I have been a Seattle fan all my life. And as much as it sucks not having a Basketball team, it sucks just asd bad we have to steal a team from a loyal fanbase to get one back to the Emerald City having gone through it ourselves. Thanks Stern for knocking Roundball back another decade with your greedy, self serving policies. Sorry Sac. Nobody in Seattle wants it done this way.
Coming from a laker fan, I really hope you guys get to keep your team. Good Luck.
That's what we celebrate with, not with bubble machines...
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If the Kings leave, I hope one of the LA teams come to Sacramento.
LA, San Francisco and Sacramento all deserve to have at least one NBA team imo.
Preach Zebra, the way I see it, we learned two things by this announcement.
One: the number isn't higher than we thought, which is a really good thing so we know what we have to match and/or slightly beat.
Two: The bell just sounded and its time to take the mother****in gloves off.
Let's fight boys.
Seattle doesn't deserve a team ever since Gary Payton left the forgot about the Sonics that's why they left the first time and that's why they will leave again, if the kings aren't in the NBA I'm not following the NBA
Anyone who tuned in to Carmichael Dave's impromptu, late-night, half-assed broadcast last night knows this is FAR from over. The offer has been accepted, just as we expected it would be. No big deal(yet). The Maloofs have agreed to a lot of stuff before...we all know how that's turned out. Regardless, they know they're going to get some cash out of this, one way or another. The only sticking point to me is that $30 million...which could, of course, be used as a discount toward expansion fees if the Kings do stay. And I refuse to believe they're leaving. I refuse to give up. I've seen A LOT worse situations rectify themselves, so anything is possible.
Additionally, I really feel something awfully strange about this whole situation. Neither "good strange" nor "bad strange", just strange. From Stern saying we deserve a fair shot to match, to telling AEG to re-engage with Sacramento, and then offering KJ a chance to speak at the BoG meeting. Seems like an odd series of decisions just to waste everyone's time. Especially now that we know the Maloofs have accepted the offer, which Stern expected too. It's just...weird. Does anyone else feel it as well? From both sides, Sac and Seattle...? I know Hansen-Ballmer-Nordstoms are not people you want to piss off...but I assure you, neither are the city of Sacramento, KJ and all the Bigwigs he's pulling together for this. To me, everything is point towards expansion. I don't care how many "people close to league sources" say it's not an option, something else is going on that which we are all unaware. There are too many powerful people and moving pieces in play right now to screw anyone over; especially when there's an answer where everyone comes out elated. Not happy, f'ing ELATED.
Words don't begin to express my disapointment. Tragic is the best i can muster
wow!!! I can't believe this!!! This is the problem with sports being a business, I have always said that the fans are at the expense of the franchises business interests and it's not right. Too many emotions and family traditions laced with sports franchises to just up and move them when it's profitable to do so.
That being said, the real tragedy here as a non fan for me is having to associate sfgiants5518 with the general trash that is the Seattle fanbase.
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It's far from over, but when the time for it to be over is over, I'm out.. not sticking around for Seattle.. but we still have time.
Remember Kings fans, the clock hasn't struck midnight yet! But when it does, I'm sure KJ will have a plan.