Who knows, the Maloofs may not wish to go down in the history of the NBA as the owner group despised by their city. Who knows, they may have pride and want the people of Sacramento to like them and wish to part on good terms. At one point, they valued their good relationship with Sacramento. Money is money. Burkle/Malov/etc. may be able to pay an extra $10-35 mil and that may be hard to turn down. A sale to a group that keeps the team local is inherently less costly than a sale that involves a move. Advantage: Sacto. Hansen and Ballmer have already locked in their offer. Ooops! Now the local ownership can offer a little more.
There are many reasons why the Maloofs would want to sell locally and I believe they told Cook, a minority partner, that they would sell locally if there move to Seattle turned down. They can keep playing this "let's try to move" game but have already been turned down to go to Anaheim and if they are turned down on a move to Seattle, what on earth would make anyone believe the next move would be authorized? I seriously don't think the whole family is evil.
I think they are losing money in Sacramento and how long does anyone thing that can go on?
Upwards and onwards.
The NBA will KICK them out of the league, which they have the power to do, if they don't go now. They are an active embarrassment causing the league damage. They have no money, have agreed to go. They are GONE. The only minor detail left is who they are TOLD to sell to. Because that is the case as well. The Maloofs signed a paper for a certain amount. Packed up their bags and left Sacto. They are no longer NBA owners. Whatever their intent, their sleaze, their backstabbing up until this point, its done now. They are out in 3 months. And its the NBA who gets to decide to whom they sign the team over.
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"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities." --Albert Einstein
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So I just got done talking to the wife of a radio host who works for 98.5. He is a good friend of whitey from the rise guys.... And whitey told her Chris webber is on board as an investor and that stern is leaving the bid open and on the table until sacramento comes and matches it!!!!! I'm pretty stoked I'm at work and am posting this in the bathroom stall because I just found out!!!
I was wondering what was going on with CWebb. Sounds like someone is writing a play and this is the big dramatic finish. Well, maybe not the biggest but still a good us of Chris.
Upwards and onwards.
I saw CWebb on NBATV the other night and he very clearly said, "We are doing everything we can to keep the team in Sacramento", or something along those lines. Sounded like he was definitely involved in some capacity.
I AM ON STRIKE!!!! 01-30-06 to ???
"If the effort is there. The winning will take care of itself." - Nostradumbass
This team has a history and is in sacramento now.....so what is a good decision for the league???? Chris Webber does not want the Kings Franchise to be eliminated and buried...there are other guys that were very good for the league that played here too and in the team history which is now very strongly tied to sacramento
i remember traveling in 2002 and people in Canada were watching the Kings in the playoffs and i would tell them im from there...it was awesome
coming home and the airport was plastered with different kings players all over the place welcome to sacramento international airport. Sacramento home of the KINGS
So let the league decide... not those that have neglected a wonderful community treasure. And model Franchise of the league
Say you've been renting a house for a number of years. You've always told the owner that you would buy it if he ever decided to sell. He remained adamant about not selling. Finally, one day you find out he has offered the house for sale to a stranger. Would you be happy? Wouldn't you want first refusal to match the stranger's offer? That's where we're at. We do NOT want an expansion team. We want to keep our team - and the history that goes with it.
Seattle has been without a team for several years. It makes much more sense for them to get the expansion team.
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I stayed at a Crowne Plaza once, but I don't think an arena would fit there. It did have nice pillows, though.
"Dealing with the Maloofs is like dealing with the North Koreans, except less competent." -- Chris Lehane, Director of Think Big
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