It seems that recent slap fighting over Kansas City pro b-ball was, typically, overwrought. It turns out this town doesn't have the cash for an NBA team.
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Accordingly, one of our KICK-ASS READERS helps us start of the morning with an important insight on broken promises that still resonate for attentive readers.
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TKC Reader: Why Did We Build The Downtown Kansas City Arena?
TKC, yesterday I was watching ESPN and a story of NBA expansion perked my ears. While watching I thought maybe, just maybe Kansas City would be mentioned. Even as a dark horse to get a team. But sadly no. According to the talking heads the two cities that are the front runners for expansion are Seattle and Las Vegas. With Montreal and Tampa being the dark horses. No talk of Kansas City anywhere.
At that moment I realized that this town built a giant fishbowl for a team that was never coming. And looking back, then mayor Kay Barnes and her right hand man Steve Glorioso knew that that a team was never coming. Kansas City is just too small with little corporate money to support three teams. Barnes administration was largely boring and do nothing. And the T-Mobile Center was her way to show this town she did something, no matter how little it was.
So when the NBA expanses to 32 teams and Kansas City is again left on the outside looking in. Remember we have a bright and shinny building for a college basketball tournament that will leave for Texas after 2024. Concerts and events we were already getting at Kemper. And a NBA or NHL team that Barnes and Glorioso promised we will get . . . Or lied to us that we were going to get.
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