Unlike a year ago, when Joe and Gavin Maloof disappeared after almost relocating the franchise to Anaheim, the Kings' co-owners are not going into hiding. Two hours before today's 3 p.m. tipoff against the Portland Trail Blazers, they will squeeze back into the arena formerly known as Arco Arena – that same dumpy facility that would have been replaced by a $391 million sports and entertainment complex if they hadn't trashed and burned the handshake agreement last week in New York.
Seriously. No kidding.
Here they come.
Here they stay (they say).
For the record, count me among those who believed the proposed arena deal was a once-a-generation opportunity to transform and invigorate...