KC one city in queue for Sonics
KC is mentioned in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as one of the cities in line to attract the Seattle SuperSonics if they don't come to an agreement with the city for renovations to 10-year old Key Arena.
Plenty of cities waiting in line for NBA team
Once again, the media speculates about KC as a potential home for an NBA team because we have the ultimate pawn in the game, Sprint Center.
However, once again, an NBA ownership group has never actually mentioned KC as a possible site for relocation...and they don't again in this article.
"This is a huge basketball city. ... We think the NBA would be really popular here," said Lara Schopp, spokeswoman for Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes.
No, Lara, this is a huge COLLEGE basketball city. And, as Charlotte has proven with the Bobcats, huge COLLEGE basketball cities do not necessarily support an NBA team.
I contend we are behind Anaheim for a relocated NBA team because Henry Samueli, Anaheim Ducks and Arrowhead Pond owner, is willing to BUY a team and move them to his arena. We don't have a local, or any, group interested in BUYING an NBA team and moving them to Sprint Center.