Re "Talk of a quick Seattle deal cools" (Page A1, Jan. 11): It's interesting how many Bee letters writers ridicule the Maloofs. Yes, they may be broke, but remember that the Maloofs bought the Kings 13 years ago for $150 million and now they will either sell to a Seattle based group for $525 million or if the bidding war continues, to a Sacramento-based group.
Good luck, Mayor Kevin Johnson trying to keep this team. It might be less expensive to start over and try to get another team.
-- Jerry Gonsalves, Ione