BREAKING: Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov in talks to partner on purchase of Kings.
Burkle AND Mastrov!!!!!!!!
Breaking: Sources say Burkle and Mastrov teaming up for local group to buy #nbakings. They are 2 of 5 whales for @KJ_MayorJohnson #news10
wow just 2 of 5!?!? Dave wasnt lying when he said Mayor Johson is going Beast Mode
Okay then Burkle is back as the money man. That works.
Would still like to sprinkle some former NBAers like Webb in as well just to add sparkle to the package, but Burkle is a peer of the BOG types. Not only a billionaire insider, but a sports owner insider. He's about as legit a name as you could drop in here.
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -- Arthur Schopenhauer
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities." --Albert Einstein
"Petrie signings are more akin to the splash you get when you accidentally drop your toothbrush in the toilet. " -- swisshh
Yeah. My avatar is still the best. It's nothing to do with me being too lazy to change it, I just *always* new Ron Burkle's got out back.
Long live the Kings.
wow so just 2 of 5 whales that the mayor has? they might be able to make a very very nice offer that the NBA and the Maloofs cannot turn down
That's pretty big. Damn big. The money is there. Name recognition. Relationships with BOG's.
“Sacramento is where I want to be,’’ he said. “I want to bring the organization back, help the organization get started back winning. I love the city of Sacramento. That’s where I want to be. End of story. “We can dig a hole, throw that topic in there, cover it with dirt, pack it down. I want to be in Sacramento. End of story.’’ -DeMarcus Cousins
Our franchise literally is about to rise from the ashes.
"The current Sacramento Kings owners have proven time and time again that they do not care about the squad’s fans, the community that surrounds the team, and the product on the court. The Sacramento Kings owners are sniveling, conniving front-runners that do not understand the game of basketball, much less the ideals that help buttress attempts at tact, poise and reason." - Kelly Dwyer
We got a game folks. Carleson, Burkle, Mastrove and thats only half of the blue chips.
We got a game folks, and its gonna be a good one.
NBA Champions of 2006-2007: Sacramento Kings
Kevin Martin - April 29th, 2006
His first game winner. Sophomore. Vs the Spurs.
As Shaq says it best, " One great shot deserves another."
Burkle and Mastrov is about as good as we could hope for. Mega-billionare/successful sports owner with Burkle and another significant Sacramento presence in Mastrov.