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Sacramento Deserves Better Deal

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has done everything the NBA has asked. The city found a way to fund a new downtown arena without placing an undue burden on the public (a 7-2 vote at the Sacramento City Council is a miracle on par with the Clippers suddenly becoming the best team in California). The city is formulating a serious ownership group that could provide stability and resources to make the team competitive. The city has produced actual sponsorship money for the Kings -- $10 million worth before the 2011-12 season to show Sacramento's support for pro basketball. And the fans and local businesses have certainly done their part, as well; there's no question that Clay Bennett, the Thunder owner and highly ironic (if not offensive) head of the relocation committee, was impressed...

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