Dear David Stern,
I am writing to you because I have been a season ticket holder of the Sacramento Kings for 2 years now and previous to that I bought quite a few games. There have been some dark times these last few years, but I have tried my best to remain positive. Always looking to the future and all the while supporting the Kings and putting down valuable dollars were my mouth was and investing into this team. I have been willing to do whatever I could to help support the Entertainment & Sport Complex effort here in Sacramento. I been waiting for KJ (mayor) to announce the opportunity to buy a Brick, so I could have my name there at ESC and be able to say "I helped!"
Just when I though things were turning around, the Maloofs decided to renegotiate in public, terms in principle that I thought and believe were clearly agreed to in Orlando. For reasons I couldn't even explain they are balking at a relatively small piece of the cost of the ESC. The PR damage alone cost them more than 3 million. Their actions have cut right to the bone, and I have lost complete faith in them and have no confidence in their ownership. One of the reasons why I was so excited about the agreement out of Orlando was your involvement. While the terms were not perfect for all parties it appeared reasonable and fair. I feel their actions recently have impugned the NBA and your valuable reputation as well as the Mayor of Sacramento. I am looking forward to the meeting of the Board of Governors and a clear statement as to were the NBA stands and why. Transparency right now is a must, especially since this has been dragged out into the public. I renewed my season tickets for next year but why should I spend money on my beloved team if the owners of that team appear to have negotiated in bad faith. Their claims do not add up to me, and their actions are horrific. Maybe I am missing something, but I do not want to give my money to owners I have no faith or confidence in. That is why I am looking forward to the Board of Governors meeting and/or the Mayor saying we got everything worked out soon or I be asking for my money back or do what ever I can to cancel my season tickets.