Does it mean anything? Anything at all?
The answer for Seattle always has been, and always will be that we get a building done. If we get a building done and we do it for Clay or other ownership then it does not matter what he has applied for or what he tells David Stern. Now is the time for the politicians to start sweating things a bit and make sure that we put the choice in front of the NBA. Do they abandon this market to satisfy a guys desire to fill his hometown market? It's really simple.
I wonder whether they will be allowed to formally apply for relocation prior to a lease expiration? Is David Stern really going to allow a 3 year lame-duck period?