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In this photo takenon April 29, 2014 photo, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to his left, speaks about the penalties imposed on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by the NBA during a news conferences at Los Angeles City Hall. From left are current and former NBA players A.C. Green, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Roger Mason Jr., Steve Nash, Norm Nixon, Tyson Chandler (tall, bearded) and Luke Walton, far right. Last year Johnson almost single-handedly kept the Kings NBA franchise in Sacramento, staging a late-game comeback to snatch the team away from a Seattle billionaire. This spring he began raising his national political profile by taking over as the head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, then acting as spokesman for the NBA players as the controversy over racist remarks by the Clippers' owner threatened to throw the basketball league into turmoil. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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In this photo taken on April 29, 2014, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson speaks to reporters after his comments about the penalties imposed on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by the NBA at a news conference at Los Angeles City Hall. Last year Johnson almost single-handedly kept the Kings NBA franchise in Sacramento, staging a late-game comeback to snatch the team away from a Seattle billionaire. This spring he began raising his national political profile by taking over as the head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, then acting as spokesman for the NBA players as the controversy over racist remarks by the Clippers' owner threatened to throw the basketball league into turmoil. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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In this photo taken on April 29, 2014, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, at podium, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, speaks about the penalties imposed on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling by the NBA at a news conference at Los Angeles City Hall. From second left are current and former NBA players Steve Nash, Norm Nixon and Tyson Chandler. Last year Johnson almost single-handedly kept the Kings NBA franchise in Sacramento, staging a late-game comeback to snatch the team away from a Seattle billionaire. This spring he began raising his national political profile by taking over as the head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, then acting as spokesman for the NBA players as the controversy over racist remarks by the Clippers' owner threatened to throw the basketball league into turmoil. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, left, talks with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, before President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a reception for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Fresh off a come-from-behind victory in keeping the Kings NBA franchise in Sacramento, Mayor Kevin Johnson gets another chance to build his reputation as a political heavyweight. He will be introduced Wednesday, April 16, 2014, as the newest president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, giving the former NBA All-Star a chance to promote California's capital and the interests of local governments across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Johnson throws for a double play at second over Houston Astros' Robbie Grossman during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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Cincinnati guard Kevin Johnson, right, gets past Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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FILE -- Former San Francisco 49ers running back Roger Craig, left, NBA Hall of Fame guard Chris Mullen, second from left, Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive, third from left and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, right, pose for a photo before the start of the Kings NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Ranadive, a successful Silicon Valley software pioneer, emerged at the intersection of politics and sports last year as he led a consortium of owners to purchase the Sacramento Kings, becoming the leagues first Indian-American owner.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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Cincinnati guard Kevin Johnson (25) shoots against Central Florida guard Matt Williams in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)