NBA legend Michael Jordan may have hurt the Sacramento Kings plenty of times on the court, but the Charlotte Hornets owner knows a good thing when he sees one. And when it comes to the Kings, he didn’t want them leaving the California capital.
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Speaking at an event with Mayor Kevin Johnson, Michael Jordan stated that he had spoken with Vivek Ranadive and believes he will turn the Sacramento Kings franchise around. More than that though, Jordan delved into the topic of relocation where he stated that he voted to keep the Kings where they belonged.
As we all remember, once the final votes were tallied the results was overwhelmingly in favor of the Kings staying in Sacramento, though we never really received much word on what owners elected to vote that way. There were a few obvious candidates and others like Mark Cuban who were open about their voting process (he picked Seattle), but it appears MJ was a Sacramento supporter.
Of course, given Jordan’s track record with the Bobcats/Hornets, that may not be the biggest endorsement but it’s still nice to see somebody (especially of Jordan’s stature) giving support to the Kings organization and believing in them moving forward.