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Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team (2009)

10/09/2009 (US) DramaDocumentary 2h

Exposing the truth behind the Seattle SuperSonics' tragic exodus after 41 years in the Emerald City

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"Sonicsgate" is a feature documentary film exposing the truth behind how Seattle lost the SuperSonics after a heated legal battle in 2008. The perfect storm of corporate greed and political impotence formed to rob loyal Seattle sports fans of their oldest professional franchise. The team's celebrated 41-year run in Seattle included an NBA Championship, three Western Conference titles, six division titles and legendary players such as Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Ray Allen, Tom Chambers, Xavier McDaniel, Jack Sikma, Freddy Brown, Slick Watts and Spencer Haywood... just to name a few. As NBA salaries skyrocketed following the 1999 player lockout, the league's business model changed to require expansive new buildings paid for with taxpayer dollars. Seattle's KeyArena, built in 1995 as a remodel of the old Seattle Coliseum, just wouldn't cut it anymore according to NBA Commissioner David Stern...

  1. Jason Reid

    Director, Writer

  2. Adam Brown

    Writer

  3. Darren Lund

    Writer

  4. Camp Jones

    Writer

  5. Colin White

    Writer

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Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team

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Original Language English

Budget $30.00

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