It gives me great pleasure to let everyone know that the Kings, a year ago from throwing a last second hail mary to convince the NBA to give one more year in order to keep the team in town, has caught that pass and scored a fucking monumental victory.
The Sacramento City Council has approved a 7-2 vote on building a new Arena, which will open in 2015.
No moving to Seattle. No Moving to Anaheim. No moving ANYWHERE except into a brand new, likely awesome facility which will revitalize downtown Sacramento and help it keep on growing by bringing in new jobs, new excitement, and lastly, improving civic pride a thousandfold.
This is absolutely HUGE for Sacramento - a city that was torn apart by the housing bubble, and headbutting politicians - where businesses have left the area for greener pastures, or the graveyard, and where the city looked to be hitting a huge downturn what with the one thing they had to cheer for, leaving for despised Southern California.
But nope. Fuck that shit. We put our foot down, told Disneyland to SUCK IT, told mr. Stern he better not turn us into another Seattle, and we stuck it to the man when we didn't have a shot in hell.
Here we stayed.