SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This has all been a fluke, really, a chance intersection that that may not have happened if the group attempting to keep the Kings in Sacramento did not have its initial counter-offer blown out of the water by commissioner David Stern, and if Vivek Ranadive wasn’t No. 3 in Warriors’ ownership and looking for a larger role at the very time Mark Mastrov and Ron Burkle were open to new investors. It might even have something to do with location. If Ranadive wasn’t a West Coast guy, let alone a Bay Area guy, who knows if the interest is the same in basketball in the California capital.
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