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DALLAS - So, the alleged final chapter of the Sacramento Kings saga will conclude on Wednesday. Does anyone who has followed this soap opera really believe that this will find any finality on Wednesday? Is it just me or does it appear that a clear cut resolution would be just too easy? Nothing in this sitcom has been easy, so why should the conclusion be so?
Both cities and fan bases have shown they deserve the NBA, but lets be honest, if you are reading this you are most likely biased toward the process and outcome. Hell, I'm most certainly biased as I type this 10,000 feet in the air heading to Dallas. But, I truly believe Seattle has done more than their fair share to secure the Kings and bring the NBA back to Seattle.
Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer, along with local leadership, have worked on this project for nearly three years and they have gone about business the right way. Some have questioned their tactics, but their motive has been clear since day one.
Do I feel guilty about the possibility of a team being taken away from a city that has proved they love basketball? Yeah, probably, especially right after the Sonics left. I said in the days after they left that I wouldn't want to put a city through that torture again. But my feelings changed once the NBA established the rules and tried to use Seattle to get a deal done in Sacramento - David Stern's final act as commissioner.
Sacramento fans have a saying and I think it works for Seattle as well, it's not about them, it's about us. I couldn't agree more. From my view this is not about Sacramento, it's about getting the NBA back to a region that supported it for 41 years and celebrated a world championship.
No guilt, shame, betrayal, extortion or dishonesty has been on display in Seattle. From day one the Seattle group said they would look for a team and made no secret that they would bring said team to Seattle. That display of honesty is the dictionary definition of transparency.
So, on Wednesday if the NBA says no to relocation (seems likely) and no to the sale, do you think a group that has spent three years trying to acquire this particularly entity, with nearly a $100 million dollars in land acquisition is going to push away from the poker table and admit their hand is not good enough?
Of all the things that have been written and verbalized in this drama, that is the one that is the most absurd. This group in Seattle is not going away. They have decided to fight for the league again. And, in turn they have decided to fight for you, the fans.
Wednesday will be just another round in this fight.
More to come.