Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl stepped up his confusingly worded move threats again yesterday, saying that he was looking to add new investors in the team who would promise to keep it in Milwaukee, and also that without a new publicly funded arena the team will leave:
“I like to believe that bringing in new ownership … if it’s done in the right way, will reinvigorate the franchise and make our future in Milwaukee stronger and more secure,” he said…
“Without new investors and without a new facility, would we at some point lose the Bucks? Yes,” he said.
By “we,” of course, Kohl meant “you,” because he’d be the one actually taking the Bucks and leaving with them. But a threat sounds more sympathetic when you cast yourself as the victim rather than the hostage-taker, so it’s pin the blame on the passive voice time.