The NBA Relocation Committee has voted against moving the Kings to Seattle. So boo to that. I mean I get that one team out of several is very different from the only sport in town. It makes some business sense, although given how much of their money is the value of the teams, I’m not sure that making a team take a lower bid is a good value.
But whatever, I’m not a business owner who feels the need to have a city subsidize their hobby/side job. I hope those business owners know that while Seattle will be willing to put some of its bonding capacity up for the arena, we aren’t going to spend actual taxpayer money on one.
So, those of us who are hoping for a new team can hope that the unanimity of the deal means there will be an expansion team coming rather than the city getting fucked around.