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Steve Ballmer rules and now he rules even more because he's supposedly about to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them back to Seattle. We'll now open the floor to team name ideas.


The deal isn't finalized yet, but apparently a group led by ol' Steve and hedge fund manager Chris Hansen are about to drop $500 million on the Kings. The SuperSonics had been a staple in Seattle for decades, before greed and opportunity colluded to rip them from the city and ship them to Oklahoma City in 2008. If the deal to bring the Kings to Seattle goes through, they'd be playing in Washington as early as the 2013-14 season. And if there's any justice in this world, Ballmer will be both owner and mascot. [Yahoo Sports via Verge]


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