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Sacramento Kings: David Aldridge Reports Clear Path to Seattle

David Aldridge reports the Sacramento Kings are on a clear path to Seattle. David Aldridge is a highly respected writer for NBA News.

He writes:

The weekend was filled with hopeful stories in the Sacramento Bee about groups that were lining up to make potential bids to the Maloof family to buy the Kings and keep them in Sacramento. Those groups may well exist. And they may have the money. It doesn’t matter.

Mr. Aldridge’s sources say Maloofs don’t want to sell to anyone who will keep the team in Sacramento.

The Maloofs own the team, and they aren’t interested in selling to anyone interested in keeping the team in Sacramento.

“They’ve got a clean path” to Seattle, one industry source said last week.

Okay, fair enough. Your sources may well be right. There is one thing though; while the Maloof family owns the team, NBA Commissioner David Stern may have a few things to say about the situation between Sacramento and Seattle. Additionally, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has pledged to do what he can to keep the team in Sacramento. The owners also have to get approval to relocate next year. Sacramento Kings fans have the grit and mettle to put up a fight. Don’t count Sacramento out just yet.


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  • seattle

    I’m sorry to see another city go through what we in seattle had to go through, but at least you aren’t losing a durant.

    • Marilyn Kenyon

      True, we aren’t losing Durant, but Demarcus Cousins is on the team. Despite some of his growing pains we love him.

      • Tonysfield-Montero Circle-m

        well said. Demarcus Cousins is a ton of talent and more. but this is not over at all , Cities for some reason Under estimate Sacramento for some reason and cities just fall asleep on Sacramento like Orange County did , i just feel Sacramento has a very good shot at keeping the Kings in Sacramento AEG entertainment wants in , a company that bought downtown plaza wants to build an Arena , 24 hour fitness billionaire wants to buy kings so does Ron Burkle , I’m sure Mayor Kevin Johnson has other Investors interested in keeping the Kings in Sacramento. and NBA Stern said Sacramento can match any deal Seattle offers. also the community is pulling together by pledging Season Tickets for new Arena , i have not checked but it’s like 5 million and rising. I think Sacramento is going to go all in on this one. Webber and Devac and others will still have their Jerseys Hanging in our new arena. this is not over at all. Sacramento is out to prove at point at any cost. small market my ass. New Arena will be Soldout once Sacramento Investors Purchase the Kings.

  • Guest198911

    david aldridge bothers me

  • Tonysfield-Montero Circle-m

    check this out. the lawsuit will delay the potential sale even further, giving time for another investor to swoop in and buy the Kings to keep them in Sacramento……… like i said , Sacramento is going all in on this one.