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    Good for them. They're putting up a hell of a fight

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    Sacramento deserves to keep their team. Seattle shouldn't even be in the conversation. If Seattle fans are "great" then we don't have the right word to describe Sacramento fans. And if Seattle is so great, they shouldn't be rooting to steal a team from a great city like Sac-town.
    Well, I think they should get that team that's currently located in Oklahoma...

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    Talk about a Whale KJ just out did himself. He has got Vivek Ranadive to join the group to buy the Kings. The dude is worth 4 BILLION DOLLARS!!

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    The new (potential) ownership group just reached terms to build a new arena in Sacto.

    Kings are gonna stay, Kevin Johnson's awesome.

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    Kevin Johnson is truly standing up for what is best for the city. Respect him so much.
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    With all that said...I'm pumped!!Ron B & I officially closed the deal a few mins ago - maybe this pic says it best! twitter.com/KJ_MayorJohnso…
    — Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) March 23, 2013


    bunch of stuff on his timeline about the details. I know nothing about what else he's done as a mayor, but he seems pretty awesome at it.

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    Is there anyway that the NBA can turn this down for "basketball reasons" ? I sure hope not.
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    Without going into a lot of boring details, what KJ has accomplished with Ron Burkle, Mark Mastrov and now Vivek Ranadive is nothibg short of a miracle. The arena deal between the investors and the city is better than last year's. In addition to buying the team and partnering with the city to build the arena, the investors are pledging to spend about $400 million in developing the area around the downtown plaza. In addition, they are willing to commit to keeping the Kings in Sacramento for 35 years. And, to light the pretty little candles on the top of the cake, they are agreeing to pay all the pre-development expenses (approx. $6.5 million) that the Brothers Maloof not only refused to pay but actually said NO developer would ever pay.

    Our next step is the city council approval of the term sheet, which should pass with a vote of 7-2. Then it's on to the NBA Board of Governors. Our proposal now includes an arena, the resurrection of the WNBA Monarchs, a long-term commitment to the city, about $30 million SO FAR in corporate sponsorships, an owner with a real vision towards globalization of the NBA (one of Stern's favorite projects) and two owners with significant credentials in professional sports (Ron Burkle and Vivek Ranadive). This goes along with other points in Sacramento's favor, such as 100% of the sports market in town, and some of the most loyal fans around. We're starting to get national exposure because so few people can believe we just refuse to give up.

    Thanks to all of you here on PacersDigest who have shown your support. It has all helped. WHEN our new arena is built, we're hoping to see as many of you as possible.

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    I will be going to more Kings games knowing that they will have owners that aren't about to pull the carpet out from under Kings fans.

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    That's great news, guys. I'm so happy for you
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    Good riddance, scumbag Maloofs. Here's to good days coming back for the Kings franchise.

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    VF21 we will have to have a PD get-together for the Pacers game in Sactown next year!

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    VF21 we will have to have a PD get-together for the Pacers game in Sactown next year!

    I'm in.

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    VF21 we will have to have a PD get-together for the Pacers game in Sactown next year!
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    Very happy for you guys, VF21. Sacramento deserves to keep the Kings.

    Seattle still needs a team, though.

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    And just when we thought all the surprises were over, Vivek Ranadevi (whale #3) announced via a news interview tonight that the Jacobs family (of Qualcomm fame) is joining into the mix.

    http://www.news10.net/news/article/2...eaks-to-News10
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    Seeing how the schedule shakes out... NaptownSeth and myself may have to do a return to California's capital city to celebrate for next years Pacers/Kings game with some of the local PD'ers. As I mentioned on the KingsFans board VF, I'm beyond happy for the fans in Sacramento. Feels like your new ownership group has a freight train of momentum barreling down the tracks!
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    Kind of...weird that so many Seattleites (that what you call em?) hope this whole Sacramento bid fails, especially after SonicsGate and all that. It'd be one thing if the Seattle group made an offer and that was that, Sacto just went away. But they've obviously done anything but. I don't want to paint the whole Seattle community or anything, but seriously? After all that stuff, the documentary, the pickets, the signs behind the bench in OKC, you still want to steal a team.

    And make absolutely no mistake, if Seattle got the Kings at this point it would be the closest thing to the non-legal definition of stealing you can get. Maybe they're jealous, I don't know, but holy hypocrites.

    Also; if the Kings still leave, absolutely no team is safe. NO team. Sacramento's bent over a barrel, smiled, and said thank you.

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    Looks like the plan & funding for a new arena has sailed right through the Sacramento City Council on a pretty overwhelming vote...
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    After looking over what has been drawn up in Sacramento, I’m not convinced Seattle is as much of a layup anymore.
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    Unbelievable, this never happens when it comes to sports teams leaving town. Nice to see.
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    It's not over yet, but last night's city council vote at least keeps us in the game. Mayor Kevin Johnson and the grassroot efforts of the CrownDowntown people, along with Carmichael Dave's #PlayingToWin roadtrip are keeping things interesting.

    Next up is the presentation to the Board of Governors next week. First up is the decision on whether or not to move the team. Sacramento vs. Seattle. Which city is the best home for the Kings. Which city (and its people) have done the most to work with the NBA and present a plan for a state-of-the-art facility. Which city will provide the most benefits for the NBA (and the city).

    It's not over but it's looking more and more like it could be a happy ending for Kings fans.
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    Local radio personality Carmichael Dave, who was fired from KHTK (allegedly for being loyal to the fans and not the Maloofs), is going across the US in a bus/van to garner signatures to help keep the Kings in Sacramento. He hopes to arrive in New York in time for the BoG presentation on April 3. You can follow him on Twitter or at his website http://playingtowintour.com/ Be sure and check out the videos.

    Thanks again for the support of all you Pacer fans. This is bigger than just Sacramento. This is about loyal fans of small market teams EVERYWHERE!
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    Local radio personality Carmichael Dave, who was fired from KHTK (allegedly for being loyal to the fans and not the Maloofs), is going across the US in a bus/van to garner signatures to help keep the Kings in Sacramento. He hopes to arrive in New York in time for the BoG presentation on April 3. You can follow him on Twitter or at his website http://playingtowintour.com/ Be sure and check out the videos.

    Thanks again for the support of all you Pacer fans. This is bigger than just Sacramento. This is about loyal fans of small market teams EVERYWHERE!
    Oh, that's just awesome. Kudos to Dave
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