Oh, I’m sure there will be lawsuits, and I’m sure they’ll be spearheaded by the Seattle Mariners and other local dickheads, but this is big. And by golly, now we can finally say:
“Chris Hansen, go get us an NBA franchise!”
I honestly didn’t think we’d reach the point where both the county and the city agreed to let Hansen (or anyone, really) build a new arena in SoDo. Now we’re here, and only one more step remains: poach a team from another city, and bring our Sonics back to Seattle.