View Full Version : But remember, he's consistently wrong...
10-13-2008, 10:20 AM
This is from SonicsCentral yesterday:
Brian Robinson Says:
October 12th, 2008 at 4:08 pm
I will say that both Kevin and Jeff Green have told ownership flat out they donít see themeselves staying in OKC. They donít like ownershp and their commentary 1 on 1 is pretty dramatic. remember who reps Kevin Durant. it is Seattle based Eric Goodwin who also repped GP.
10-13-2008, 10:30 AM
Iím sure its not that bad but seriously these guys have to be worried when all Barrack Obama can talk about is taxing wealthy oil executives.
Uhhhh .. memo to Brian, McClendon is in the NATURAL GAS business , bud , you've got it all confused.
I think those folks are bitter and they still don't have an arena.
10-13-2008, 10:39 AM
FWIW, the agent is Aaron, not Eric, Goodwin.
Even the Hornets had reservations about playing in OKC at first and then they all loved a quarter of the way through the first year in OKC. I'm sure that Collison, Durant and Green all prefer playing in Seattle but at some point will be won over by the OKC fans and the hospitality of the people.
10-13-2008, 11:32 AM
Surely no one here reasonably expects any remotely objective pro-Oklahoma kernels coming from Mr. Robinson. The SonicsCentral name says it all. Consider the source, simultaneously wink & grin, and move on to blogs that actually matter. :)
I'm confident y'all will wear favorably upon the young Thunder players as they mature. Keep your head held high.
10-13-2008, 11:51 AM
Brian: Name the last restricted free agent worthy of a max-contract who changed addresses.
10-13-2008, 12:13 PM
This guy Robinson is a ignoramus. His whole premise is based on his dancing on Chesapeake/McClendon's grave. But he doesn't mention that Microsoft is down 40% for the year to date as well. The real estate market in Seattle is cratering. I doubt Griffin and Ballmer are real flush to be putting $150 million into a public building, buying a team and losing $20 million a year right now, either. I suspect that while Robinson is pointing fingers at McClendon and Bennett and saying "told ya so", Griffin and Ballmer are saying "whew!"
It's a GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS, Brian. EVERYONE is worse off right now. Pull your head out!
10-13-2008, 12:43 PM
Actually, Brian is not an ignoramus. He's a sharp guy, a good guy and a family man. I had a few beers with him one time. The issue here is perspective. His perspective is that something he cares about was stolen from him. He fought hard to keep that from happening. In the end it didn't happen, and it sucks to be in that position. The other perspective is that we are glad that we have what we have and he should get over it. I see both sides.
If he was posting over here, inciting fights that would be one thing, but he's on his own site coming from his perspective...
CoCajun said: "Consider the source, simultaneously wink & grin, and move on to blogs that actually matter."
I think that is excellent advice.
FWIW I really wish that the NBA would put a new team in Seattle so that everybody gets to have their cake and eat it too.
10-13-2008, 12:52 PM
ThunderGuru great perspective. Oklahoma City should take note of what will happen IF we don't support OUR team. Oklahoma City the future of the Thunder lies in the hands of Oklahomans. Support this team through thick and thin and all the other distractions will be that distractions. That includes the ownership group because the franchise will be profitable.
10-13-2008, 01:06 PM
His perspective is that something he cares about was stolen from him.
Nothing was "stolen." The franchise was sold by one of Seattle's own, bought and paid for by Oklahomans and legally moved to OKC with the NBA's consent and approval.
10-13-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm not going to worry what Durant and Green told Thunder ownership. Let's let them live here a few years, and see what happens at contract time. They may find they like it better than they think they will. Or we may find we're not sorry to see them go.....you never know how players will develop in the NBA.
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