In fact, this very question showed up in last season's preview series. Back then, it was an arena at Cal Expo that was on the table. The idea blew up in a bad way. Hell, before it was even officially dead Mayor Kevin Johnson was (re-)pitching the difficult idea of building the baby downtown. And we see how that has gone with yesterday's disappointing vote by the Cal Expo board.
Last year, the worried-optimistic spread was 52%-17% here at StR.
We all of course hope that's what will happen, that the Maloofs will say that the speed of decision-making has increased and that they are confident Mayor KJ, the NBA and this developer or another can find a solution. Or they can take a wait-and-see approach. At this point, after more than a decade, after repeated failures to get something done by everyone involved, would you blame them if they threw their hands up and fled?
Same question as a year ago.