Making it rain

If you want a team in your town, you better pack one very motivated rich guy

Originally Published: February 7, 2013
By Lindsay Cohen | ESPN The Magazine

THE SIGN OUTSIDE Oskar's Kitchen changed sometime during the foggy morning of Jan. 21. Not far from the shadow of Seattle's Space Needle, two Oskar's employees climbed a small metal ladder to raise a banner, its green-and-yellow lettering graffitied over in black marker. The first word -- Bring -- was crossed out by a thick ink bar, like an item on a to-do list.

The new message -- Brought Back Our Sonics -- was hastily scrawled. But no matter. What mattered, four ...

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