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Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

Posted on: February 24, 2011 10:04 am
 
Sacramento Kings ask for, receive extension to consider Anaheim relocation. 
Posted by Matt Moore




The Kings have been considering relocation to Anaheim for months. They've been in discussions regarding a loan for over $100 million in the event of such a relocation to the Honda Center in Anaheim. David Stern recently acknowledged discussions between the two parties. With the deadline for relocation for next season, March 1st, rapidly approaching, the Kings are going to need a little more time.

Mark Kreidler of KHTK reports that the Kings have asked for, and been granted an extension past the deadline to consider the Anaheim relocation option. Kreidler also reports that the Maloofs have said they will not sell the team, nor will they accept the loan from Samueli. Perhaps most interestingly, Kreidler reports that the league also wants time to consider such a relocation. They are "not sold' on Orange County. 

The NBA not interested in shoving a small-market team into the greater Los Angeles area? Be still my beating small-market heart. That said, this move does nothing to stop the relocation, it simply slows it and opens the door for the Maloofs or the league to shut down the movement. Ownership is also looking to see if city officials in Sacramento blink at the talk and get moving on the new arena that nearly everyone (except possibly, voters hit hard by the economy) agrees needs to happen, or at least must happen for the Kings to stay in Sacramento. 

The best news here is that the ax on Sacramento, which has proven to be a great NBA city, has been stayed for at least another day. 
Comments

Since: Aug 11, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 8:56 am
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

Absolutely. Bring back the Sonics!



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:05 am
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

Have to agree: if they move, move 'em back to KC.  Won't happen (not sure they want to go to a market that small, and go head-to-head with KU to boot), but it should (if they had less history, I'd say make them the new SuperSonics and put 'em in Seattle).



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

How about a move back to Kansas City.  The Sprint Center was designed for the NBA.




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

Too bad Vegas will never happen....What about sending a team back to Seattle, this time with billionaire owners who are willing to spend money?

Three teams in LA is nuts.  The Clips and the Kings would fight for all of the people who cannot afford to go to Laker games and it will kill the attendance for both teams.  And if you watch games on tv, attendance is a real issue.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

The only people that will go to Anaheim games are people too cheap for Lakers tickets.

 

 

And Clippers tickets..




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

I live in Orange County, 15 minutes from The Honda Center and would LOVE to have me some NBA action close by !  The NBA would do GREAT here, come on down Maloof's.  I'm already saving up for my Knicks tickets!!




Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

Las Vegas Kings sounds so good.  

You can't have 3 teams in the L.A area.

Who is going to root for them? Who will switch their loyalties from the lakers in the anaheim area?  Very very very very few.


If anything, the Clippers should have first pick at Anaheim.  The Clippers are a joke in L.A.  It's not like the Cubs and White Sox in Chicago.  You'd have to be out of your mind to be a clipper fan over a laker fan.



Since: May 5, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:56 am
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

The Maloofs own The Palms in Las Vegas. Move the Kings there! People argue that gambling will hurt the game. Truly players can open an off shore gambling account and gamble without anyone knowing.

LAS VEGAS KINGS!




Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 11:31 am
 

Kings receive extension to consider Anaheim

Even if Anaheim doesnt get approved, unless a new arena gets approved in Sacramento this is nothing more than a stay of execution.


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