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Economist: Impact may not be replaced if Sonics relocate

Updated: June 19, 2008, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman has freely acknowledged she doesn't follow basketball.

But on Thursday she got a glimpse into the world of wounded Seattle SuperSonics superfans, courtesy of author, poet, humorist and season ticket-holder Sherman Alexie. The city called him to describe the team's importance to the community, or at least to Alexie -- and that he did, gushingly.

"I want two more years of the great gods," he pleaded during the federal trial to determine whether ...

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