Don't cash in your hoop dreams just yet, Sacramento. Our basketball drought may indeed be short lived. Breaking news out of Los Angeles this morning came from L.A. Clippers management, who said that they would consider relocating the team if the Sacramento Kings were to move forward with a move to Anaheim, effectively yeilding a three-team NBA market in the greater Los Angeles area. "While we do not condemn the Sacramento Kings or Maloof Sports and Entertainment for moving forward with their proposed relocation, the Clippers organization is not confident in the stability of this market in supporting three NBA franchises," said a high ranking Clippers official, speaking on condition of an
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has made a surprise comeback – once again playing professional basketball to help the city woo back the Sacramento Kings. In a development that shocked the rest of the City Council and the world of professional sports, the 45-year-old former NBA All-Star joined the Kings on court at Power Balance Pavilion Tuesday. The wily and seasoned Johnson led the Kings in a 116-113 win against his old team, the Phoenix Suns. Johnson became a blur of purple – a purple haze, if you will – in the white and purple Kings jersey he wore in place of his No. 7 Phoenix Suns jersey. "I'll prove I'm a strong mayor!" Johnson yelled as he performed a triple-axle, leapt skyward and
Emails between Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and his fiancée, education advocate Michelle Rhee, reveal that the couple’s nuptials have been delayed for seven months. “Johnson is micromanaging every aspect,” of the big day, an email from Rhee to a family member said. The couple had planned to marry last September, but the wedding has been rescheduled for an unspecified date in 2012, according to email communication obtained by The Sacramento Press. Johnson expressed insecurity about being worthy of marrying Rhee while he serves as a weak mayor in council/manager city government. “The perfect time for our wedding would be sometime in 2012, when I become strong mayor,” Johnson wrote in a
Two pirate ships were spotted dropping anchor near the Valley Prince boat in Old Sacramento Friday morning. Dan Auldman called the Sacramento Police Department while on his morning metal detecting walk after he saw the Jolly Roger approaching. “My trusty detector had just led me to a Seated Liberty silver dollar,” Auldman said. “I looked up at the sky feeling good about my find, and that’s when I saw the skull.” A pileup of cars stopped traffic on either end of the Tower Bridge as the distracted driver of a DeLorean crashed into a Stinky Rose Florist delivery van. “I was on my way to work and looked over at the river, and thought I saw a pirate ship,” Misty Ise said after the accident.
Four Sacramento teens were charged with witchcraft this week, after Assistant District Attorney Will Hunt found a way to use a centuries-old law to indict residents he said are responsible for causing the Kings to flee in terror. “This is really reprehensible behavior,” Hunt said Thursday. “They seem to think it’s just a game, but they’re impacting people’s lives, and I, for one, have had it.” Hunt did not release the names of the four defendants because they are minors. Two are male, and two are female, he added. “They’ve put the fear of God into our Kings,” Hunt said. “Now our royalty is moving down south where the Fairy Godmother can offer protection against their evil magic.” The t