You want a glimpse at how snarky relationships and exchanges can become between two men with accomplished résumés and massive egos who only briefly shared a common space?

Read the recent USA Today interview with Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive and then check out the angry rebuttal in Deadspin from former general manager Geoff Petrie.

The entire matter was immature, unseemly and utterly unnecessary. This was a college 101 course on revisionist history, a my-turn, your-turn recitation of events that occurred roughly 3 1/2 years ago – a lifetime in professional sports – and at the end of the most emotionally exhausting, even debilitating period in Kings history.

Come on, boys. Let it be.

Didn’t anyone hear McCartney?

Before delving into the details, here is the latest update: Ranadive – who initiated the spat early last week by claiming, among other things, that none of the coaches or the general manager wanted to remain with the franchise he purchased from the Maloofs in May 2013 – contacted The Bee late Friday and offered what sounded like a combination act of contrition and concession speech.