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Boogie moving to Seattle?

Think you’re having a bad day?  It can’t be half as bad as DeMarcus Cousins’, who just found out he’s a signature away from moving to Seattle.

According to Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Maloof brothers are finalizing an agreement to sell the Kings franchise to Hansen-Ballmer, which will move the team to Seattle.  The deal will sell the Kings for approximately $500 million, with the Seattle group seeking relocation to Key Arena for next season.  The plan is to play two seasons at Key and then move into a brand new arena.  Wojnarowski tweeted, “No agreement signed, but one source describes deal as “1st and goal at 1.” Maloofs history of changing course late still makes many uneasy.”

DeMarcus tweeted, “Wow…”

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

36 Comments for Boogie moving to Seattle?

  1. Eric
    2:25 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Seattle, although it may be rainy, is a much better place that Sacramento…just ask Shawn Kemp, who STILL lives there. Boogie is exactly the kind of player that they will love in Seattle.

  2. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    2:29 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    As a big Sonics fan while I as growing up, this is awesome to hear.

  3. welcome to Seattle
    2:32 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Seattle better than Sacarmento….the only thing in sactown is old ppl and arnolds old ball sweat

  4. Who needs tickets
    2:34 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    I have two tickets for sale to the UK UT game Tuesday at 7:00 , will sell at face value $80 SEC 230 Row R seats 14 & 15

  5. Who needs tickets
    2:35 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    If interested text me at 502 338 2355

  6. Jonah Hex
    2:38 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    No question, this is an upgrade.

  7. asfd
    2:40 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    The fact that Seattle has been working so hard to get another team shows that they are devoted AND they’ve learned not to take their team for granted this time.

    It’s a great area, unless you’re allergic to mold.

  8. flexington
    2:40 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Wish Louisville was still an option, would love to see Boogie playing for the new age KY Colonels at the YUM Center. I still think that an NBA team would do extremely well in Louisville. Drawing in people from Cincinnati, Louisville, Lexington, Surrounding towns and counties. Weekday game attendance is the only question mark in terms of getting people in the seats. Someone make this happen please, we have too much passion for BBall statewide not to have a pro team.

  9. SeoulCat
    2:40 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Seattle is a GREAT town (Sac-town, on the other hand? Even my buddy from Sacramento calls the place “Whack-town.”). I don’t understand how this could be bad for anyone.

  10. JLP
    2:43 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    As a Seattle area resident, I love this news. I was hoping to see Boogie traded to Boston until this news broke. It would be cool to run into him while wearing some of my UK shirts or hats.

  11. Just an FYI
    2:48 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    For those that have hope for an NBA team in Louisville, the Bucks not the Kings has always been the more likely target.

  12. Naa
    2:53 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    I thought the Bucks were most likely to relocate to Seattle and that Sacramento would be to Louisville? Thats what I’ve heard for a while now. BUT not like any of us have any insider information regarding NBA franchise moves.

  13. Steve Fitts
    2:55 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    I guess this pretty much kills Louisville’s chance of landing an NBA team in the near future.

    3:01 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink


    I don’t think this is a bad day at all. You get to move from the armpit of Californian cities to one of the greatest cities on the west coast. Not to mention they have some of the best fans around … just ask Ken Griffey or the Mariners organization. I think that Boogie should be excited about every part of this except for maybe getting cold seeing as he is from Alabama.


  15. Bluebloodtoo
    3:04 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Being that I live in Seattle, I think it would be great to be able to see Cuz play here, but I’m afraid his temper will get a much worse reaction from the fans here (assuming they can muster enough fan support). This culture here is very much against emotional outbursts. I like to explain it by saying that all the hippies moved to seattle and took over the culture and government here. It’s not a bad place, but it’s definitely different from a culture standpoint.

  16. ummmm
    3:04 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    If i got paid the money that man does i wouldnt give a shit where you moved me!

  17. RealCatsFan
    3:07 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Lived in Seattle for a few months on a business development project back in the early 90’s. Beautiful town, lots to do, and the people there were friendly for the most part. Weather? Well, while I was there they had a record stretch of warm, dry weather – more like San Diego. Then October hit and it turned back into Seattle weather – rainy, cloudy, misty. But honestly, if you look at the data, Seattle’s weather is not much drearier than the weather here in Kentucky.

    Oh yeah, lots of homeless too, so Ryan Lemond could never live there.

  18. Erson Ilyasova > Enes Kanter
    3:11 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    The Bucks aren’t going anywhere until Herb Kohl dies or buys an NHL franchise to move to Milwaukee.

  19. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    3:12 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    #16 – Amen! Although with the current Mary J situation, Seattle would be close to the top for me.

  20. Downcline
    3:13 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    I was a HUGE Sonics fan, this could be amazing!!!

  21. Nooo
    3:13 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    At least he will get to play in the rain. Everyday.

  22. ONE EYE
    3:29 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Boogie and hippies wow :0

  23. Badams
    3:56 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    If they do move, the Kings will no longer exist. Seattle kept all their rights to the Supersonics trademark and colors so I have no doubt they would be the Seattle Supersonics again…just like what the Cleveland Browns done.

  24. Haha
    4:11 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    YES! Glad the Supersonics are comin’ back! Get real people only franchise we have a shot at is the Bucks.

  25. wildcat
    4:15 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    from what i read on message boards seattle would rather have NHL team instead and could care less for the NBA

  26. Just an FYI
    4:16 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    There have been more talks between the Bucks and Louisville than between the Kings and Louisville. Kohl is almost 80 and Milwaukee has the worst arena in the NBA once the Kings leave Sacramento (they were never going to come east). A lot is going on behind the scenes to make this happen.

  27. jerry lucas
    4:35 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    so if they move to seattle there will be no evidence of the cincinnati royals left?

  28. Bad day?
    5:08 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    You mean a bad day is getting paid millions of dollars to play a game? Then my day must be hell.

  29. Big Whoop
    5:10 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Boogie’s gonna get a rain tan.

  30. Jon
    5:10 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Totally got this backwards Drew, Seattle is a major upgrade over Sacramento. Aside from the fact that Boogie desperately needs new ownership to create a better situation around him, being the centerpiece of the returning-beloved-team in a sports crazed city is just what he needs.

  31. Bluebloodtoo
    5:13 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    17 – This is one of those cases where the numbers don’t tell the whole story. Yes the average precipitation amounts and temps look similar to Ky, but the difference is the rate of rainfall and number of sunny days. In Ky, when it rains it really rains and you get a decent rate of rainfall. In seattle, it will mist all day long for 4 days and you will only get about 15 full days of sunshine from December to the end of May most years.

  32. Bluebloodtoo
    5:15 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    30 – Sports crazed city? This post WAS about Seattle, right? Did someone look at the number of sports bars in Seattle vs the number of yoga places or coffee houses?

    Can anyone tell I really miss KY?

  33. Edward Louis Severson III
    5:25 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Seattle is awesome!

  34. cwashcatfan
    8:13 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    I live 2 hours from Seattle and I’m excited to see the Sonics potentially coming back plus with Boogie. Still skeptical about him being here for long but a new owner and a rabid fan base could help him with confidence and happiness with his team. Plus a ton more to do– a nicer city than Sacramento.

    9:26 pm January 9, 2013 Permalink

    Seattle sucks but as bad as Sacramento.

  36. RandyZ
    8:41 am January 10, 2013 Permalink

    Believe this would be an awesome move, and a great NBA town for Boogie.
    Our son & family live in Portland, and the Trail Blazers have huge fans.
    More visits in our future from Elizabethtown LOL