, Utah and the Lakers.