If you’re a faithful viewer of ABC television’s semi-reality show The Bachelor, you know a Seattle woman received the final rose, and the marriage proposal from Shawn.

As we follow the long, complicated courtship for the Sacramento Kings basketball franchise, it’s not a stretch to compare the NBA to bachelor Shawn, and two cities as the attractive, worthy future wives.  Next week we could have a strong indication which young lady, aka community, gets the final rose.

Seattle was a sexy, loyal partner for better than 40 years until bachelor NBA strayed with a younger, new trophy wife named Oklahoma City.  Now, back in the basketball dating game, Seattle has become desirable again, thanks to rich uncles Chris Hansen and Steve Balmer.

C’mon NBA, jump in head-over-heels for Miss Seattle and you’ll get to live in a fancy new 500 million dollar playhouse.  There’s the lure of the 13th largest television market, and maybe new business opportunities with Microsoft video games.

Bachelorette Sacramento was your best friend, your life partner, until her Maloof family couldn’t afford your high rent lifestyle.  If only she could find a few rich relatives too.  Poof!  Magically, Ron Burkle, Mark Mastrov, and bachelor whale friends surface with a huge dowry.

They too would build a sparkling new mansion for with fancy hotels, restaurants, and shops.  The lovely couple might also get lifetime memberships to 24 Hour Fitness and free wireless service with Qualcomm.

Mr. NBA Bachelor will need to do plenty of soul searching before the April 3 episode when his close advisers, the league ownership and relocation committees, recommend which bachelorette makes the most sense.

Will they pick the Seattle lady who already has an engagement ring on one of the Maloof’s fingers?  Will their hearts be tugged by the Sacramento lass and her emotional, heart-wrenching plea? How will she ever be able to go on in life without her darling NBA?

Maybe the Bachelor could hand out two final roses.  Tie the knot with Miss Sacramento right now.  Offer Miss Seattle a separate marriage in a couple years.

Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan

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