Sonicsgate : Requiem for a Team

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Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team

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Sonicsgate : Requiem for a Team

Release Date: October 09, 2009

Year    :   2009
Slogan    :   «Exposing the truth behind the Seattle SuperSonics' tragic exodus after 41 years in the Emerald City»
Genres    :   Drama, Documentary
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Director    :   Jason Reid
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Writers    :   Darren Lund, Jason Reid, Adam Brown, Colin White, Camp Jones
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   30

"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...


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