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Sonics vs Warriors Game Thread

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Good luck finding this on TV anywhere after David Stern likely tried to yank it off ESPN in a fit of pique, or to limit discussion of impending litigation.

And so we come to the final game of the worst season in Sonics history.

All I can say is thank God this season is over. Honestly the entire experience of this year has almost (not quite, but almost) completely soured me on the NBA as entertainment.

So David Stern, if you're reading this, first of all ... you sir, are a tool. I never thought I'd ever see the day where I thought Gary Bettman was a better commissioner than you, but here we are. Secondly, you've miraculously managed to kill off about 95% of my enthusiasm and my interest for your league, its products and players. And in case you didn't know, I'm a guy who used to memorize the Street and Smith entry for every player on every NBA roster just 10 or 12 years ago. There wasn't a bigger NBA fan than me in those days. So from the bottom of my black little heart, thanks Dave (I can call you Dave, can't I? After all, I've been watching and laughing at you standing next to #1 draft picks who are two feet taller than you for nigh on two decades now-), big sticky thanks in fact, for killing the joy. I'll see what I can do to return the favor.

To the faithful: Maybe I'll see some of you when the draft rolls around? Here's hoping that when next season rolls around not only will we have some players to get excited about, but hopefully some positive news that this team, this sport that brings us all together from disparate parts of not only the US, but the world itself will have found a way to mend itself and become what it once was to me, and I expect to many of you.

Thanks as always for your readership of my often disjointed ramblings and your conversation. As a group you comprise the most passionate, intelligent sports fans community I have ever seen and it's often humbling to see your dedication. I am proud to be associated with this site and with you all. Take care of yourselves in the offseason and talk to y'all soon.