S.T. VanAirsdale, a Sacramento native, is the former editor of Movieline. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Slate, The Awl, Bloomberg Businessweek and Esquire.com, among other publications. He lives in New York City and tweets @stvanairsdale.
One way or another, it appears likely that the Sacramento Kings are leaving the city they've called home since 1985. There's a deeper sense of loss, then, alongside all this familiarly Kings-ian losing. But there's also and already the sense that the Kings never quite happened in the first place.