boogie-reke wrote:If you guys read and understand all the situation and how things went, and still don't realize the Maloofs don't want to sell to Sacramento "JUST BECAUSE", unless they are forced to do so - then I have nothing to talk to anyone of you.
Simple. If they were about the money, they would admit the team is up for sale when they hiddenly negotiated with other cities.
If they were about the money, they would give Sacramento or any other group time to match or up the price of Seattle, as any reasonable man would do cause they know others are trying and willing to buy the team.
If they were about the money, they would not close the deal so fast with such short notice all of a sudden, and make Sacramento make their bid in the BOG meeting, and try make the NBA to force them into selling to Sacramento.
They are without a doubt trying to stick it to Sacramento, and if you're too blind to see that, well, I feel sorry for you.
Think about it from a business sense, you're totally thinking from the opposite here.
Whether you're buying a car from the dealership, a home, or in the general business world, a potential buyer can approach the owner, and go:
Buyer: I want to buy this asset, I'll pay X amount over market value, and pay you Y upfront, but you must accept the offer by Z date, and will not be allowed to shop our offer around.
Obviously for a car dealership you wouldn't pay over market value, but I think this example is very clear.