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News that current NBA on TNT/NBA TV analyst and future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal will become a part-owner of the Sacramento Kings brought back reminders of the infamous “Sacramento Queens” quip he made at the start of the 2001-02 season. For those who need a reminder, this is also what The Big Aristotle once […]The post Starting Lineups: Tormentor Turned (Part) Owner – Shaq And The Sacramento Kings appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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The larger-than-life figure that teased and tormented the Sacramento Kings for so long is now the biggest name to join the franchise's new ownership group.
The Kings announced Monday that Shaquille O'Neal has acquired a minority stake in the team under new owner Vivek Ranadive. The Kings will introduce the four-time NBA champion at a news conference Tuesday in Sacramento...
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DeMarcus Cousins is on track to have his contract extended with the Sacramento Kings before the Oct. 31 deadline for 2010 first round picks, according to sources.
Cousins could have a deal wrapped up before the Kings open training camp next week.
Contract negotiations are under way and Pete D'Alessandro is scheduled to return to Sacramento early this week to resume talks.
You wonder if Kings fans remember Shaq calling them the “Queens” a few years back… even if they do, reportedly he is now a new minority owner in the franchise. “What interested me in this deal is the new vision, the new Kings, the new everything,” O’Neal, who so famously deemed the Kings the “Queens” […]
ESPN is reporting that Kings center DeMarcus Cousins could see the extension he’s been seeking before the teams convene’s for training camp next week.
Reports suggest negotiations could push past next week, but that Cousins will certainly have a deal in place by the October 31 deadline that is on par with the extensions that John Wall, Paul George, and Larry Sanders have received...
In a move that can only be described as ironic, Shaquille O'Neal has been made a part minority of the Sacramento Kings. Via USA Today:
As the Kings continue their image makeover that was sparked by the late May sale of the team to Vivek Ranadive, they have made a big and bold move by adding O'Neal as a minority owner. The TNT analyst once gleaned pleasure in deriding...
Shaquille O'Neal has apologized to all Sacramento Kings fans for his verbal jabs during his playing career and is promising to restore the franchise to its winning ways as a minority owner.
Declaring the new name of the city "Shaqramento," O'Neal took several steps to explain his past swipes at his introductory news conference Tuesday. He said he was only trying...
The Sacramento Kings introduced Shaquille O'Neal as a part owner on Tuesday and everyone in ownership and management made it clear that there will be an open line of communication among all members.
Pete D’Alessandro is also open to hearing O'Neal's take on potential personnel moves.
“I hope to," D'Alessandro said. "I’m a believer, much like Vivek...
Shaquille O'Neal has purchased a minority stake in the Sacramento Kings.
O'Neal plans to meet with players and coaches of the Kings and will have dinner with DeMarcus Cousins.
"What interested me in this deal is the new vision, the new Kings, the new everything," O'Neal said. "I've always wanted to be part of something like this…It's going to be great."
Shaquille O'Neal is remembered as a four-time NBA champion former league MVP and one of the most dominant centers in history.
So it's hard to recall a time when winning wasn't always synonymous with the Shaq brand.
Before O'Neal was a three-time NBA Finals MVP during the Los Angeles Lakers' dominant run from 2000 to 2002 O'Neal was scrutinized and criticized...
Cole Aldrich, who has not lived up to his NBA expectations, will resume his NBA career with the fourth team in five years in the city that never sleeps.
Aldrich, the 11th pick in the 2010 NBA draft, has found a spot on the New York Knicks in the 2013-14 season, according to the team. The terms of the deal are not disclosed.
The former Kansas Jayhawk will have a chance to compete...
(Photo Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports) SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Multiple sources from ESPN.com report that Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is close to a contract extension with the franchise. The extension could be done before the Kings open training camp next week, and is expected to be finished well before the October 31 contract extension deadline […]
Back in the early 2000′s, Shaquille O’Neal was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers and infamously called the Sacramento Kings…”the Sacramento Queens”.
Well, times have changed and so has Shaq as he has bought of share of the team that he once dissed and become a minority owner of “the Queens”.
USA Today’s Sam Amick has more on this story:
As the Kings continue their...
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