The Sporting Life

Who Makes the Playoffs First: the Mariners or a Seattle NBA or NHL Team?

Pondering an unfortunately very legitimate question.

04/13/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: SNL 40 and Zach LaVine Dunks

Plus comedian Barack Obama, Speedy Ortiz, and Felix Hernandez

02/16/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Jamal Crawford Brings His NBA All-Star Friends to the Seattle Pro-Am

Chris Paul, James Harden, Damian Lillard, John Wall, and LaMarcus Aldridge are set appear this year

07/08/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Afternoon Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: The NBA, the Parks District, Ridesharing, and Broadband

Afternoon Fizz: Non-minimum wage edition.

05/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Rumor: Sacramento Kings Finalizing Sale to Seattle

Rumors are flying that Seattle is finalizing a deal to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, securing an NBA team for the new arena.

01/09/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Kings' Move to Virginia Beach No Sure Thing

The Sacramento Kings, first rumored to be considering a move to Seattle and then to Virginia Beach, may stay put after all.

08/29/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


June Jolt: What We Missed, Losers Edition

The day's losers ... and losers.

07/09/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


Kings Owner: Relocating is "Off the Table"; Negotiations Must Continue

The owner of the Sacramento Kings, on the short list to move to Seattle as part of a new arena deal, says the city of Sacramento needs to renegotiate the terms of its arena agreement with the team if it wants to keep the Kings in Sacramento.

04/13/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Will Spend Up to $100 Million to Buy Back Land from Hansen

A spokesman for Chris Hansen, the San Francisco hedge fund manager who has offered to help finance a new NBA arena in Seattle, says the city will pay fair-market value to buy back land for the facility.

04/09/2012 By Josh Feit


Early Jolts: More Hope for a Seattle NBA Team?

The day's winners and losers.

03/30/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Potential Arena Investor Makes Rare Public Appearance

Reclusive San Francisco hedge fund manager and potential Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen makes a brief public appearance at the city's arena oversight panel.

03/07/2012 By Josh Feit


Vote Tonight on New Kings Arena ... In Sacramento

Sacramento Bee reports that seven of nine council members may vote to keep the Kings, ending any Seattle hope of wooing the NBA team with promises of a new arena.

03/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Monday Jolt: Basketball and Prostitution

The day's winners and losers.

02/27/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

KING 5 Poll: 50 Percent Disapprove of McGinn

A new poll has bad news for Mike McGinn, good news for... the Fire Department?

02/21/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


What Will the NBA Proposal Mean for KeyArena?

What impact would a new NBA-NHL arena have on Seattle Center's KeyArena?

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mayor, Investor Propose "Self-Funded" Half-Billion-Dollar Arena

Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Council member Dow Constantine unveil a proposal to bring the NBA and NFL to a new Seattle arena.

02/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Late-Afternoon Fizz: Arena Announcement Expected Today

The mayor's office is expected to announce a deal to build a new basketball arena in SoDo tomorrow, sources say.

02/15/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Scheduling Lunches with Local Business Leaders

Friday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/10/2012 By Morning Fizz