Should they stay or should they go? Sonics case begins

Updated: June 16, 2008, 9:43 PM ET
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

In the first of a series of legal battles that will determine the future of the Seattle SuperSonics, attorneys for the city of Seattle will try to convince a federal judge in a trial that began Monday that the Sonics are bound by a lease with the city and must play two more seasons in Seattle. On the other side, Sonics owner Clay Bennett and his co-owners want to move the team to Oklahoma City immediately and insist they should be permitted to leave Seattle if they pay the rent at KeyArena for ...

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