A post on Twitter Tuesday night had Seattle NBA fans buzzing about the possibility of a team returning to the Emerald City.
Daina Falk, the daughter of NBA player's agant David Falk, tweeted, "So I hear that the Seattle Kings is officially a done deal! The Maloofs finally sold the ailing Sacramento team. #NBA"
The tweet was enough to get Sonics fans buzzing about the possibility.
Sometime before 6 a.m. Wednesday, the tweet had been deleted.
There was no confirmation from any official sources, including the owners of the Kings or investor Chris Hansen, the man behind the new Seattle NBA / NHL arena.
A spokesperson for Hansen said Wednesday, "It's a Twitter rumor, so I am not going to comment on it."
A Kings spokesman tells KCRA in Sacramento in an email that the team has not been sold, adding “they have always said they aren’t selling.” But, the email made no mention of whether the team would move.