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Doug and Jackie Christie's 13th Wedding is Sure to Make Seattle Forget All About Losing their NBA Team

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On Wednesday, the city of Seattle found out that their SuperSonics would be packing their bags and leaving for Oklahoma City. Thanks to owner Clay Bennett, in 2008-09 there will be no pro basketball in Seattle for the first time in 41 years. "He drained the Sonics' joy out of Seattle," said Seattle Times' columnist Jerry Brewer of Bennett.

Cheer up Seattle. It's not all gloom and doom. Some good news for the city arrived via a press release that crossed the wire late last night which stated that Former Laker/Laker nemesis Doug Christie and his wife Jackie have chosen Seattle's Space Needle as the location for their 13th wedding. Seattle may have just lost their NBA franchise and the 1,200 jobs the team supported but a Christie wedding only comes around once...every year, actually.

That's right, every July 8th. If you're one of the nine people who watched The Christies: Committed, the couple's reality TV series which aired on BET J, you'll recall Jackie saying "If we're always planning a wedding, we don't have time to plan a divorce." Once a year, Doug says "I do" in an extravagant ceremony to the same woman who rushed the Staples Center floor to throw a couple haymakers at Shaquille O'Neal back in 2002 (video after the jump, because it never gets old).