Rather than post my own thoughts on this matter I'm going to link a simply fabulous editorial piece by the Seattle Times' James Vesely. Please check out this piece and discuss it here. If anyone has read the books he cites, or would like to take a look that would be great!
My sympathies are with the SuperSonics. That's not because of the way they are playing the arena game, but because they are subjected to the endless second-guessing and manipulation of Seattle's uncertainty about itself.
A city this blessed with energy and talent can't decide if it is Vancouver, B.C., or Tacoma, and ends up not quite either