Sadly, pro-sports in downtown Kansas City has once again been denied after longstanding promises to bring a big league team inside the loop.
To wit . . .
THE NBA RAPTORS DESIRE A TEMPORARY MOVE TO TAMPA BAY AFTER WARNINGS FROM KANSAS CITY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS ABOUT KCPD BRUTALITY!!!
Last month a bold letter to the b-ball commish seemingly advised the team against a KC visit.
The highlights of the note . . .
“There are some issues which supersede fun and economic interests. The protection of Black lives remains our most pressing concern,” was the statement in a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver signed by Gwendolyn Grant, president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City; Rodney Williams, president of the KC Chapter of the NAACP; and Vernon Howard, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Kansas City.
“Although Kansas City is a great sports city, it is also a city where law enforcement has demonstrated extreme hostility and excessive force towards Black people,” the letter said.
Mainstream media has ignored the disappointment but KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS recently noticed confirmation of the hard pass from the NBA team that was considering this cowtown.
Money line . . .
"In the meantime, the Tampa Bay area has emerged from several potential destinations as the most likely temporary home for Canada’s only NBA team should it come to that, according to both Raptors and NBA sources."
And so the promise of a pro-level team for Downtown remains unfulfilled. Even worse, a cheap publicity stunt by Mayor Quinton Lucas was rejected and local media has yet to followup on this b-ball rejection.
Developing . . .