big NBA fan here so you're not alone. been one of the most exciting regular seasons in years, especially for the casual fan. multiple 15+ game winning streaks; young, league-pass darlings out west in denver, houston and golden state; plenty of drama for the lakers to keep media fed; lots of playoff seeding at stake so lots of relevant games down the stretch; also cool to see the emergence of john wall.
as to the sacramento/seattle situation, i agree that one city will be disappointed. the league appears to have learned from the way it handled the seattle to okc transfer and the resulting negative publicity. especially given the economic/social climate over the last 5 years, the move evokes images of back-room deals among rich, old white guys who colluded to "steal" the sonics from the loyal fans of seattle and beyond. it is no surprise that this time david stern/the league have made sure that the process appears transparent and legitimate to the public.
i haven't paid attention to the details of each prospective ownership groups/city's bids but as long as sacramento shows it has the financial backing to run the team it doesn't look good if seattle wins the bid. i think stern wants seattle to win as the move to okc really hurt his legacy. yes people in sacramento will be upset(i am one of them) but seattle is more relevant nationwide and giving the city a team before he retires will probably be the final major move of his reign as arguably the greatest commissioner ever(i have a hate/love relationship with stern).