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No. 1 is Sacramento, although it would appear that the horse already has left the barn. Seattle is...

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No. 1 is Sacramento, although it would appear that the horse already has left the barn. Seattle is waiting with open arms for the Kings to replace its beloved SuperSonics, and it's difficult to imagine anyone being empowered to stop it from happening. Frankly, outside of Sacramento, there's no motivation to stop it. The most interesting thing that Stern said during his quasi-farewell address last week was this: "Sacramento is a great NBA city, and a great potential NBA city. And I would urge them to continue supporting the team and hope the efforts don't go unrewarded." A great potential NBA city? That would suggest that it's a foregone conclusion that the Kings are gone, and that Stern hopes to move another team there in the future. So Silver will inherit the sad state of franchise musical chairs that has resulted from overexpansion. His biggest challenge will be to make the NBA work as a 30-team business. If it doesn't work, I don't want to hear that the collective bargaining agreement and new revenue sharing plans are to blame. I want someone to be honest and admit the following: There are too many teams, and some of the teams are in markets where they have no business being.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/20776282/five-with-kb-11112-perhaps-the-pick-and-roll
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