I continue to hear that Jerry Buss’ attempts to block the Kings’ move to Anaheim is gaining traction with his fellow owners. Buss is the old lion of the NBA, and as as owner of the Lakers, wields tremendous influence with his colleagues. Two things are happening: (1) The owners are increasingly concerned about the Maloofs’ longterm financial stability and (2) No one seems thrilled about the Anaheim destination.
Say what you will about Ailene and her reporting – I’m chalking this one up as a positive. And while I still think it’s a longshot (not impossible, though) for the Kings relocation not to be approved by the BOG vote, it certainly no longer seems like a foregone conclusion. The resistance is strong, grasshoppers.