Damn it. I tried to refrain from talking about the rumors of the Sacramento Kings relocating to Virginia Beach – I really did. The legs on the story were so shaky to begin with and they only got shakier as the hours passed by. But, I feel like I have to comment now – not so much on the actual relocation, but how this wildfire continues to grow.
Yesterday afternoon in the Sacramento Bee, Tony Bizjak and Sam Stanton addressed the potential move and mentioned that the Maloof family would not be in Virginia Beach when their city council meets to hear an arena pitch proposal:
Team officials declined Thursday to respond to a published report in a Virginia paper that the team will join Comcast-Spectacor and Live Nation in pitching an arena proposal to Virginia Beach city officials next week.
See – that’s all fine and dandy. The city council will be hearing an arena pitch. City councils around the country hear those all the time, be it for a professional venue or a smaller minor league stru...