NBA, Sports

The NBA Won’t Be Coming Back To Seattle Anytime Soon, So Here Are Some Shawn Kemp Videos


My instant reaction to today’s news that the Sacramento Kings will be staying in Sacramento is that it’s the middle of the afternoon, I’m at work, and I don’t have enough alcohol in me (translation: none) to really say what I want, so I’ll keep it simple (for now). The fact is, with this latest development, the NBA won’t be coming back to Seattle anytime soon, and for two main reasons:

1. The world is short on Howard Schultzs and Gavin/Joe/George Maloofs — owners willing to screw over their fan bases for a big pay day. They don’t come around often, meaning the next soul-less billionaire should rear his backstabbing head sometime in the next 5-8 years.

2. Expansion isn’t happening, so stop talking about it…okay, fine, I’ll talk about it. But just this once. And only about the reality, which is: expansion is not going to be discussed until details of the new television contract are known. That’s in 2016. So even if a new team is awarded to Seattle, it’ll be 2017-18 at the earliest. I will not be holding my breath.

Toss in the very real possibility that Seattle’s political landscape will shift dramatically in the next few years (anti-arena, anti-sports), and it’s a safe bet that it will be at least five years before Seattle gets an NBA team — if ever. Thus, I’m just going to leave these here, and watch them over and over again. Something I’ve done for the last five years.

Oh, I almost forgot, one more thing: Fuck You, Howard Schultz.