Very much appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts here.First and foremost. The Kings NEED to be kept in Sacramento! If there is any justice... Seattle needs to be the city wishing, praying and hoping for an expansion. As VF & others have pointed out, Sac has done everything needed to keep the team! It's amazing how many don't know about the Maloofs backing out of a "done deal" on a brand new arena. This side of the story has been pretty neglected. A lot of my fellow posters on Pacers Digest (our corner of the NBA world) were unaware on Sacramento's efforts. It's just too bad that the Nat'l sports media has neglected to show this going with the "sexy" side of the story focusing on Seattle. I hope the splash made with Burkle and Mastrov is a big one that attracts BIG TIME ATTN. I just personally fear that the BoG will get swept up in the nat'l media hype being peddled by the Hanson group and the Maloofs. Control the media... control perception of the situation.
As far as this talk of expansion... As a fan of another association squad, I sure don't want to see the league expand once again. I personally feel 30 teams in the league are too many when there are so few "difference maker" type players in the league. I have a hard time believing IF the league were to expand... it would just go with 1 team. I'd fully expect them to expand with 2 teams to even things out. This would be like turning on a fire hose to an already watered down product.