Why not Seattle?

Shandel Richardson

Sun Sentinel

"The Lakers beat the SuperSonics."

Remember those classic words from rapper Ice Cube's 1993 hit "It Was a Good Day?" We haven't been able to use them since the Sonics moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City, but now it's time bring them back.

With the Sacramento Kings in search of a new home, why not Seattle? The city proved it was able to support a team for several years.

Seattle would be a better fit than Anaheim, another possible home for the Kings. But being the third team in Southern California is like finishing the regular season ninth in the league's conference standings. In Seattle, a new franchise never has to take a back seat.


Follow money to Anaheim

Lance Pugmire

Los Angeles Times

This question may ultimately be decided by: Where does NBA Commissioner David Stern want the Kings to play?

The Kings' owners had great interest in moving the Kings to Anaheim last year until the NBA stepped in and asked them to wait a year for Sacramento to make its best case to keep the Kings.

The key is whether Stern and his deputies will invoke a "best-interest-of-the-league" policy and demand that the Kings remain in their loyal market even by ordering a sale of the team to someone who will keep it in the state's capital, such as billionaire Ron Burkle.

At this point, however, the money doing the most talking is in Anaheim, and that's who I pick to land the Kings.