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02-28-2013, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Clowe Me View Post
Stern said himself that losing Sacramento would be terrible. Why would he allow them to plan for counteroffers with both the Anaheim and proposed Seattle deals?

He isn't out to screw Sacramento. He couldn't care less about anything other than profit for the league, and whoever has the better deal for the league will win.
Because why not? It doesn't do anything negative to the league to allow them to make counteroffers and might even help rustle a few less feathers. Plus, it keeps the door open on the off-chance that Seattle falls apart or Sacramento hits a huge grand slam.

And yes, profit is his main interest, which is why the league actively sent the message with the original Sonics that municipalities are expected to heavily fund new arenas should a team come calling and they're more interested in a new arena in Seattle than a new arena in Sacramento.

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