Sonics Trial Blog
Seattle Times reporters Percy Allen, Jim Brunner and Danny O'Neil are filing updates from the courthouse throughout the day.
June 18, 2008 2:01 PM
Posted by Percy Allen
Continuing to emphasize the team's role in the community, Seattle attorney Jeffrey Johnson began the afternoon session by introducing a video clip of Sonics Kevin Durant and Jeff Green and former Sonic Kurt Thomas performing a dramatic reading of "The Eagles Who Thought They Were Eagles" at Burien's Sylvester Middle School during an assembly for Black History Month.
Johnson introduced a video clip of Sonics Nick Collison and former Sonic Ray Allen attending a holiday event.
Johnson submitted three pieces of evidence detailing the Sonics community activities.
Exhibit 201: The Hip To Be Fit Program is intended to get school-aged children interested in physical fitness.
Exhibit 203: Read to Achieve, the Sonics partnership with local schools to promote reading.
Exhibit 204: Sonics and Storm Foundation.
Johnson used several examples to make the point that the Sonics receive considerable media attention, and in turn, it benefits the city of Seattle.
Johnson began to ask Barth about the 2007-08 final regular-season game against the Dallas Mavericks when fans chanted "Save our Sonics," however, Sonics attorney Brad Keller objected and Judge Marsha Pechman sustained.
Johnson concluded his questioning and Keller began his cross-examination.
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