When did SuperSonics leave Seattle?

When did the Seattle SuperSonics stop being a team?

2008 The SuperSonics competed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league's Western Conference Pacific and Northwest divisions from 1967 until 2008. After the 2007–08 season ended, the team relocated to Oklahoma City, where they now play as Oklahoma City Thunder.

Why did the NBA get rid of the Seattle SuperSonics?

On July 18, 2006, the Basketball Club of Seattle, led by Schultz, sold the SuperSonics and its sister team, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)'s Seattle Storm, after failing to reach an agreement with the city of Seattle over a publicly funded $220 million expansion of KeyArena.

Why did the Seattle SuperSonics change their name?

When the Seattle Supersonics were moved to Oklahoma City following the 2007-08 season, fans voted on the team's new name from a set list of possibilities. The name Thunder was chosen over others like the Bison, Wind, Energy, Marshalls and Barons (per Mentalfloss.com's Scott Allen).

Where did the Seattle SuperSonics end up?

Oklahoma City The lease required the SuperSonics to play in Seattle's KeyArena until 2010 but Bennett decided to bite the bullet and terminate it early so the franchise could move to his hometown Oklahoma City quicker. The Thunder would play their first season in 2008-09 and has been in Oklahoma City ever since.

Why is there a snake on the 76ers court?

Playing off of a famous political cartoon drawn by Benjamin Franklin, the snake is the imagery of "Join, or Die," a rallying cry to pre-independence United States. The 76ers adopted the image as homage to Philadelphia in 2018 during the team's playoff run as part of the "Phila Unite" marketing campaign.

What NFL team does Kentucky root for?

Kansas: The Kansas City Chiefs in nearby Missouri—that's pretty obvious… Kentucky: The Indianapolis Colts, The Tennessee Titans, or The Cincinnati Bengals. Mississippi: The New Orleans Saints, The Tennessee Titans, or the Atlanta Falcons. Montana: The Seattle Seahawks, or the Denver Broncos (kind of far away).

Which NFL team is in the smallest city?

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the smallest market to have a major pro sports team because of a population of around 105,100.