R "Source: Deal's made for Kings" (Page A1, May 17): Congratulations, Sacramento.
You successfully held on to the basketball team you stole from Kansas City. And it's a good thing, too, what with California only having three other NBA teams to satisfy your basketball cravings.
Of course, you did benefit from massive collusion on the part of David Stern and the NBA's Relocation Committee, allowing your ownership team to miss deadlines, present half-baked stadium plans and, finally, radically underbid Seattle's offer. Can we safely assume you're all card-carrying socialists and that you opposed free-market capitalism so vociferously?
-- Wendell Batchelder, Seattle