Monday, April 29, 2013


Well, Twitter just exploded.  At least it did for those of us following the saga of the attempted sale and relocation of the Sacramento Kings.

I'm not a rabid sports fan, but by reading my posts you will know that I do like us having an NBA franchise here in Sacramento, and I have always enjoyed rooting for the Kings.  You will also know that I think the Maloofs are some of the worst owners and biggest liars in NBA history.  So when it looked like the Seattle group was going to succeed at buying and moving the Kings, I was not happy.

Yet, Sacramento wasn't ready to give up.  A grass roots effort, with Kevin Johnson leading the way, found the money, found their voice, and found an arena plan, and fought for their team.

Today... the NBA relocation committee didn't just vote to deny the Kings move to Seattle; they did it on a 12-0 unanimous vote.  Twelve to zero!!

Does Seattle deserve a team?  Sure!  Give them an expansion team.  The Sonics should live again.  But Sacramento has shown over and over again that this is where the Kings belong.  Despite the idiocy, egotism, and incompetence of the Maloofs, the city always supported the team.  Now, with new owners and a new arena coming, maybe the glory days of the team can return.

In any case, to all who worked so hard to keep the Kings ... well done.  It doesn't mean much in the big scheme of things, but it's still pretty cool.

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