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Potential Sacramento buyer reportedly meets with David Stern

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07:10 AM ET 01.26 | Los Angeles-based billionaire and prospective owner of the Sacramento Kings Ron Burkle met with NBA Commissioner David Stern on Thursday in New York City, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The meeting, according to one of the people with knowledge of the situation, lasted approximately two hours and took place inside the NBA's offices. The day before meeting with Stern, Burkle - according to one of the people - was in Sacramento. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because it was a private meeting. While the Maloof family that currently owns the team has an agreement with the Seattle-based group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to sell 65% of the team for approximately $341 million, the deal must still be approved by the NBA's Board of Governors.

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Joe Maloof, David Stern, Gavin Maloof, Rocky Widner/Getty Images Joe Maloof, David Stern, Gavin Maloof, Rocky Widner/Getty Images
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January 26, 2013  10:12 AM ET

The Kings Are Not, Bros.

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January 26, 2013  01:21 PM ET

As a resident of the Sacramento area please allow me to say what we're all thinking, "Stay or go, we'll be content with either outcome as long as the Maloofs are gone."

January 26, 2013  03:12 PM ET
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As a resident of the Sacramento area please allow me to say what we're all thinking, "Stay or go, we'll be content with either outcome as long as the Maloofs are gone."

January 26, 2013  05:59 PM ET

You want this guy owning your team?

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January 27, 2013  12:19 PM ET
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You want this guy owning your team?

LOL!!

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