Jan 10, 2013, 4:24 PM EST
There are plenty of people that are writing off the Kings’ future in Sacramento, but sources in Sacramento close to the situation have told PBT consistently that California’s capitol city will have the opportunity to make an offer to keep the team.
Whether or not that ultimately happens remains to be seen, but for now all of the reports since Adrian Wojnarowski’s bomb early Wednesday morning have pointed toward a bidding war between the two cities.
And now today, the figurehead of everything that is wrong with the Maloof family, George Maloof, told News 10 in Sacramento that a deal to sell the team to Seattle billionaire Chris Hansen is not close.
George Maloof tells News10 a deal to sell the Kings to Seattle group is not close.
— Bryan May (@BMayNews10) January 10, 2013
The Seattle Times has reported that the deal in Seattle has hit a snag because the Maloofs want some level of control in the decision-making of the franchise. This is a highly dubious claim because they can’t possibly believe that Hansen wants them around, the city of Seattle wants them around, or that the NBA wants them around. Again, it sounds like another negotiation ploy designed to drive up the asking price of the franchise.
If there is one thing that everyone following this saga — Kings fans in Sacramento, hoops fans in Seattle, the people in the league offices in New York — can agree on it is this: They don’t trust the Maloofs.
Anybody that is covering this situation that thinks they can pin down a greased pig should know better than to try to read this family’s mind, or try to say with any certainty what they will do, but the fact that George allowed himself to be put on the record has undertones of a bidding war.
Basically, how true you think it is probably is based on how you want to see this end. But that is what the man in the center of the storm said.
Dec 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
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Dec 17, 2014, 1:50 PM EST
Former Baylor University center was expected to be drafted, but was diagnosed with a disease that prematurely ended his chances of playing in the NBA.
Dec 17, 2014, 1:10 PM EST
Wade has a reputation of being a flopper, and appeared to exaggerate the contact from the official.
Dec 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
He pities ‘Melo because a real competitor is suffering through a lot of losing.
Dec 17, 2014, 11:50 AM EST
Love is suffering from the dreaded flu-like symptoms.
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Dec 17, 2014, 11:10 AM EST
Iggy does the Travel Dance.
Dec 17, 2014, 10:30 AM EST
Peja was a three-time All-Star, and a member of the only good team Sacramento has had in its franchise history.
Dec 17, 2014, 9:50 AM EST
Durant joins Paul George as players who renounce the nonsensical report that emerged earlier in the season.
Dec 17, 2014, 9:09 AM EST
Prior relationships Jackson has with Kings brass may make this an obvious choice for Sacramento as the team searches for its next head coach.
Dec 17, 2014, 8:30 AM EST
That sound you just heard was the collective voice of people in Sacramento yelling “nooooooooo.”
Dec 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
He who hesitates gets dunked on.
Dec 17, 2014, 2:02 AM EST
Rough night for the Bucks, and they didn’t even play.
Dec 17, 2014, 12:45 AM EST
As always, he made it look easy.
Dec 17, 2014, 12:15 AM EST
Miller, known for his high-IQ game, gets hung on the rim.
Dec 16, 2014, 11:13 PM EST
Parker was the leading Rookie of the Year candidate.
Dec 16, 2014, 10:56 PM EST
Golden State is still 21-3 on the season, and has help on the way.
Dec 16, 2014, 10:00 PM EST
Johnson is trying to make it back to the NBA, but incidents like this won’t help his cause.
Dec 16, 2014, 9:10 PM EST
First rain delay in NBA history?
Dec 16, 2014, 8:15 PM EST
Gamblero was in the news recently after being dragged from Madison Square Garden by arena security.
Dec 16, 2014, 7:20 PM EST
The Timberwolves aren’t looking to move him. Yet.
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