Re "Seattle's Kings bid dodges a blow" (Our Region, Feb. 23): Last year's $250 million commitment of public funds to build an arena --which would inflict further harm on the City of Sacramento's already precarious financial position while financially burdening nearly everyone who drives a car into Sacramento -- is not enough for the "whales" who want to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
I have attended and enjoyed several Kings games in the years I've lived in Sacramento, most recently, two weeks ago.
But as the NBA and its prospective owners have an uncontrollable appetite for public funds, it is time for the Kings and the NBA to leave. The public dollars in question would go a lot farther on infrastructure and smaller, lower-cost projects that are of greater benefit to the city.
In addition to the Kings leaving, Sacramento would also be better off if the whales swim down the river and return to the ocean.
-- Jason Orta, Sacramento