David The Douche

Everything's gonna be OK, Seattle. -Stern

The NBA season begins Tuesday night, but it will be missing something in the great NorthWest.

The Seattle SuperSonics.

That's right. The proud franchise that launched the careers of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp is no more. Instead, there is a franchise in Oklahoma City thanks to the relationship between Clay Bennett and NBA commish David Stern.

That's right, Oklahoma City. The home of zero professional franchises in any of the four major professional sports.

But it's OK, according to The Commish. There's plenty of basketball to go around.
"We understand the fans and their anger, frustration, depression."
But wait, there's more via seattlepi.com:
"You know, we have something over 900 games available on NBA League Pass, either on cable or satellite, and potentially broadband and NBA TV where we have four games a week," he said. "So there's a lot out there in terms of content and a lot of an ability to follow our league. If they are so inclined, then we certainly invite them and welcome them."
That's right Sonics fans. The man who helped orchestrate the theft of your favorite franchise still wants your business. Go buy NBA League Pass. Why limit yourself to one team when you can catch every team with NBA League Pass. Heck, while you're at it go to ShopNBA.com and buy some old-school Sonics gear.

Cash, checks, credit, debit and money orders are happily excepted!

Rep that Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Detlef Schrempf, Ray Allen or even Kevin Durant throwback with pride.

Deadspin's headline said it best: 'David Stern Invites Seattle to Watch Their Ex-Girlfriend With New Boyfriend.'

Yep. Sums it up quite well, actually.