Vahe Gregorian: KC’s NBA bid fell short but illuminated constructive spirit between competing forces

If a sequence of circumstances had played out otherwise, the T-Mobile Center on Wednesday night might have featured the Toronto Raptors playing host to New Orleans in their NBA regular-season opener. But among other cities, Kansas City’s gambit to lure the Raptors for the season as they navigate the pandemic and Canada’s travel restrictions was eclipsed by the enticements of Tampa, Florida. While it’s unclear to what degree Kansas City’s interest was reciprocated, the most substantial known response from the league or the Raptors to any Kansas City delegation turns out to have been a reply fro…

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