July 2nd of 2008 was a painful day for the fans of the Seattle SuperSonics. The lawsuit between the city of Seattle and the new owners of the SuperSonics agreed to drop the case and allow their organization to move to Oklahoma City. Now, five years later, the city of Seattle saw the NBA say no to Chris Hansen’s $625 million bid to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle by a vote of 22-8. NBA commissioner David Stern called it “a win for the incumbent,” and all that any fan in the rainy city could think is “you’re kidding me, Stern.” Seattle, as a fan of the NBA, I feel sympathy for your city. You deserve a franchise more than anyone. To Mr. Stern, I say shame on you for disappointing millions of basketball fans today.
Charles, talking about sports.