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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Takes Subtle Shot At Oklahoma While In Seattle Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="303"] Back in 2008, the city of Seattle lost their NBA team with the Supersonics leaving to Oklahoma City and becoming the Thunder. -- Lake [new_royalslider id="303"] Back in 2008, the city of Seattle lost their NBA team with the Supersonics leaving to Oklahoma City and becoming the Thunder. -- Lake Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Takes Subtle Shot At Oklahoma While In Seattle

Back in 2008, the city of Seattle lost their NBA team with the Supersonics leaving to Oklahoma City and becoming the Thunder.

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Unfortunately for Seattle, the Thunder almost immediately became a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden coming into their own.

On Sunday, Kobe Bryant made his way up to Seattle, Washington to participate in Richard Sherman’s celebrity softball game. Kobe talked about favoring the city of Seattle over Oklahoma, according to TulsaWorld.com:

“I’ve always enjoyed coming here. I’d much rather come here in the postseason than Oklahoma,” Bryant said.

Kobe played more than half of his career with the Supersonics playing in Seattle. The five-time NBA champion had plenty of battles with players like Gary Payton in Seattle and obviously still likes the city more than Oklahoma City.

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Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers have faced Durant’s Thunder on more than one occasion in the playoffs since the move to Oklahoma City. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, Durant and company have gotten the best of Kobe’s Lakers in their last meeting in the postseason with Oklahoma City beating Los Angeles convincingly (4-1) in five games back in 2012 during the Western Conference Semifinals.

Recently, the Sacramento Kings came extremely close to being moved to Seattle. Although it appeared to be only a matter of time before the Kings would head up north, things fell apart with DeMarcus Cousins and company remaining in California’s capitol.

Despite a failed attempt to bring a team back to Seattle, it seems to be a foregone conclusion that the NBA will return to the city in the near future.
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  • vdogg

    seattle IS a beautiful city, particularly in the summertime.

    • CHVRLIE

      also love how the sun doesn’t set til later!

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    • Tune

      I hope to visit Seattle next spring, it seems perfect for me. Applying to UDub next year too.

  • kookiebuger

    Make it happen.

    • comrade24

      that’s beautiful.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      They have more use for a Clipper in Seattle. Why does Los Angeles have two team and neither name makes sense for the region?

      • Michael Andrew Serna

        if you have no idea why they are called the Lakers you are in the wrong Nation

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          Did I say I don’t know why they are called the Lakers? I said the name does not make sense in Los Angeles. I’ve only been to LAX, but I didn’t see any lakes as I was landing.

          • Michael Andrew Serna

            not knowing why they are called the Lakers being that they are in Los Angeles is still the same as not knowing why they are called the Lakers, you said that you were at LAX but didnt see any lakes…….LOL you made my point with that comment alone……..you are definitely in the wrong Nation

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            When did I EVER say I don’t know WHY they are called the LAKERS??????? There are NO lakes in Los Angeles. That’s the only point. I embrace the Minneapolis history. I’ve been a huge fan since the KAJ farewell tour. I know the Lakers and their history probably much better than you and 95% of the people on this site. You don’t know me, so chill out. I’m in the right place.

            You need to learn how to read. Fail reading comprehension much?

          • Michael Andrew Serna

            you make me LOL,if you know so much, why ask? fail common sense much?

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Wrong again. I never asked any questions. All I said is the name doesn’t match the locale. What did I get wrong? Are there 10,000 lakes in Los Angeles that I don’t know about?

          • Michael Andrew Serna

            whats in a name? i ask…….. you said it yourself man, the Lakers name doesnt reflect the region, you stated you didnt see any lakes when you landed at LAX…..you go on to state that you know more than me….are you for serious?!?! you have a one track mind and its stuck in a loop

          • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

            Dude, you want to keep arguing about something that doesn’t even matter because no one ever taught you to read. I’m done with this subject.

          • Michael Andrew Serna

            the same could be said to you

          • Michael Andrew Serna

            no there isnt, the fact that you said that there wasnt was the proof that you do not know as much you say you know about the Lakers

          • Row-Bear-Toe

            Im with Josh on this….. mas. Josh was just making a point that currently, if you disregard where it originated from, the Lakers name does not make sense. like the Thunder and Pelicans, some teams choose to change to something that makes more sense. mas is probably very young and does not understand that “neither name makes sense for the region” is a true statement and not a question.

          • Michael Andrew Serna

            no it doesnt make sense for the region and its very reasonable for someone to make such a statement IF they didnt know the history of the team….josh claims to know the history of the team and it was really confusing for someone who KNOWS the history to make such an odd statement about their name….in retrospect it does seem like either he was trying to be a smartass or didnt know the history as much as he thought he did…..the latter seems more plausible considering the responses to other comments where some people gave him a brief summary of where they got their name…………….and yes i am young, 31 years
            young

      • Brian Nelson

        The Lakers are originally from Minnesota, which is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. The Clippers were from Buffalo and known as the Braves, but then they moved to San Diego. When they moved to San Diego, they changed their name to the Clippers. Wikipedia FTW

        • Fourwinds

          Tradition is more important than what makes sense.

          • LegendInMyMind

            Utah Jazz. Originally from New Orleans. They have their hayday with Malone and Stockton in Utah, though. So that’s where they belong, IMO.

        • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

          I learned (incorrectly it seems) several years ago that a Clipper is a ship that can cut through icy waters. Apparently, it’s actually just a really fast ship that makes perfect sense to be in Los Angeles. I guess I shouldn’t have just blindly trusted that my teachers in school were telling me the truth…

      • LegendInMyMind

        The Lakers moved from Minnesota, where they were the Minneapolis Lakers, in 1960. That’s where the nickname comes from, geographically. Since then, the term “Lakers” has taken on a brand and a life of its own in LA. I don’t know anything about the Clippers, honestly.

    • LegendInMyMind

      Would be even better with a name change. SuperSonics or bust. The Hornets leaving Charlotte and the Sonics leaving Seattle both broke my heart as a basketball fan. Now we have the “Thunder” and the “Pelicans”… At least Charlotte got the Hornets back, though!

    • wangkon936

      Brings tears of happiness to my eyes…

  • Guest

    The Thunder’s victory in the 2012 playoffs wasn’t as convincing as the 4-1 result appeared. A couple of good executions in the final minutes of Games 2 and 4 and the Lakers would have been up 3-1.

    • Jarriq Darrius ThaGreat

      Gasol n his passive a** in that series.

      • John Bauer

        But he did win a ring or 2 so get off Pau’s back !!!

    • Ttkin

      And the series in 09 wasnt as close as everyone makes it sound. People like to make it seem like we beat okc by the skin of r teeth in that series. Even tho game 7 woulda been at home and those young bloods woulda folded going up against kobe in a game 7

      • Guest

        I believe you meant the 2010 first round series, which the Lakers won 4-2.

  • Spade

    I doubt Seattle will get another franchise. The NBA is to busy using them as leverage to get new arenas built in other NBA cities.

  • Mark

    and everyone will start posting things about basketball… lol. what if he was just crapping on oklahoma as a state? which he was btw. i know i wouldnt dare visit that shit hole lol.

  • Jason

    How a shit hole like Oklahoma has a team over Seattle & Vancouver, one of the most beautiful, if not most beautiful city in the world is beyond me…smh

  • John Bauer

    Kobe should be working on ways to bring more banners to Staples not taking shots If I ran the Lakers he would work for me not the other way around !!!

  • John Bauer

    Guess I am just in a grumpy mode the way this off season has gone but still hopeful for banner # 17 this season they have signed, traded and drafted some good players but this is not the NFL where you can win the SB with a lot of good players balanced teams in the NBA you need the “superstars” the Birds, Magic, M Jordan, Lebron etc !!! Well Go Lakers

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      The Spurs just won with a balanced team. The Pistons beat the Lakers’ mega-team with balance. You can win either way in the NBA

      • wangkon936

        They won with a well oiled motion offense.

  • LegendInMyMind

    I think we ALL prefer Seattle to OKC…

  • jDE1994

    i am from seattle i just love kobe and if my supersonics dont comeback before kobe retires i will be lost in this world..

  • Bryant T. Jordan

    Seattle or Oklahoma? Um, most people would agree with Kobe I think …

    Thanks for taking the time to read this post,
    Bryant T. Jordan

    Author of “Saving the Lakers: A Be the General Manager Book”

    The book that PERFECTLY PREDICTED Julius Randle being drafted by the Lakers AND LeBron James returning to Cleveland MONTHS AGO!

    • Row-Bear-Toe

      Im not trying to hate….Im really not, but “Julius Randle being drafted by the Lakers AND LeBron James returning to Cleveland MONTHS AGO!”

      Me and 4 other dudes and my mom also predicted this. Its just not that great of a prediction. I have no doubt that you are a keen laker expert, but Im just saying these two items are not big blockbuster moments that are note-worthy.

      • Row-Bear-Toe

        It would sort of be like me saying today that K. love will be traded to the Cavs for Wiggins and some other pieces. I have now predicted it a month before it happens because wiggs can’t be traded for 30 days after signing..

        • Row-Bear-Toe

          Now THIS is a prediction and i would give you credit for: ” I honestly believe that Wiggins will sign with the Raptors when he has a chance and will be playing his prime years in Toronto … I honestly believe that.”

          • Bryant T. Jordan

            Yes, I do indeed make that prediction and did so even before he was drafted … though honestly I think the LeBron prediction, at the time I made it (when just about EVERYONE was positive he’d stay in Miami) is more impressive …

            Thanks for taking the time to read this post,
            Bryant T. Jordan

            Author of “Saving the Lakers: A Be the General Manager Book”

            The book that PERFECTLY PREDICTED Julius Randle being drafted by the Lakers AND LeBron James returning to Cleveland MONTHS AGO!

        • Bryant T. Jordan

          See above.

          Again, I predicted LeBron to the Cavs around 13 months ago when no one was talking about it for the most part … not a short time before it went down ala Chris Sheridan.

          Predicting Kevin Love to the Cavs is easy and not at all similar … predicting that next summer the Suns low-ball Goran Dragic and he then decides to sign a free agent contract with the Lakers would be more similar to the prediction I made and nailed perfectly.

          Thanks for taking the time to read this post,
          Bryant T. Jordan

          Author of “Saving the Lakers: A Be the General Manager Book”

          The book that PERFECTLY PREDICTED Julius Randle being drafted by the Lakers AND LeBron James returning to Cleveland MONTHS AGO!

      • Bryant T. Jordan

        Let’s see the proof?

        Also, understand I did NOT predict LeBron’s return to Cleveland 7-10 days before it happened ala Chris Sheridan … I predicted it over 13 months ago and then had the guts to publish it in a paperback (rather than some on-line message which could later get deleted) … I don’t know anyone else on the planet that did that.

        As for the Randle prediction … again, I made this prediction months ago, not days before the draft like some others.

        Thanks for taking the time to read this post,
        Bryant T. Jordan

        Author of “Saving the Lakers: A Be the General Manager Book”

        The book that PERFECTLY PREDICTED Julius Randle being drafted by the Lakers AND LeBron James returning to Cleveland MONTHS AGO!

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