Found April 13, 2012 on TheProBasketballTalk:
PLAYERS: David Stern
Watching the presser with David Stern told me one thing: He really does not like the way the Maloofs are handling themselves. At all. Their press conference was to convince an anti-trust jury (because that's where this is heading--I'll explain in a bit) that the NBA has in it for the Maloofs in Sacramento. David Stern admitted several key facts that many people had been wondering. Chief among those facts are that the NBA would loan 67 million, and give 7 extra million to cover the Maloofs full share of an arena. The Maloofs said no to this. The NBA worked it's collective asses off with the city of Sacramento, Anschuntz Entertainment Group (they run Staples Center in LA among many venues, own the LA Kings hockey team and have a roughly 30% stake in the Lakers) actually would have contributed money to an arena. The NBA has exhausted resources in trying to get a deal. The City of Sacramento has exhausted resources to try and get a framework that would l...
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