For It Before They Were Against It


In an effort to get out of a stadium lease so they can skip town, the NBA's Seattle Supersonics are arguing in court motions that the team has no economic and little social impact on the city. Odd, since the team argued precisely the opposite when it was trying to get the city to foot the bill for a new stadium. Now that they want to leave, everything's topsy-turvey.

The team and league are also making the opposite argument in Oklahoma City, where they're pushing a $100 million tax package to move the Sonics from the Northwest.