NBA's Sacramento Kings moving to Virginia Beach?

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  1. BrulesRules

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    I know it's the NBA so nobody really cares, but just saw this...

    http://insidebiz.com/news/sources-sacramento-kings-may-move-virginia-beach-arena-deal-works

    The owners of the Sacramento Kings, an NBA franchise, and officials from Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor are expected to be in Virginia Beach Tuesday to propose moving the team to the resort city and for Comcast to help build and lease a new pro sports arena.
    A deal between the Maloof family, which owns the Sacramento Kings, and the city of Sacramento for a $391 million entertainment complex fell apart three months ago and it has been reported that the owners are looking for a city for their franchise.

    Media giant Comcast will guarantee a 25-year lease on a new arena, supposedly for naming rights and for broadcasting the games, sources said. Comcast owns NBC and Global Spectrum, which operates arenas and stadiums across the country including the Ted Constant Convocation Center at Old Dominion University.

    City officials and the Maloof family are expected to announce Wednesday, Aug. 29, that the Kings will land in Virginia Beach, sources said.

    Virginia Beach-based Meridian Group, a marketing communications firm, is expected to handle the public relations for the announcement.

    To finance the arena, the Virginia Beach Hotel-Motel Association has indicated it would support a $1 hike in the lodging tax, sources said.

    In addition, the Atlantic Coast Conference has agreed to place Virginia Beach on its list as a future venue for college ACC conference tournaments
     
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    Virginia Beach is a shithole
     
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    Yep it is pretty ghetto especially being near Norfolk/Hampton and Newport News...so this just might work.
     
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    Will anyone even notice?
     
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    Only if Jimmer actually starts scoring, then the white people will care.
     
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    You'd have a franchise in D.C. and Virginia? :wtf:

    The Wizards can barely get a decent crowd.
     
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    Only for a little while...
    True, if a team were any where close to the NOB though, I bet they would get a substantial draw.
     
  8. BrulesRules

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    Nantrax, DC and virginia Beach couldn't be any more different. Plus it's about 4 hours away with traffic. Virginia Beach is also the most populated city in the state :grad:

    where have you been honkey?
     
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    maybe they could trade for jeremy Lin too?? :dontknow:
     
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    A lot of eggplants in va beach, theyll fill the joint even if they have to all sneak in
     
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    have you seen sacramento.

    Every reject in the country just kind of rolled down into the valley. It is a shithole with no aspirations to dig itself out of it. fuck sacramento and fuck david stern
     
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    4 hours is a decent drive. I just wondered if there was enough NBA fans to fill-up 2 arenas. The southeast loves NCAA basketball but can't sell shit for the NBA.

    The Kings' owners are just trying to get a free deal from any city interested. If they go to Virginia Beach in 10 years they'll be asking for another break. :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe they should move to Seattle, the Sonics should NEVER have moved.

    Same as Vancouver, going to Memphis? One of the worst markets in the world. Stern bailed on Vancouver but sticks it out with Memphis? Bitch please
     
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    Plus the only time Virginia Beach is decent is the summer months...place is a deserted shithole in the winter. It could all jsut be posturing since Sacramento government just voted against their stadium billl. The old threaten to move the team to get the city to give in to demands type of thing.
     
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    maloofs are faloofs
     
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    The Kings ought to move to Rehobeth Beach. Jimmer would fit right in.
     
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    was sacramento and expansion team or the old cincinatti royals?
     
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    I thought Anaheim was courting the Kings :scratch:

    thank God Davis is close by but those granola chicks need to shave them legs before :hump:
     
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    I thought they came from KC. KC Kings and KC Royals. Those KC motherfuckers think they are royalty
     
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    They are the Jeffrey Loria of the NBA. Ask for a handout every year or leave. Jeffrey Loria managed to swindle Miami for a brand new ballpark.

    I have no problem with government paying a portion of a new arena (less than 40%) but giving everything? Fuck no.