Kings Saga Escalates with More Reports and Campaigns

Are you still following the details?

The complicated saga of the Sacramento Kings' rumored sale to a Seattle-based group got even more muddled over the weekend.

After a series of Tweets on Wednesday reported the Kings were close to being sold to Seattle investors and a petition arose calling to give any local buyers an equal shot at purchasing the team, some said there was a chance the team could stay and be sold to new owners.

The Sacramento Bee and other media outlets cited anonymous sources who said a Democratic fundraiser and the founder of 24 Hour Fitness sought to buy the team from the Maloofs and build a new arena on the site of the Downtown Plaza mall.

Meanwhile, another grassroots campaign, "Here We Buy," asks fans to pledge to buy season tickets if a new arena is built.

"It’s hard to believe anything about the Kings future at this point," a headline on ranSACkedmedia reads.

"Until someone is willing to put their name up against the information they’re presenting on this topic, we’re ignoring this story," Isaac Gonzalez wrote. "For the sake of your emotional well-being, I suggest you turn your head from the hype machine and do the same as well."


What do you think? Where do you stand on the issue and how closely are you following the updates? Tell us in the comments section below.

Jack January 15, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Don't we have more important things to worry about than a few millionaires and their toy which are a few more millionaires?
Slappy Wilson January 15, 2013 at 05:17 PM
NBA fan or not, keeping the Kings in Sacramento is important to the city. Having a pro team gives the city a national identity, provides a lot of jobs and gives the community a source of civic pride. Yes the Maloofs have really screwed this thing up. But if there's a chance to keep the Kings here, we need to support the local ownership groups. I understand many people who are not sports fans could care less about this issue. But the arena would only host 41 home games a year. The other 320+ days, the arena will be used to host concerts, ice capades, monster truck rallys and many non-sports related events. If the Kings split, we'll never get a pro team in Sac again, and it will be a devastating blow to the city. If you care about Sacramento, you should support the notion to keep the Kings in Sac.
Dennis Chandler January 15, 2013 at 05:31 PM
The Maloff's are nothing but liars and no class!!!! After all the years of support they don't even have the character or honesty to allow investors from Sacramento to buy the Kings!!! They are doing this just to spite the Sacramento fans and city!!!!! If someone doubled the price, the Maloff's out of hate would still sell to Seattle!!!!!
John January 15, 2013 at 09:12 PM
It was said that if Seattle lost it's NBA team that they too would never get on again? Here we are a few short years later and they are in the running to buy the Kings? Have they built a new arena? does it rain less in Seattle than it did before? Absolutely not! So why then should we as Sacramentans believe that an ownership group (even the city itself much like Green Bay) couldn't put together a deal to attract another team to our city? We must remember that the Malloof's purchased this team wiuth the notion that they could one day move it to Las Vegas! Thats why the NBA held the All Star game there a while back. First time in the history of the NBA that the All Star game was held in a city that did not have an NBA franchise! We need to remember and not let this EVER happen again. Oh we will either keep this team or get another one but we must never be hoodwinked again!
william kramer January 16, 2013 at 12:04 AM
austa la vieesta kings


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