Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson announced to screaming throngs of Kings fans Friday that the deal to sell the NBA franchise to a group led by software tycoon Vivek Ranadive has been signed.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson flashed a few smiles when his bid to save the city's NBA franchise finally succeeded. Just not too many.
The Kings are staying in Sacramento, and Seattle will have to wait for another NBA franchise.
A group led by investor Chris Hansen has a deal to buy the team. Hansen hoped to move the franchise to Seattle and rename it the SuperSonics. The original Sonics were moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 and were renamed the Thunder.
LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA's Most Valuable Player took notice.
LeBron James is getting his fourth Most Valuable Player award _ and the only mystery left is whether the vote was unanimous.
Here they stay, for now.
The recommendation has been made, the vote is set and the Sacramento Kings seem all but assured of staying in California's capital city.
NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.