I promised my dad I would wait until I had calmed down a bit to blog about Chris Hansen's failed attempt to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle, but who knows if and when that will happen. I might as well delve right into the proceedings and get all the hatred and frustration off my chest. THE NBA OWNERS ARE A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!! THEY SMILE IN YOUR FACE THEN THEY RIP YOUR TONGUE OUT YOUR MOUTH AND STAB THAT SH*T WITH A RUSTY SCREW DRIVER!!! I warned of this possibility weeks ago and now it seems my greatest fears have become reality. The NBA owners have developed a conscience.
I was hoping the NBA owners would evaluate the sale of the Sacramento Kings with the same approach they've always adopted. The Gordon Gecko mentality (greed is good) has served them well in the past. Get as much money as you can for a franchise so the league as a whole can prosper. The higher the value of each individual franchise the more money everybody makes in the long run. For whatever reason the NBA owners decided to deviate from the original blueprint with regards to the Sacramento situation. Suddenly Microsoft money is no good. Nordstrom money is no good. Hedge fund money is no good. In short, the owners have found a moral compass and decided ripping a basketball team from a community that supports and loves the team is wrong.
Ironically, the compassion these owners feel for the city of Sacramento and their fans is in direct correlation to what the city of Seattle and its fans have gone through. "Sonicgate" serves as an example of what can happen if your city doesn't take precautionary measures to keep the team from relocating. In their arrogance NBA owners have mandated who the Maloofs can and can't sell their team to by an overwhelming majority. Unreal.
What this all boils down to is the ineptitude of ownership and politicians in the 206. An irresponsible owner (Howard Schultz) and a douche nozzle of a Mayor (Greg Nickels) caused Seattle to lose their basketball franchise and it doesn't look very likely it will get another one in the near future. Everyone knows that the threat of moving a team if ownership demands aren't made is no longer a threat, but a promise. Seattle has the resources, the master plan, and the desire to overpay if necessary to get a team to come to the Pacific Northwest. A power struggle with NBA owners will prove to be a losing proposition in the future. That's all for now. If I expound on the subject any further I fear my spitting migraine may come back. Yesterday was a sad day for the 206 and it will take mne a while (if ever) to get over it. Football season can't get here soon enough!