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10:32 AM ET 02.20 | National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern acknowledged Saturday that the Sacramento Kings and Anaheim officials have held talks about a potential team move, but said he doesn't know the status of the talks. Stern said the league, meanwhile, is taking a hands-off stance as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson continues his effort to get a new sports and entertainment arena built downtown for the Kings and other events.

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February 20, 2011  10:36 AM ET

Please don't, Bros.

February 20, 2011  10:41 AM ET

bad move!!!!

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February 20, 2011  10:55 AM ET

Do Not Get it! ... the Maloofs have Money to build Casino in Vegas .... but, need a hand out to for a new place to Play in Sacr ...

It can of like the BUCKS .... owner Sen. Herb Kohl, gave UW $25m to help build the Kohl Center in Madison .... but, has not offer to help pay for a new place for the BUCKS to play, the BC from 1988 ...

February 20, 2011  10:58 AM ET

While I can understand the desire to stay in CA, Anaheim just doesn't seem to be a smart idea. Of one thing, the Kings would be fighting with the Clippers to be the distant 2nd place team in LA after the Lakers! KC, with it's new arena and desire for a major winter sports team, would be a much more welcoming choice.

February 20, 2011  11:00 AM ET
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Do Not Get it! ... the Maloofs have Money to build Casino in Vegas .... but, need a hand out to for a new place to Play in Sacr ...It can of like the BUCKS .... owner Sen. Herb Kohl, gave UW $25m to help build the Kohl Center in Madison .... but, has not offer to help pay for a new place for the BUCKS to play, the BC from 1988 ...

Sadly, it's the mind set of practically every owner in sports today: Why build a new stadium/arena, when you can blackmail the city/county/state into doing it for you?

February 20, 2011  11:03 AM ET

can or will the LA area support 3 nba teams??? - seams to me there was trouble with 2 football teams and support in LA - IMHO: bad move -- how about some where else

February 20, 2011  11:04 AM ET

Stern listed Kansas City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Tampa and Anaheim. ,,,,

so let see ; Anaheim Kings,
St. Louis Bucks - took our last team the Milwaukee Hawks in the 50's
Kansas City Hornets

... then MINNY to the EAST .... Bucks to the WEST

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February 20, 2011  11:41 AM ET

Laker Kingdom stretches far and wide... I don't see Anaheim pulling enough to fill the seats for a transplant from Cow Cal...

February 20, 2011  11:52 AM ET

Talk about a basketball town,.. 3 team ~! Like Eli said, another way to see the best teams for cheap,..

Maybe Buss will need to lower his prices,...

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February 20, 2011  12:09 PM ET

Don't like the idea! I'm already to the liking of moving the Clippers back to San Diego. Now the Kings! How about Las Vegas.....or Seattle.....or Kansas City?

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February 20, 2011  12:48 PM ET
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There should be a team in Vegas even if it is the Kings.

YEP! the maloofs practically live there so its like the kings moved home.

February 20, 2011  12:51 PM ET

Great! The Los Angeles Kings of Anaheim.

 
February 20, 2011  01:20 PM ET
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Don't like the idea! I'm already to the liking of moving the Clippers back to San Diego. Now the Kings! How about Las Vegas.....or Seattle.....or Kansas City?

Vegas baby!

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