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ESPN: A good way to steal a team

It can be a terribly powerless thing to be both emotionally invested in an NBA team, and not a billionaire. Here's my question, though, and it's an honest one: Could it really have gone better? Is there a good way to steal a team and move it from one city to another? Or is that just kind of how the sausage gets made? This matters now, of course, because Seattle is in the thick of it, hoping it'll soon be backing up moving trucks to the loading docks in Sacramento, Calif., where another passionate fan base has hearts in throats. It is not a crime to want an NBA team. Who can second-guess Oklahoma City, Sacramento or Seattle for that? Are there things that are off-limits, however, in how you get one?

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