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  1. Sacramento Kings arena funding plan to be released Sept. 8

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

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    We don’t know the specifics of how the city of Sacramento plans to pay for the proposed $387 million Entertainment and Sports Complex (ESC), but we do know when they plan to announce those plans. According to Ryan Lillis of the Sacramento Bee, a menu of funding options will be presented to the public on…

  2. Kings Arena Update: Kevin Johnson working with Ron Burkle’s right hand man

    Jun 17, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

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    The Sacramento Kings arena saga took an interesting turn on Wednesday when it was announced that the Maloof family had given up majority ownership of the Palms Casino after a “recapitalization agreement” with their main creditors, TPG Capital and Leonard Green and Partners. The deal reduces the Maloof’s ownership from about 80 percent to 10-20…

  3. Bang the drum slowly: Tonight may be last game in Sacramento

    Apr 13, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

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    Ron Artest reacted like a lot of people — he didn’t really want to believe it could happen. When the former Kings star was asked about he and the Lakers heading up to Sacramento for what may well be the final game ever for the Kings in Sacramento, Artest kept saying the move was not…

  4. Sacramento mayor will make final pitch to NBA owners

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:11 AM EDT

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    It will be one final, desperate plea from Sacramento that will fall on deaf ears. But it’s going to happen. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been granted the chance to speak to the NBA Board of Governors — made up of the NBA owners — when they meet April 14-15 in New York, he said…

  5. Sacramento mayor, Maloof brothers meet, talk relocation

    Mar 3, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Not sure how much it can really help at this point, but finally the people of Sacramento and their elected representative have gotten to make their case to the Maloof brothers. Wednesday night the King’s owners, Joe and Gavin Maloof, sat down with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, according to Sam Amick at the new NBA…

  6. Kings get until April 18 to decide on Anaheim move

    Mar 1, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

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    The Maloof brothers have a little more time to negotiate and think things through. The NBA’s Board of Governors — the owners — has granted the Sacramento Kings an extension until April 18 to file for relocation next season, according to a tweet from CNBC’s Darren Rovell. That deadline is usually March 1. The board…

  7. PBT Monday Morning One Liners

    Feb 28, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

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    Joe and Gavin Maloof will be at a sold-out Power Balance Arena is Sacramento Monday as the fans make their pitch to keep the team in town. Don’t expect the Maloofs to speak — David Stern told them not to. A Nuggets blogger throws a “come watch the game at a sports bar” night —…

  8. Sacramento Kings to Anaheim more than rumors; fans push back

    Feb 24, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

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    Things are dire in Sacramento. Mayor Kevin Johnson (yes, that Kevin Johnson) said yesterday that the talk about the Kings moving to Anaheim was more than just rumors. Then today we learn that the Kings owners asked for, and likely will be granted (by a vote of the other owners), an extension past the March…

  9. Stern confirms that Kings owners talked with Anaheim

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    David Stern continues to provide cover for the Maloof brothers — the owners of the Sacramento Kings — to get out of Dodge if they so choose. Meeting with the media Saturday, Stern confirmed that the Maloofs and representatives of the Honda Center in Anaheim have talked. That representative would be Henry Samueli, the owner…

  10. Massive Midwest snowstorm strands Celtics in Sacramento

    Feb 2, 2011, 3:16 AM EDT

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    UPDATE Feb. 2, 3:16 am: It’s official, they are stuck and spending an extra night in Sacramento. They will try to get home Wednesday. “We would have preferred to go further East, just so we can get closer to our time zone,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “At the end of the day, we just…

  11. Shaq, Odom sued over Power Balance bracelet endorsement

    Jan 25, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Shaquille O’Neal and Lamar Odom both wear Power Balance bracelets during games. Maybe because they both believe in the product, but it turns out they are also both paid celebrity endorsers of said product. Now they are being sued over it, part of a class action suit according to RadarOnline.com (via Lakers Nation). Shaquille O’Neal…

  12. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson may need an assist to get stadium

    Oct 4, 2010, 2:46 PM EDT

    Politicians by the very nature of the system don’t like to tell voters that something is hard or will not happen. This crosses all party lines — telling voters bad things are coming or needed does not win votes, so they avoid it. When they say something is bad, they are serious. Sacramento Mayor Kevin…

  13. After an attempt to build fails, will Sacramento Kings seek a new castle?

    Sep 25, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Under mayor Kevin Johnson — yes, former Suns player Kevin Johnson — there has been a renewed effort in Sacramento to find a way to build a new arena that would keep the Kings in town. But the latest and best in a while plan — a complex swap of the ARCO Arena land with…

  14. Omri Casspi mural defaced for the second time in a week

    Sep 16, 2010, 6:25 PM EDT

    It is time for some kind of gesture from the people of Sacramento, because this is not who they are. This is some little ass%&@#. For the second time in a week, a swastika was painted on a mural of Israel’s Omri Casspi, according to the Sacramento Bee. As with the first time, the police…

  15. Omri Casspi not shocked but hurt by swastika graffiti on mural of him

    Sep 10, 2010, 8:38 AM EDT

    Omri Casspi is home in his native Israel right now, celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and preparing for another season in the N BA. His second, after an impressive rookie campaign with the up-and-coming Sacramento Kings. But all anyone is talking about right now is the news that someone is Sacramento painted a…

  16. Matt Barnes' celebrity fiancé says there was no abuse

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:44 PM EDT

    Not long after being released from jail, after he was booked on charges of domestic abuse, Matt Barnes tweeted not to believe what you read. Today Barnes’ fiancé — Gloria Govan — denied there was any abuse through the couple’s shared publicist, in a statement to the Sacramento Bee. “Any accusation of domestic violence are…

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