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Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Posted on: March 3, 2011 7:32 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 7:37 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Not good news for the Kings future in Sacramento. Despite efforts by fans and a good grassroots movements to try and do what's necessary to keep the Kings from relocating, one of the franchises biggest proponents of keeping them in Sacramento sounded defeated at a press conference Thursday.

Former NBA player Kevin Johnson and current mayor of Sacramento said of the Kings' future, "[It's] more likely they're going to be in Anaheim."

Not good news for Sacramento.

Johnson reportedly met with the Maloofs Wednesday, but the co-owners aren't keeping Johnson in the loop much. So with Johnson getting that sense despite being held out of a lot of information means that Johnson almost seems to be throwing in the towel.

The Kings organization this week was granted an extension by the NBA to request permission to be relocated before next season, a strong indication that a move from Sacramento is under serious consideration. The Kings have been trying for years to get a new arena in Sacramento, stressing that a more modern facility is necessary for the team to maintain a viable business.

The Kings have been in Sacramento for 26 years, but the failure to secure financing for a new, modern arena to replace the aged Arco Arena (now Power Balance Pavilion, but come on) has pushed the Maloofs toward relocation.

The Kings have struggled in Sacramento making money as the team has also struggled to win on the court, but the main issue actually comes down to the Maloof brothers' actual finances as they've lost some money over the past few years due to the slowed economy.

“[The Maloofs are] going down a route to look at their options and we have to respect that," Johnson said. "I don’t think at this particular moment there is a whole lot we can do."

Basically at the press conference though, Johnson said that Anaheim would need to fall on its face for the Kings to not relocate there. While Anaheim does have an arena waiting, it's not brand new. And on top of that, there really hasn't been a large swell of support by the people of Anaheim to bring the team there either.

Johnson said the doesn't think Sacramento can "influence" the Maloof brothers' decision to move and even added that the situation is "ominous and concerning." Again, not good signs for the future of the Kings in Sacramento.

But here's the thing: If you don't build it, they aren't staying. That was the lesson with the Sonics in Seattle and it's another tough love lesson for the Kings in Sacramento. It might not be fair, but these owners don't keep franchises for fun anymore. It's not OK for them to lose money like it used to be. It's no longer just a hobby. They don't want to see a franchise constantly in the red so they're going to do what it takes to make money, even if it means moving.

Rough for Sacramento, but reality.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:24 am
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Just seeing if you decided to come on around after your latest case of bumbling foolery. You mimic the Bills in a lot of ways. Talk about what they can do, but never quite manage even half of it.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim


You ignore what is inconvenient, and misinterpret that what is beyond your very limited capacity for independent thought?
Are you asking? Again, quit going on and making yourself look as foolish as you claim I am. Give it a rest old man.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2011 12:42 pm
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

You are outdoing yourself.  This is the most ridiculous message I have seen.
then you throw around words as if I'm not going to be able to figure out what you are talking about.
Are you kidding me?  Did you notice that I used "vet" as a verb?  Also, I did not abbreviate; how did you conclude veternarian or veteran from context?  Since you are not very capable; "vet" means to appraise or verify.  Idiot.

I am not arguing with you; I am tweaking you.  You're the one getting upset, and I can understand why.  I am the one laughing.

You ignore what is inconvenient, and misinterpret that what is beyond your very limited capacity for independent thought?  How can someone without experience know how important it is?  This is yet another example of sophomoric thought.




Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2011 10:22 am
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Given you aren't a veternarian and with your attitude, doubt you'd have lasted in the military. Funny how you describe me as sophmoric, then you throw around words as if I'm not going to be able to figure out what you are talking about.

And you still need to work on that reading comprehension, or invest in a pair of glasses. You said it yourself, your decades of experience. Experience only gets you so far, as you've proven here, considering you continue to argue with someone quite a bit younger than you on a  sports message board because you didn't like being called out as full of yourself because you made a joke about New York. Your loop would never involve me because if something as unserious as your favorite football team was used to determine something, I think it would be time for you to close that inifinite loop you have going in your mind that you think you are someone.

By the way, the only one that thinks you are the loop is yourself. After all, you said it yourself, "no one else is paying attention to this." Your loop reaches no further than a pile of snow in Colorado, but if that helps you sleep at night. Don't be ashamed because you didn't accomplish as much as I have. Someone has to take the claim of "being the loop" on a sports message board. Just keep filling that niche... or should I define that.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 13, 2011 12:40 am
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

You do not know what "vet" means, do you?


Seems you've been out of the loop for a bit too long
... a classic sophomoric comment.  I am not out of the loop - I am the loop.


You may have "finished" school, but you have not, by your own admission, "completed" school.  Good for you though, you are at least astute enough to realize that you need more schooling.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Except I would hope my interviewer would be professional enough to not be wearing Bills memorabilia. Now that I think about it, I have been interviewed by a Bills fan, and frankly, it never came up. I'll let you live in your dream, though. Last I checked, I've finished school multiple times and chose to continue. Seems you've been out of the loop for a bit too long. But I guess those Bills games have done a toll on you at your old age, so I understand.




Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 8:55 pm
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Love that you wait almost 4 days to post
First you chide me for coming back.  Now, you think I am late.  Listen, numbnutz, no one else is paying attention to this.  You are the one that chose to make this about me; inane as that may be.  I am simply having fun tweaking a twerp.


I'm working on my PhD.
Thanks for letting me set you up so easily.  I do not really care what you're doing; you're still sophomoric.  I hope I get you in a job interview some day.  I have nothing on you, except I have actually completed college, and I've got a couple decades of experience.  (You would be well served to vet who ever interviews you in the future; if he is a Bills fan... just prepare very well.)



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2011 8:05 am
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Love that you wait almost 4 days to post, hoping that no one is left around here to see you whine again. And I'm working on my PhD. Have a cookie for your efforts, though.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

Thanks for proving my point.  Again.
A superfluous comment? Only in your opinion, because it was about you.
You tried to change the subject so that it was about me?  What is not superfluous about that?

As to:
How did I not "articulate" what I meant? It was straight and to the point
Wrong again.  You obviously felt that you were making an unambiguous point.  Even after asking specifically, you fail to answer why your comment matters.

Aren't you the least bit embarrassed to post this?
Matters enough to you to keep returning,

First, coming back to message threads is something encouraged by CBSSports.  Second, I am guessing that you did just that in order to post your latest lame reply.

I am hoping that you go to IC, but my guess is that you are a sophomore at Cornell; you personify sophomoric, and you are full of yourself.  (The latest point has already been established.)



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2011 4:30 am
 

Johnson on Kings: Likely they'll be in Anaheim

A superfluous comment? Only in your opinion, because it was about you.

How did I not "articulate" what I meant? It was straight and to the point, something you appear to stray from. Nice use of big words, though it's not going to help you. You made a comment on New York, which wasn't necessary to the conversation at hand. Must be wonderful rambling on into eternity. Matters enough to you to keep returning, I guess.

 

It's their by the way. I think someone else needs to get back to their class assignments. By the way, don't hurt your neck looking up in the standings.

 




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