You think this is over? Ha! It hasn't even begun yet. The true mettle of a city is not displayed in the good halcyon days when times are great and optimism flourishes but rather it blossoms when times are grim and there appears to be no light on the horizon. And guess what, Seattle- Sacramento is all heart.
To all those Supersonics fans finally given a reason for hope and optimism after having your team hacksawed from you like a civil war amputation-
I am genuinely happy for you and were this under happier circumstances, I would be in your circle 100 percent. But, here's the deal, Seattle. You chose the wrong damn team. The wrong damn city. The wrong damn fans. Because you see? We love our Kings through thick and thin. The Kings are Sacramento and there's no way we're going to simply let you change that.
Your plan is a good one, your pockets deep, your passion for your team is nearly as great as ours. It would seem that, like the proverbial stone rolling down the hill, you have unstoppable momentum. Your Sonics are coming back.
But, here's the thing:
You chose the wrong damn team. The wrong damn city. The wrong damn fans. The wrong damn mayor. Because while your plan may seemingly be insurmountable, your intentions good, it'll be a cold day in hell before this city rolls over and simply lets you have our heart. Your plan, your deep-pocketed investment team, your agreement to develop a gleaming state of the art facility might be Hakeem. But Sacramento... Well, we're Kevin Johnson.
And Kevin Johnson, much like John Wayne, always wins.
To my fellow Kings fans-
Do not give up hope.
Times have been dark. They will only get darker in the days to come. But we must never ever give up hope ever. Because when we do, that's when the bad guys win.
We love our team. We love it when times are good. We really love it when times are bad. We may not like it but the Sacramento Kings are a part of who we are just as we are a part of the Sacramento Kings. And nothing that happens in the coming days and weeks will ever change that.
So keep hoping. Believe in KJ. Have faith and never give it up. Because when you do, the bad guys win.
While Seattle may think they've won the battle, we're going to win this war.
Why? Because we love our team.
And love will find a way.
In case we needed reminding:
Let's go Kings. Love will find a way.
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