Found August 16, 2013 on Online Sports Guys:
((HT: KING-TV)) When it came down to it and the Seattle Arena group was vying for the Sacramento Kings hot and heavy, suggested Seattle arena owner Chris Hansen did a bad, bad thing... Here's his statement in full: "When our binding agreement to purchase the Sacramento Kings became a competitive situation and we were faced with both the prospect of seeing our transaction fail and losing our $30 million deposit, I engaged Loeb & Loeb to canvas the various opposition groups to gain an understanding of their efforts and the prospects of their success. During this time I was approached through Loeb by the opposition about making a contribution to the opposition’s efforts as part of a broader group and agreed to make a donation. In this regard I would just like to highlight that I have never directly engaged with or even had any conversations or contact with STOP, Taxpayers For Safer Neighborhoods, or any the various consultants engaged in the Sacramen...

Sacramento Kings: Why Ben McLemore will win Rookie of the Year

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Shawn Kemp and Isaiah Thomas visit Rucker Park for Kamikaze II Mid launch

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Chris Hansen says he regrets funding effort to derail Sacramento arena plan

When his dream of buying the Sacramento Kings was shattered three months ago Seattle investor Chris Hansen was gracious in defeat and offered Sacramento congratulations for keeping the team. On Friday he was unmasked as the mystery donor behind the signature-gathering effort to force a public vote on the Kings' proposed downtown arena - an effort that could derail the arena...

Seattle investor Chris Hansen unveiled as financier of effort to force vote on Sacramento arena deal

Chris Hansen the Seattle investor who tried to buy the Sacramento Kings earlier this year was unmasked today as the mystery donor behind the petition campaign seeking to force a public vote on the the Kings' proposed new downtown arena. At an afternoon press conference FPPC enforcement chief Gary Winuk said Hansen should have known state law required him to report his $100000...

Trade proposal: Brandon Bass for Jason Thompson

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Chris Hansen admits to donating to anti-arena group

A few weeks ago, the news came out the law firm that represented the Maloofs in the bid to sell the Kings was involved in the campaign to oppose the new Sacramento arena. It did not look good. There is now clarification as to what the role of Loeb & Loeb, the law firm involved with the Maloofs, was in the campaign against the approved Sacramento stadium. Chris Hansen...
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