Sacramento is going through hell right now. The city, its fans, and the politicians and money people who have pitched in big to support the Kings for the last 28 years, are being threatened with having their team ripped from them and transported to Seattle, and their soul along with it.
Plenty of cities know that pain, in the NBA and elsewhere. Seattle, of course, is one of them.
Thus, we’ve arrived at the moment everybody has to have seen coming for five years. We may be a signature away from the nightmare that was inevitable from the moment in 2008 that the SuperSonics were exported to Oklahoma City, with the NBA’s shady blessing.