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    According to Randy Youngman of the Orange County Register, Rob McAllister of KFBK/1530 in Sacramento reported that "Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof met recently with Ducks owner Henry Samueli to discuss his proposal to bring the NBA franchise to Anaheim."

    "McAllister of KFBK/1530 also reported that Samueli offered the Maloofs a $100 million loan as part of the proposal, to help cover the substantial cost of relocation and territorial rights fees, as well as help the Kings owners manage their debt," he wrote.

    When asked for comment on the report by the paper, Michael Schulman, Ducks CEO and chairman of the Samueli-owned Anaheim Arena Management company, declined.

    There have been plenty of rumblings the Kings may relocate -- especially if a new stadium for the team fails to be built in Sacramento, something that despite continual efforts from mayor Kevin Johnson, has yet to come to fruition.

    The Kings could be a co-tenant of the Ducks in the Honda Center, so there wouldn't be a new stadium hurdle to leap.

    Anaheim has also been listed as a potential market for the Hornets, should they relocate at some point in the near future.

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    That would seem redundant

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    Will they be called the California Kings of Anaheim from Sacramento?

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    Having 4 teams in California is too much.

    The Honda Center seems nice and all, but is Anaheim a big enough market for an NBA team?

    When are the Warriors moving to San Francisco? That seems to be a rumor for a while now.

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    The Warriors moving to San Francisco would be like the Knicks moving to Brooklyn...what's the point?

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    The Warriors moving to San Francisco would be like the Knicks moving to Brooklyn...what's the point?
    A new arena with more luxury boxes across from ATT Park in an area trying to be revitalized.

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    Having 4 teams in California is too much.

    The Honda Center seems nice and all, but is Anaheim a big enough market for an NBA team?

    When are the Warriors moving to San Francisco? That seems to be a rumor for a while now.
    They have a baseball team which requires a bigger market. Thats why indy doesnt have a baseball team to small of market
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    I thought the Honda Center was newer, but it's over 20 years old.

    I've never been to it or Anaheim, but it still looks nice today.


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    I still don't think the Maloofs are going to move the Kings anywhere but Las Vegas. Thats where they really want them. I think they will use this as leverage for a new arena which they need, badly...

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    Having 4 teams in California is too much.
    California is %20 of the US population. How is that too much?

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    California is %20 of the US population. How is that too much?
    I figured the Kings were gonna leave California for Las Vegas.

    I'm just saying 4 teams in one state is a lot.

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    My heart goes out to the Sacramento fans and our friends at the Kingsfans.com forum for having to deal with another rumor of their team leaving town.
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    California is %20 of the US population. How is that too much?
    But we're not assigning teams based on population, right? Then we'd have a wider dispersal.

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    I figured the Kings were gonna leave California for Las Vegas.

    I'm just saying 4 teams in one state is a lot.
    Las Vegas is still a non starter until the Sports books & the NBA can compromise on the issue betting on NBA games. Anywho, last I checked... The Amstutz/Harrah's arena proposal is still dead due to Las Vegas struggling to recover from the issues of the economy hitting Vegas pretty hard.
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    California is %20 of the US population. How is that too much?
    Almost need to cut that in half.

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    Las Vegas is still a non starter until the Sports books & the NBA can compromise on the issue betting on NBA games. Anywho, last I checked... The Amstutz/Harrah's arena proposal is still dead due to Las Vegas struggling to recover from the issues of the economy hitting Vegas pretty hard.
    I was thinking maybe temporarily move the Kings into the Thomas & Mack Center where the 07 All-Star game was and where UNLV plays until a potential agreement for a new arena to be built on the Vegas strip is made.

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    I figured the Kings were gonna leave California for Las Vegas.

    I'm just saying 4 teams in one state is a lot.
    California has 4 baseball teams and 3 NFL teams. There are more major league cities in California than anywhere else.

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    Aren't the Hornets eligible to break their lease agreement for their arena soon?

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    Yeah, Sactown deserves to keep the team, they have great & loyal fans up there. That being said they really need a new place to play.
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    you always have to feel sorry for the fans

    no support from the city and a low attendance isnt good especially from the city
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    If the Kings can't get support for a new arena with Kevin freaking Johnson as their mayor, it's just never going to happen for them.

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    If the Kings can't get support for a new arena with Kevin freaking Johnson as their mayor, it's just never going to happen for them.
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    California is %20 of the US population. How is that too much?
    Yeah...but can the Metropolitan LA/Anaheim area have enough interest in NBA Basketball to sustain 3 NBA Teams?

    The vast majority are Laker fans, what's left are Clipper fans and then you add in the Kings? With the rising popularity of Blake Griffin....I don't see enough fan interest to warrant the Kings having enough popularity to justify a move there.
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    I have no problem with 4 or even 5 teams in California.Three in LA would be too much, though.

    San Diego or San Francisco would be better locales.

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    I have no problem with 4 or even 5 teams in California.Three in LA would be too much, though.

    San Diego or San Francisco would be better locales.
    San Diego is a pretty apathetic sports city, and it's warm enough in the winter there where they have better things to do--outdoors. And San Francisco is Warriors turf. Not sure the Bay Area could support two franchises.

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