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Yahoo's Eric Freeman critiques Chris Hansen in "Ball Don't Lie"

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"There's always been something a little icky about Hansen's attempt to pry away the Kings — specifically, that a sale arguably more backwards than the one that turned the original Sonics into the Oklahoma City Thunder is taking place as part of a "Save Our Sonics" movement founded on the idea that Seattle was done wrong. With this ticket list, the investment group is further embracing the concept that one city can be more worthy of an NBA franchise than another based on bank accounts and careful exploitation of circumstances. This battle has relatively little to do with passion, community, and the various other positive values that get trotted out in discussions of a city's connection to its sports teams. As usual, it's about money, and the ability to apply that advantage by any means available."

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