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06:40 AM ET 03.02 | Speculation, including that of Sacramento's Mayor Kevin Johnson, is that the Kings are planning a move to Anaheim's Honda Center for next season. There have already been internal arena discussions in Anaheim about the need to change the Kings' name because the NHL's Kings are the leading rival of the Honda Center's original occupant, the Ducks.

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March 2, 2011  07:35 AM ET

Th Lakers and Clippers probably won't accept a move to Anaheim. The Kings are going to stay in Sacramento for at least one more season.

March 2, 2011  08:14 AM ET

"Ducks" would be a more appropriate name actually.

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March 2, 2011  08:45 AM ET

The Anaheim Lame Ducks ..... quack, quack, quack, goose ;)

March 2, 2011  08:48 AM ET

well the hockey team is the ducks...Their Bball team should be the " Mighty Ducks" because of their superior skill..oh wait

March 2, 2011  08:50 AM ET

sacramento queens!

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March 2, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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sacramento queens!

Nice!

March 2, 2011  09:25 AM ET

Stay in Sacramento, Bros.

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March 2, 2011  10:32 AM ET
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I like te Sacramento Queens better.. move em to frisco where they belong...

The "San Fransico Sisters...."

March 2, 2011  10:56 AM ET

Bring back the beloved Anaheim Amigos!

March 2, 2011  11:13 AM ET

Stay out of Anaheim...we don't need 3 teams in So. Cal.

March 2, 2011  12:30 PM ET
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Stay out of Anaheim...we don't need 3 teams in So. Cal.

You only have one professional team. Oh, you were including the Clippers, my bad.

March 2, 2011  12:33 PM ET

If they are going to move, they should go to Seattle. They didn't deserve to lose their team in the first place. They could be the reborn Sonics, kind of like the reborn Cleveland Browns. Only I hope they play better than the Browns have.

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March 2, 2011  02:02 PM ET

Does LA really need a third team?

March 2, 2011  02:13 PM ET
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But they have no arena in Seattle, which is why they left in the first placeclearly Seattle deasnt want to pay for one,so why do they ' deserve' a team?

They still have KeyArena which hold just over 17,000. And Seattle fans filled the place. The arena in OKC only holds a thousand more. The new owners just wanted to move the team to their home. I never bought the crap about the arena. I think the FANS of Seattle should get first shot at the Kings. They kept the Sonics name and history, just like the Browns did.

 
March 2, 2011  02:43 PM ET

Introducing the "Sacramento <this space for rent>".

So the Maloof brothers can build mega-casino/hotels but they can't build a sports stadium.... I am sick of owners saying taxpayers need to build arenas.

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