Dwight Jaynes of Comcast Sports Northwest recently dropped a bombshell regarding the status of the Seattle Seahawks and their basketball cousins, the Portland Trail Blazers.
Jaynes says that there is a “persistent rumor” that both franchises are available, and that the two teams and the arena in which the NBA team plays can be had for $2 billion.
Tuesday, he reiterated the contention on KJR radio in Seattle.
NBA Commissioner David Stern has since said that the TrailBlazers are not for sale. “We know all the investment bankers, all the prospective purchasers, because many of them come through us,” Stern said, told the Oregonian (via SportsBusiness Daily). “And I have been definitively told by Paul ‘Do not send any to us.’”
Allen has owned the Blazers since 1988 and the Seahawks since 1997.