Less than five years ago, Seattle and Tacoma basketball fans, politicians, sports writers and TV sports announcers were in an uproar, with much wailing and strong feelings about being cheated by that horrible Oklahoma City crowd for stealing our beloved SuperSonics away from us.
Now a great hubbub has arisen in our area as fans, politicians, sports writers and announcers excitedly celebrate the almost certain feat of “stealing” the Sacramento Kings away from their fans.
Hey, no hard feelings, Sacramento, OK? We’ll take good care of your team.
Perhaps the whole affair can be summed up in a strange twist to the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as others have done unto you.” Or perhaps rewording the old adage: “All’s fair in pro sports and war.”
And if anyone really believes that Washington taxpayers won’t see further increases in their taxes to pay for a new stadium/arena, well, you know, there’s this seafront property in Arizona . . .