April 14, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Sacramento Kings logo on a wall during a game against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Kings 121-100. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder rips Sacramento for not relocating Kings to Seattle

There was plenty discussion about the Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle before mayor Kevin Johnson rallied the city to keep the team in Sacramento. Eventually Johnson’s efforts led to a new ownership that allowed the team to remain, but there was one guy who wasn’t happy.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, who happens to be from Seattle, really wasn’t happy about the NBA not bringing a team back to the Pacific Northwest.

From Ryan Lillis of the Sacramento Bee:

Band point man Eddie Vedder – a Seattle native – took aim at Sacramento with an expletive-filled rant during a recent show in Oklahoma City, expressing his displeasure with the NBA’s decision to deny a Kings move to the Pacific Northwest. …

A fan’s video shows Vedder saying that “the people that really (expletive) us over is Sacramento,” before adding “when you think about it, and if you’ve ever been to Sacramento, they’re already kind of (expletive).” …

“See, here’s the deal,” Vedder said. “It’s nothing to do with Oklahoma or Oklahoma City or Tulsa or this state or the people or the locals or people in this building. It’s simply what it’d be like if your girlfriend, who you were with in a long-time relationship … well, you wouldn’t like her new husband. If it was Fresno, I’d be p—-d off at Fresno.”

Vedder certainly isn’t the only basketball fan in Seattle that isn’t happy with Sacramento, but his comments will be heard by more people due to his status. Unfortunately, that won’t change anything and he will just have to be an angry fan as he continues to tour with Pearl Jam — previously known as Mookie Blaylock.

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