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Sacramento Kings Relocation Saga: Mayor Kevin Johnson Wants Kings To Stay In Town

The Sacramento Kings are the main candidate for relocation, right as the talk of a new Seattle NBA franchise is beginning to heat up.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times recently spoke with Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson about the potential of the Kings relocating to Seattle.

"I honestly was looking through the newspaper trying to figure out if I was going to go to a Seattle SuperSonics game and it just hit me that they don't have a team anymore," said Johnson, who played in the NBA from 1987 to 2000. "I was out talking to people, and the community hasn't recovered from that. I don't wish that on anybody."

Johnson hopes Seattle someday gets an NBA team, but he's adamant it won't be the Sacramento Kings.

Ultimately, however, the final decision will have to be made by the Maloofs. But it is comforting to know that the official stance of the City of Sacramento is "please don't go."

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