Judge blocks Sonics from taking arena dispute to arbitration

Updated: October 29, 2007, 10:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle SuperSonics may not try to escape their lease at KeyArena through arbitration, a federal judge said Monday. Judge Ricardo S. Martinez called the team's interpretation of the contract "as errant as a typical Shaquille O'Neal free throw."

The decision was a victory for the city and means officials may continue to seek a court order forcing the Sonics to play the next three seasons at the NBA's smallest venue.

"The Sonics have made clear they're attempting ...

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