‘Don’t care’ attitude not surprising It should hardly have been a surprise to King County citizens that two-thirds of Stuart Elway poll responders indicated a definite ho-hum about the NBA’s Sacramento Kings remaining in that city [“King County residents shrug about NBA rejection,” NWWednesday, June 5]. Reasons for the “don’t care” attitude should have included the…More
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Seattleites: Take advantage of other entertainment I sympathize with the recent loss to Seattle sports fans who had hoped for the return of a basketball team [“Seattle’s NBA hopes rise despite defeat,” page one, May 19]. Having come from Chicago and the heyday of the Bulls, I can relate to the excitement of some pretty…More
Stern’s retirement could bring NBA back “This is going to be short for me. I have a game to in Oklahoma City,” David Stern told reporters on Wednesday [“A Stern burn,” Sports, May 16]. Ouch. David Stern, or anyone else for that matter, deserves the benefit of doubt when a hurtful statement like that is made,…More
Spend money elsewhere So am I really the only person in Seattle who wonders why Chris Hansen wants to spend more than a half a billion dollars on a basketball team when so many Americans are hungry and/or homeless? [“Hansen ups ante with NBA,” page one, May 11.] Would someone please introduce him to Bill Gates for…More
Arena ordeal distracts city officials Why is it that Sonics fans insist on stealing our elected officials away from their public duties to promote a private enterprise [“Sonics fans, give your heart a break,” Opinion, May 9]? Mayors and City Council members are elected to keep the city running, to promote the common good — from the…More
If you want more stadiums, move to L.A. Based on my reading of The Seattle Times, it seems that the National Basketball Association deal was Seattle versus Sacramento, and Seattle lost, at least for now [“Deflated but no surrender,” page one, April 30]. Where was my voice, the one that cheered when we lost the bid…More
Kings staying in Sacramento is a relief For those of us whose lives do not revolve around professional basketball, the decision by the National Basketball Association to leave the Sacramento team in Sacramento is a wonderful gift [“Deflated but no surrender,” page one, April 30].The vast majority of the citizens of Seattle who cannot afford the…More