Larry Stone: The NBA finally appears willing to consider expansion. For Seattle, that's genuine cause for excitement.

SEATTLE — Remember back in October 2018, when the Warriors and Kings played an exhibition game at a sold-out and frenzied KeyArena? It was the latest NBA tease for a city that has had a huge sporting void ever since the Sonics left in 2008. “The NBA is back in Seattle for tonight, but hopefully it’s back forever soon,” ex-Sonic Kevin Durant told the crowd when he took the mike just before tipoff. That yearning has continued unabated — and unrequited. But now, a happy ending to this 12-year quest has never seemed more realistic. Or at least not since 2013, when the NBA voted down the Sacramento…

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