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Failed arena puts Anaheim in Kings sights

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08:16 AM ET 04.14 | NBA Commissioner David Stern said Friday a new arena in Sacramento is "not going to happen," and lent his support to owners of the Sacramento Kings who have said the arena project has too many financial and political uncertainties to open on schedule in 2015. A basketball official close to the situation, but not authorized to speak publicly, said Friday the Kings owners' "focus is still on Anaheim."

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April 14, 2012  09:24 AM ET

It ain't gonna work...

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April 14, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Coming To LA, Bros?

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April 14, 2012  10:04 AM ET

That'll make them champions.

The Los Angeles Kings of Anaheim!

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April 14, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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it is going to be basically impossible to have a successful franchise where the Lakers have been the dominant presence for decades.......AND.....there is an up & coming quality clipper teamsame as in NY- everyone is a knick fan- a start-up team that is not a playoff team won't succeed

Yeah but the Angels won a championship while the Dodgers owned L.A. The young Ducks won one and the elder L.A. Kings have not. Hell even the Raiders who came and rented a room from us won a title and the L.A. Rams left without one.

I doubt they'll win anything in Anaheim as well but if they do...

We'll enjoy another parade!

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April 14, 2012  01:03 PM ET

The Jerk brothers were never going to sign a deal. Just wanted to give hope in exchange for ticket sales this year. Can't belive Adlolp Stern is taking their side. Well....yes I can. Jerks gotta stick together.

April 14, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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The Jerk brothers were never going to sign a deal. Just wanted to give hope in exchange for ticket sales this year. Can't belive Adlolp Stern is taking their side. Well....yes I can. Jerks gotta stick together.

bitter?

April 14, 2012  02:19 PM ET

If they are so determined to enter the SoCal market, why not San Diego? At least that way they are still two hours away from LA.

April 14, 2012  02:27 PM ET
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If they are so determined to enter the SoCal market, why not San Diego? At least that way they are still two hours away from LA.

I don't think San Diego interested; however, Seattle has that new arena and let's not forget about Kansas City's Sprint Center...

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April 14, 2012  02:38 PM ET

Why don't the Clippers move to Anaheim?

April 14, 2012  03:45 PM ET

Anaheim has the demographics, San Diego has ocean on one side, border on one side and desert on 3rd side w/San Clemente on 4th side -not so good. OC has people everywhere, and not all of them want to drive to downtown LA, illustrated by Angels, Ducks. Heck, they don't even have a college football team to interfere w/them.

April 14, 2012  05:09 PM ET

SoCal doesn't need 3 NBA teams any more than NoCal needs two.

April 14, 2012  05:11 PM ET

I actually thought that this was a misplaced NHL thread when I first read the headline.

 
April 14, 2012  05:12 PM ET

Personally I think the Maloof brothers may be on the verge of bankrupty protection. The only reason why I think they are talking about Anaheim is the Ducks owner of the NHL will pay for the tenants fee playing at the Honda Center. That arena is only 5 years newers than what was called the Arco Arena. Plus can the Kings really gather interest away from the Lakers and an improved Clippers team? I think it would be a bad move.

I remember when the city council approved of the arena deal back in late February I presumed the team was staying in Sacramento. It is the only pro team they have in the state capital. If they had to move Seattle is my first choice. Maybe the Maloofs want the team in Las Vegas since they have ties but there is not really a suitable arena for a pro sports team. If they move in California why not San Diego or even San Jose? Kansas City I know wants an NHL or NBA team in their fairly new arena but is there an investor(s)? Bottom line is the Kings would be in worse shape moving to Anaheim. Vancouver, British Columbia has more merit to this stupid story!

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