On Monday, an NBA committee unanimously recommended against Seattle’s bid to relocate the Sacramento Kings to the Emerald City. The committee was composed of seven team owners, and since the Seattle group needs 23 out of 30 owners’ votes in order to purchase the team, Seattle’s chances of getting the Kings are almost zero. The clock has not struck midnight on Seattle basketball, but the dream is living on borrowed time.
As a Lakers fan, the Sacramento Kings at the turn of the millennium were the most terrifying team I had ever seen. But now it looks like the NBA is going to get rid of the entire franchise and ship it to Seattle. Sacramento deserves better than that.