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Kings are staying

The NBA committees have voted no to relocation of Kings to Seattle, sources tell Y! Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 29, 2013


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GOD DAMMIT! - unanimous roar

GOD DAMMIT!

- unanimous roar from all seattle area residents

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Fu*cking David Stern, that

Fu*cking David Stern, that little shriveled up assh0le has sodomized the people of Seattle twice now...Thanks a lot Stern, your moral-lacking piece of sh!t...Hope you're happy, there was a huge revenue-generating deal on the table and he succumbed to Kevin Johnson's bluffs...If Gary Payton were the mayor of Seattle- perhaps a different story, eh? ...Go Blazers?

David Stern has joined John Calipari, Jemele Hill, and Clay Bennett on my list of people who have incredibly limited importance to Planet Earth

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so who's next in line

so who's next in line ?...

seattle won't give up so easily

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Memphis

Memphis in a few years, once the losing starts....

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When this story broke this is

When the Kings to Seattle story broke this is what I said:

"I think we should chill for a bit. Remember when the Kings were going to Anaheim? Remember when they were going to get a new arena? Remember when they were going to Virginia Beach?
Not saying it won't happen, but a lot of people are acting as if it already has happened. From what am reading, it is not even close to a done deal. Sacramento has fought for this team in the past, and will continue to do so.

I don't think they'll move."

http://nbadraft.net/forum/kings-be-sold-seattle-group-500-mil#comment-53...

I'm certainly not saying I'm right, the vote hasn't come yet, just saying some of us kept the faith since DAY 1

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I Read it's not Official

I Read it's not Official yet,but the Board will Convene During the week of MAY 13th to Vote...

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Happy for Kings fans, sad for

Happy for Kings fans, sad for Sonics fans. Unfortunately someone had to lose on this one and unfortunately its Seattle.

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whoever wins this battle

whoever wins this battle basketball will win finally :

WE GET RID OF MALOOF !!!

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Kansas City

I really wish that Kansas City could get an NBA team. The Sprint Center is a great venue, people around here are very passionate about basketball, more so than baseball and football.

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What is the reason for voting

What is the reason for voting no? Guilt trip?
The NBA is a business and Seattle would've brought in more revenue.
What is the ownership situation now? Are the Maloofs going to have to sell to the smaller bid from the Sacramento group?

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Why can't Seattle get an

Why can't Seattle get an expansion franchise?

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Expansion

It's not that easy. They have to keep the league balanced.

If Seattle were to become an expansion that would make 31 teams which would make the East & West uneven 16/15. They would have to bring in another new expansion team.

Even then the divisions would be uneven 6/5/5 & 6/5/5.

The only way I see future expansion teams is if they cut the divisions down and created an extra division per conference, something like 4/4/4/4 & 4/4/4/4 = 32 teams, 16 per conference.

But I just don't see that happening, that will take a lot of time and money to reorganize everything to make the divisions even.

Though on a personal note, I'd be very happy with two new teams and only 4 teams per division.

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While having an even number

While having an even number is always ideal, there is no reason it has to be even. Prior to the bobcats, the league was at 29 teams for about a decade. And prior to the grizz and raps it was at 27 for almost a decade before that. And I think the division thing is a joke anyways and unnecessary. This isn't like baseball or football where having divisions is relevant. You basically play everyone in your conference the same amount of games anyways except 10 teams you play 4 times and 4 teams you play 3 times. I don't feel any sense of added rivalry or significance by having divisions in the NBA. If Seattle is ready to buy a team, I say expand. Bring the sonics back.

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Well Isaiah Thomas is

Well Isaiah Thomas is probably mad

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This is crazy. The Seattle

This is crazy. The Seattle ownership group offered more money! I thought we lived in a capitalist society.

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the NBA has a salary cap...

the NBA has a salary cap... which is maybe one of the most opposite idea of any capitalistic notion

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Great news for Sacramento but

Great news for Sacramento but I wonder where do the Seattle group go now, do they use the $500 million and make an offer for another team. I suppose you could say the lower value franchises might be vulnerable such as Milwaukee and even Charlotte. If MJ was offered a chance to take a nice profit on the Bobcats, I wonder what the ownership committee would do then given what MJ did for the NBA.

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If a team like Charlotte or

If a team like Charlotte or Milwaukee moved to Seattle I think they'd have to move a team to the east. Probably Memphis since they're technically on the east anyways.

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KJ pulled a fast one

I think Mayor Kevin Johnson pulled a fast one! Something fishy had to happen.
Although David Stern hasn't made a decision yet, the owners voted UNANIMOUSLY to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
I may looking too much into it but it is very hard for me to believe that every single owner voted to Keep the Kings in Sacramento. I'm not trying to say that there is a conspiracy, but i strongly believe that this vote was no coincidence.

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Obviously I view this as a

Obviously I view this as a good thing for Sacramento. But I truley feel sorry for the people of Seattle who have been told by the media for months now that they were almost certainly getting a team. The city of Seattle deserves a team just as much as Sac does and I hope they do not give up on trying to go for a team that the league owners view as a bit more mobile.

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