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With shot down arena vote, primary emotion is pain | Matt Calkins

Sonics fan Joseph Chong, center, leans on a friend after Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzlez explained her vote against the street vacation for a Sodo arena on Monday. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)
Sonics fan Joseph Chong, center, leans on a friend after Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzlez explained her vote against the street vacation for a Sodo arena on Monday. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

This town is home to some of the best grassroots basketball in the country, and without a pro franchise, well, it just feels incomplete.