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TOP 10 Reasons to Give the Kings One More Year in Sacramento.

 

10. The Maloofs never made it clear to the community that they were gone if an arena was not built by a given date. Instead they tried to sneak out of town like no organization has since the Baltimore Colts.
9. The unresolved collective bargaining agreement changes everything. Better to let the dust settle with regard to revenue sharing and let the uncertainties play out.
8. Market infringement sets a terrible precedent for the NBA and hurts two franchises.
7. The move at this time, in May 2011, with the Anaheim money that is in play necessitates that the Maloofs financially not repay their existing loan and screw the city of Sacramento for at least $20 million or more in order to reap their own (dubious) financial reward.
6. There is no firm TV contract in Anaheim.  If a move to Anaheim is completed before a TV contract is inked the Maloofs lose their bargaining leverage for a new contract; In addition, In addition, 1500 names on an email list for season tickets in Anaheim is not very impressive.
5. The Taylor / ICON group is the "A" team for arena development in this country.
4. The Sacramento media market is a top 20 TV market in the U.S. The Kings were ranked #17 in TV ratings and #21 in viewership this past year despite having a poor record (25th in the NBA).
3. Mayor Johnson raised more money in additional financial support in a couple of weeks with one hand tied behind his back than the Maloofs have raised in years.
2. the Sacramento fan base is the best and most committed in the NBA…with by far the most sellout seasons and most sellout games in the NBA over the past 25 years.
1. "Survival of the fittest"…if the Maloofs can’t financially survive for one more year while the arena plan is developed and the collective bargaining agreement is sorted out then they should sell the team to someone who can survive(Burkle).



(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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