Posted April 13, 2012 - 22:10
After all this back-and-forth, I'm just of the belief that the Maloofs never had any intentions to stay in Sacramento in the first place. The brothers, at least, seem to be the partying-type, and the Sacramento area (being that big city with a small-town feel) don't exactly fit their image. They've been begging for a new arena practically since they bought the team some 13 years ago, and they've played it cool while the team was winning and the sellouts were abundant, but since the Kings have struggled both on the court and at the gate, the pissing and moaning about an ARCO/PBP replacement has been front and center.
Let's remember that this is a region that has a history of selling out Kings home games for teams as just as bad, if not worst, than the current squad, so obviously the problem isn't fan apathy. Next to the current state of the economy of the Sacramento Valley, the people there are fed up with the Magoofs and are starting to call them on their BS. As much as it would be nice to see Seattle back in the NBA, Sacramento doesn't deserve to lose their team like this.