In a few days, competing bidders for the Kings will go before the NBA's Board of Governors to make their cases to buy the team. Groups from Seattle and Sacramento will both present on April 3rd and while it seemed like the Kings moving up north was a done deal a few months ago, it's no longer clear cut. Who will come out on top?
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson gives the group looking to keep the team in California's capital a 90% chance, but something tells me that he might be a little bit biased. From this outsider's perspective, it appears to be a 50/50 split with a rabid fan base in Seattle starving for basketball pit against a city that has more than 9,000 pledges to buy season tickets if the Kings stay put. If you're not a Seattle resident or a Kings fan, it's incredibly hard to pick a side to cheer for. It'll be infinitely more difficult for the league to make the actual call this week.
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- Hoops Addict praises the play of Jeff Teague.
- The Brooklyn Game looks at the best players to ever come out of BK.
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- Bucksketball talks Milwaukee pre and post-Monta Ellis.
- Bright Side Of The Sun asks if Phoenix is tanking.
- Celtics Life talks Virgil and Dante.
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