Feb 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Gary Payton waves after being announced as a 2013 hall of fame finalist during a press conference at the Hilton Americas. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Are The Sacramento Kings Staying Or Moving?

This is has been a large topic since January from both fan bases in Seattle and Sacramento. It’s gotten pretty nasty with fans over twitter, which is to be expected. You will always those certain fans that take it way too far and some that are very fair and easy to get along with. Both sides have the trolls and reasonable fans, both Seattle and Sacramento are great cities that both deserve an NBA team. It shouldn’t come down to this, but as we all know this is how the NBA operates. They’ve done what they didn’t want to happen and the could possibly lose the great NBA support in Seattle  if those goes in Sacramento’s favor. The only thing that could help is giving us an expansion team in the next couple of years, but that isn’t on the table at the moment. I am holding out some hope that it is talked about in the next meeting where they plan to officially vote on relocation for the Sacramento Kings.

Will Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer succeed in buying and moving the Kings to Seattle? It has seemed 50-50 for quite sometime for most people, but it looks like the Kings may indeed stay.

The NBA Relocation committee rejected the Kings’ proposed relocation to Seattle. The unanimous 7-0 vote by the league’s relocation committee could kill the $357 million deal the Maloof family struck to sell the team to Hansen and Ballmer. It sets up a final decision in mid-May by the league’s board of governors, consisting of all 30 team owners. Both cities will be able to present their case to all 30 NBA owners when they meet in a few weeks. Hansen and Ballmer are extremely frustrated and are going to use every tactic and try to pull off this miracle. Some believed it was impossible that Sacramento would be at the stage they are now, but clearly they weren’t very informed. We may have cracked jokes and all but we knew that Sacramento would get extremely close to trying to match the offer, if not match it. There seems to be one problem in that process though, they’ve yet to match it yet and there are numerous reports saying they matched it and others saying they didn’t.

It’s hard to judge if they did or not, especially when Kevin Johnson said they matched Hansen on the 7% bid. That never happened and Hansen owns that if approved by the NBA. It’s a crazy situation, and hopefully we get a resolution on this whole thing in a few weeks.

This is a very interesting tweet by Chris Daniels of King 5 TV : https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5/status/329067382955974656

Expect stuff to get real nasty in regards to both cities as Hansen and Ballmer are on a mission to do everything they can in their power to win this.

We will be sure to keep you updated as we hear more news over the upcoming days and weeks.

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