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  • Here's Why the NBA Is Forcing the Sacramento Kings' Owners to Accept a Low Bid

    05/01/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT · by llevrok · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | 4/30/2013 | Matthew Yglesias
    A consortium of Seattle businessmen offered to pay $365 million for a controlling 65 percent interest in the Sacramento Kings, (snip). A competing group offered $341 million to keep the team in SAC (snip) or $35M less. At first glance this seems perverse. (snip) Well, it seems to all go back to the arena. You see, in addition to offering $365 million for the team, the Seattle bidders were offering to build a brand new arena for the Kings. By contrast, the Sacramento bidders managed to persuade the city of Sacramento to build a brand new arena for the Kings....
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you care about the sexual orientation of your favorite athlete?)

    04/30/2013 5:23:06 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    dailynews.com ^ | 4-30-13 | LA Daily News
    Tuesday's Poll Do you care about the sexual orientation of your favorite athlete? Yes No
  • Conspiracy Theory - The Minnesota Timberwolves Are Hoarding White Players To Boost Ticket Sales

    10/30/2012 7:03:30 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-30-2012 | Tony Manfred
    There's A Conspiracy Theory That The Minnesota Timberwolves Are Hoarding White Players To Boost Ticket Sales Tony ManfredOctober 30, 2012Wikimedia Commons The Minnesota Timberwolves go into the season with only five black players on their 15-man roster, and some people are calling it a conspiracy. From Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "How did we get a roster that resembles the 1955 Lakers?" asked Tyrone Terrell, chairman of St. Paul's African American leadership council. "I think everything is a strategy. Nothing happens by happenstance." That strategy, Terrell and others in the black community believe, is to sell...