The daughter of NBA agent David Falk (represented Mike Bibby), Daina Falk, tweeted last night that she received word that the Sacramento Kings had been sold, the Maloof family finally letting go of their tight grip on the Sacramento franchise.
The rumor was met with mass skepticism even at first announcement, but given Falk’s namesake – it seemed odd for the random announcement:
So I hear that the Seattle Kings is officially a done deal! The Maloofs finally sold the ailing Sacramento team. #NBA
While the story dragged on for hours, the tweets were later removed by Falk after stirring up so much attention – either at her own doing or at suggestion from her Father. Either way, what was once there is now gone.
The NBA deadline to announce a potential relocation is in March, so if a team was to be sold and the new ownership was to announce a move it would need to be done so relatively quickly – making the timing of the situation right. Yesterday’s announced failure between the city of Virginia Beach and the Maloof family could also play a role – did the Kings ownership finally cave when that potential move fell apart, forcing them to show their cards and sell in a last ditch effort? Unlikely, but you never know with the Maloofs.
The oddity of Daina Falk’s tweets were, well, just that – she had little at stake in the discussion, other than having a random trolling but she didn’t seem like the type to make up an un-legged rumor just to send people into a tizzy.
Most likely, it was some poor information that was passed down and twisted in the process and she spoke out of turn, but it certainly has created a buzz.