Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2008

Clayton Bennett

Age: 49
Title: Owner, Oklahoma City NBA franchise

PRO: If you live in Oklahoma, this man is a savior. Bennett rescued a financially moribund franchise from its mediocre Seattle arena and brought it to his hometown, which proved itself worthy of an NBA franchise when the New Orleans Hornets were temporarily furloughed there after Hurricane Katrina.

CON: It sure looks like he stole the team from Seattle — consider all the e-mails to his ownership group indicating his desperate desire to get out of the Pacific Northwest. The most loathed professional sports owner since Robert Irsay and Art Modell.