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AnotherStupidSN

  • joined Jul 03, 2008
  • last login Apr 14, 2014
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STOP drops 2013 Special Election goal, moves on to 2014

"By placing the initiative on the June ballot, we now have more time to collect signatures. Our new deadline is September 27, 2013."

From a STOP email to supporters (and other people that got on their email list).

Court approves sale of 7% share to Vivek

"A bankruptcy judge today approved the sale of 7 percent of the Sacramento Kings to new majority owner Vivek Ranadive, turning back a last-minute bid by limited partner Bob Cook to buy the share back. NBA Commissioner David Stern's office has already signed off on today's deal, according to Martin Zohn, a lawyer for the league."

Audio- Grant's show intro from Monday

If you're like me and you're still wallowing in every scrap of celebratory substance you can find, give a listen to Grant's opening of Monday's radio show, if you missed it. Then roll your sleeves up to your friggin' neck and get some actual work done today, slacker.

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Our Point of View

AnotherStupidSN explains why we kept fighting, why people thought we were crazy, and why we didn't care.

Video of Stern's presser in Oakland

If you haven't yet watched video of the presser, here it is.

KJ and KFipp on OTL

Team Kevins (Johnson and Fippin) go on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" to represent Sacramento's perspective on the attempted robbery of the Sacramento Kings, which they of course do very well. Also, Chris Daniels and the Sonicsgate guy continue their campaign of confusion.

Mayor Johnson speaking to media after Stern presser

For any of you that missed it live like I did, here's KJ getting his Sactown swag on like he do. Hope Chris Daniels brought an extra pair of shorts.

Discussion mostly about Seattle arena with Port of Seattle guy, SonicsGate guy (for some reason?) and a couple of journalists

Some interesting stuff in here that explains some of the opposition to the SoDo arena from the Port of Seattle and others. Thiel seems like a decent columnist who is really trying to be objective and also really trying to understand all of the complexities in this situation and present them accurately. The SonicsGate guy knows a lot about what Chris Hansen says about things. That's about the nicest way I can put it.

News10 interview with grassroots leaders

If you haven't already seen this video you should definitely watch it. Everyone does such a terrific job. Big kudos to Kevin, Ed, Mike, Dave, and everyone else. You represent Kings fans and your city extremely well, and I can't tell you how proud and confident it makes me that you all are leading this fight.

An eye for an eye

Eyeforaneye3

You know how a lot of Seattle folks put out the attitude that the Kings leaving Sacramento isn't a bad thing because what happened in Seattle is somehow worse and also relocation just happens all the time so Sacramento should just do what Seattle is doing now and prepare to take someone else's team? I started answering those people with the words of Mahatma Gandhi, because if you have the opportunity to put someone in a position of arguing with Gandhi then you should take it. And then I was thinking about what a great sign it would make and couldn't remember seeing it yet, but since I'm 3000 miles away and have nothing to do with a sign until April 19th I decided to make a digital version and release it into the wild. I like it, but my self-worth doesn't depend on your approval so feel free to criticize if that's your thing.

Burkle also part of group aiming to buy AEG

"Ron Burkle, the billionaire investor contemplating a bid to buy the Sacramento Kings and keep them in town, is also part of a group in the running to purchase arena conglomerate Anschutz Entertainment Group."

Bids for sale of AEG expected next week

One name I wasn't expecting to see in there is Larry Ellison. Pretty sure this confirms that Ellison is going to buy AEG and Bob Cook's 7% of the Kings then build us an arena (watch your feet). Also, how ironic would it be if Westfield bought AEG and then found themselves in negotiations to partner on an arena plan in Sacramento... at the mall that they just sold?

Sacramento Kings - Maloofed "KingsGate" Awesome new video giving a brisk overview of the Kings...

http://youtu.be/a01IfU7D7T8

Sacramento Kings - Maloofed "KingsGate" Awesome new video giving a brisk overview of the Kings situation. Certainly not comprehensive, but very slick and properly sets up the KJ/Maloof/Hero/Villain dynamic.

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Show us your big, juicy tweets

My thought with this FanPost is simple: create a place where people can post any news that they catch on Twitter or elsewhere to make it easier for people to see the latest without needing to...

With worse fan support than Spokane, can Seattle get its NBA mojo back?

"In surveys conducted during 2011 and 2012, only 4.1 percent of people in the Seattle-Tacoma metro area expressed a "very high" level of interest in the NBA. Out of the 78 major markets surveyed, that ranks us 75th." Ouch. Obviously, losing the Sonics didn't help. But the article also mentions that they were ranked rather poorly even when the Sonics were there. Even when they were at their best. I wonder if KJ is bringing this card to the BoG as one of the many in his hand.

Finally, there's an investor whom Lehane described as a "whale," but whom he would not identify...

Finally, there's an investor whom Lehane described as a "whale," but whom he would not identify because he has had only preliminary discussions with the mayor. "It's like a first date," he said. "You have a nice bottle of wine and drop them back at the house.

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/01/16/5117663/johnson-will-pitch-case-to-keep.html#storylink=omni_popular

"No one will notice a change. In fact, if anything, you’re going to see another growth spurt."

"No one will notice a change. In fact, if anything, you’re going to see another growth spurt."

AEG President and CEO Tim Leiweke, who signed a long-term extension with the company last week. http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=802778

"Sources within the Kings organization also say the Maloof brothers, who own the team, have plans...

"Sources within the Kings organization also say the Maloof brothers, who own the team, have plans to keep the team on the west coast."

Report from WAVY.com, VB's NBC affiliate. Interesting choice of words, but it could very well be just a sloppy retelling of previous reports that the Maloofs are "committed to Sacramento".

Voisin: Maloofs aren't helping their cause

Ailene knocks one out of the park, taking the Maloofs to task for treating Sacramento like crap. Well done, madam.

Another one, if you're not yet convinced.

Beastieboysbodymovin1

Another one, if you're not yet convinced.

Proposed nickname for our nasty new frontcourt.

Dmctrobbeastieboys1

Proposed nickname for our nasty new frontcourt.

T-Rob Rally at Arden Fair

Short video from NBA.com about Robinson's first day in Sac. He really seems impressed with the love the fans are showing him. Heads-up if fisheye lenses make you queasy.

"Welcome Thomas Robinson to Sacramento on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Arden Fair."

"Welcome Thomas Robinson to Sacramento on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Arden Fair."

From the Kings Twitter

Leading investor in Seattle arena project stresses patience

"The leading investor in the project hopes those supporters don't become disillusioned if it ends up taking five to seven years for pro basketball to return if Hansen's current arena proposal is approved by local lawmakers." Smokescreen.

Pro Basketball Draft Podcast featuring James Ham

From 6/19/12. Hambone with excellent analysis covering a number of Kings topics.

Seattle arena location violates city law, says expert

An architect and former city councilman claims that the current Seattle arena plan is in noncompliance with zoning law, also says footprint is too large to allow for proper buffer zone with heavy industry. Not sure if this will end up being a big deal for them, but I thought I'd pass it along as it illustrates how Seattle may be a bit further from being able to secure a team than some people would like to believe.

As arena supporters rally, Kings remain Seattle's best NBA option

Another perspective suggesting a Seattle bid vs. Sacramento bid endgame for the Kings in the near future. Includes some quotes from James Ham, speaking well on behalf of Kings fans.

"Agent Mark Bartelstein told SI.com that he has no plans for Beal to conduct workouts with teams...

"Agent Mark Bartelstein told SI.com that he has no plans for Beal to conduct workouts with teams beyond the top four." Ruh-roh. We're officially the Timberwolves, y'all. From Amick's Draft Combine notes
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