Arena deal crumbles, Sacramento’s NBA future shaky
During Anaheim’s previous flirtation with the Kings, Samueli agreed to loan $50 million to the Maloofs for relocation expenses. The Kings also seem likely to make much more money in television and corporate sponsorship in Orange County than in Sacramento, particularly with the television opening created when the Lakers move next season from Fox Sports West to Time Warner.
But if the Kings attempt to move to Orange County, the Lakers and Clippers likely would voice objections to a third team invading their geographic territory. Honda Center, undergoing improvements to be completed in 2013, is 35 miles away from Staples Center.
AP Sports Writers Antonio Gonzalez, Greg Beacham and Jeff Latzke contributed to this report.
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