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http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/9/3856192/steve-ballmer-led-group-to-buy-sacramento-kings-bring-basketball-back

A group led by the CEO of Microsoft has bought the Kings.

Demarcus Cousins tweeted one word "wow." lol

If I had to guess, itll be Windows Arena, Bing Arena, or Microsoft Arena.

EDIT: looks like the bid may have been rejected by the Maloofs.

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I'm really torn on this whole ordeal.
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You kill the Kings to get back the Sonics and the bobcats remain...

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How exactly is our chances of getting DMC affected by this?

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How exactly is our chances of getting DMC affected by this?

If the Celtics are willing to give up Rondo, the chances are increased.

If the offer is still Lee / Bradley + Sullinger and picks, then the chances are decreased (though they were neary non-existent to begin with).
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How exactly is our chances of getting DMC affected by this?

No idea.  On the brightside, it will end the freeze that was likely going on because of the pending sale, but on the downside, we don't know whether the new owners will be as motivated to move Cousins right now, or not. 

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Feel like this deserves a second tweet: Less than one year ago the Maloofs were WEEPING of joy at coming to an arena agreement. WEEPING.

The Maloofs are a complete joke...Sacramento deserves better than this.

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Feel like this deserves a second tweet: Less than one year ago the Maloofs were WEEPING of joy at coming to an arena agreement. WEEPING.

The Maloofs are a complete joke...Sacramento deserves better than this.

The problem is, the Maloofs couldn't afford the team.  They just needed to sell.  So, I can't blame them for this too much, since I am not sure there were many buyers that would keep the team in Sacramento.

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Hate to see a city lose a sports team in any sport..Esp. Sac b/c its only pro team they have

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Zach Lowe ‏@ZachLowe_NBA

Feel like this deserves a second tweet: Less than one year ago the Maloofs were WEEPING of joy at coming to an arena agreement. WEEPING.

The Maloofs are a complete joke...Sacramento deserves better than this.

The problem is, the Maloofs couldn't afford the team.  They just needed to sell.  So, I can't blame them for this too much, since I am not sure there were many buyers that would keep the team in Sacramento.

This hurts a lot for Kings fans, but for the NBA as a whole this is definitely a good thing because that team clearly needed an ownership change.  Teams tend to be much better run and more competitive (i.e. put a better product on the floor) when they have owners who have plenty of money to spend and the ability to focus their efforts on building a strong roster.
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Sad day and happy day. Similar to the creation of the Ravens. Sort of like your wife leaves you and a few years later your buddy's wife leaves him for you.

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As a resident of Seattle for the last 3+ years, I think its safe to say California can give up ONE OUT OF ITS FOUR TEAMS so that Seattle can have a team back.

Go BingSonicSpacemen!!!!

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Supersonics are back
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Zach Lowe ‏@ZachLowe_NBA

Feel like this deserves a second tweet: Less than one year ago the Maloofs were WEEPING of joy at coming to an arena agreement. WEEPING.

The Maloofs are a complete joke...Sacramento deserves better than this.

The problem is, the Maloofs couldn't afford the team.  They just needed to sell.  So, I can't blame them for this too much, since I am not sure there were many buyers that would keep the team in Sacramento.

From a business standpoint, you're right, they did what they had to do. But it was their incompetence as an ownership group in the first place that created this mess. Just a really crappy deal for Kings fans and the city of Sacramento that don't deserve this.

As a resident of Seattle for the last 3+ years, I think its safe to say California can give up ONE OUT OF ITS FOUR TEAMS so that Seattle can have a team back.

Go BingSonicSpacemen!!!!

While I'm happy for the city of Seattle, those fans more than anyone should know how heartbreaking it is losing a franchise that you love. Just because your team was "stolen" from you in the past doesn't make it OK for you to do the same. Not Seattle's fault of course, but it's not something I would necessarily rejoice in if I were them.

 

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