Sacramento Kings: Kevin Johnson Fights to Keep the Kings Away from Anaheim
Former Sacramento prep phenom turned Phoenix Sun turned Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is fighting against most odds to keep the team that his constituents love in California’s capital.
Johnson is scheduled to speak on Sacramento’s behalf at 3 p.m. (EST) in New York. Johnson has supported the “Here we Stay” and “Here we Build” movements in Sacramento that are aimed to keep the Kings in town.
Johnson told the Sacramento Bee’s Tony Bizjak:
"If the Maloofs are willing to do it, we'd love to have them here. If not we'd like to let NBA owners know we are committed to being an NBA city. I think we have a compelling case to present today."
He also told the Bee before Wednesday’s season finale, "I just don't believe it's the last game here, that's the bottom line."
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Honda Center area manager Henry Samueli are scheduled to present Anaheim’s case.
The Bee also reported that Lakers owner Jerry Buss is among the owners lobbying to keep the Kings in Northern California.
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