Oh, so the Association wants to offer these fools 99% ($74 million) of a $75 million development cost
to build a new arena in Sacramento that was agreed to months ago? Where the River City did EVERYTHING asked of them and then some?
Why take a sweetheart deal from the NBA when you can have a FREE SIX DOLLAR BURGER? (And for those keeping score at home, Carl's Jr. is based in Anaheim.)
Not good enough
Spare me the platitudes, George, Gavin, and the other bankrupt family members who have had to sell their party casino
, beer distributorship
, and anything of value as they continue to chase their hope of being Anaheim's attache
So what are fans in the Sacramento Valley supposed to do now? Throw their money at this family and hope they have a change of heart (yeah right)? (Well, they did have a change of heart...to what they really wanted to do in the first place.)
Hope that 29 other owners will be able to prevent them from leaving in this blatant ploy to shore up their own finances at the cost of the Paupers' longest-running home city?
Accept the 2002 Western Conference Finals as a legitimate sporting result?
What else can really be said at this point, the fans did their part, Mayor Kevin Johnson did his part, the NBA was willing to reduce the Maloofs' obligations to negligable...and here we are.
This chapter in the saga is the textbook definition of bawful, ladies and gentlemen.
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