Re "Talk of a quick Seattle deal cools: (Page A1, Jan. 11): The Maloofs are like so many other unjustifiably privileged members of our society.
They do not appreciate what they have, as they didn't earn it, and when they blow it, they expect others to bend over backwards to ensure for their ability to maintain their privileged existence.
Sacramento agreed to a deal that would have bought them a new arena which would have benefited them more than anyone. That wasn't good enough. Accordingly, they traveled the country peddling their product with the intent of duping some other city into agreeing to finance an even larger portion, which didn't fly.
Now, after years of adamantly denying any offer to sell to a local suitor, they are willing to sell them to owners who will take them elsewhere.
Who are the true takers" in our society?
-- Demian Raymond, Sacramento