Think after... Sacramento stays and Seattle gets expansion. Our collective rivalry status is gonna explode. Golden State and Portland will be staring at headlights. Finally our own exclusive historic rival. As a fan base,we hate the Lakers. But,we really have to get in line behind Boston, the Lakers' true rival,and every other team in the Association. Fans love to hate, might as well be Seattle. I live in Los Angeles, I don't think about the Lakers. Home is always Sacramento.
Trying to take a team is low on any standard. Sure we did in the early 80's, but as fans in Sacramento, we didn't really have basketball as a culture yet. The Kings brought that. We thought the team was pretty cool and they could represent us. Those original rosters were Rockstars. We fell head over heals as a city and the players thrived because in a way they became family.They became flag bearers for enthusiastic working class citizens. Enter our basketball culture,ever wonder why Randy Brown, Mike"The Animal"Smith, John Barry and Pollard get fan clubs? We love our players,we love our team and we love our city.This isn't really about the Kings, this is about what citizens and families connected to Northern California desire for their cultural representation and experiences. This includes our neighbor cities.People should lay off of the Stockton and Modesto hate, they are hurting and are in slow recovery, kicking someone while they are down is classless. Though the thought of Godzilla attacking Seattle might seem entertaining,I hope it never happens.
In closing,when Seattle gets expansion(2013-2015), they deserve our undivided attention. Spite and anger balanced with thanks and gratitude for initiating this mercy killing of a nightmare partnership.