Re "New actors, same script for Kings' sitcom" (Viewpoints, Jan. 29): Mayor Kevin Johnson needs to forget about the Kings. Like Bruce Maiman, I don't want my fair city to be associated with a basketball team. It has so much more to offer.
I also don't want an arena smack dab in downtown where it can create havoc for traffic, which is already dangerous in that area. I certainly don't want to help pay for a team or an arena, whether in the form of parking fees or anything else. A Sacramento team can't even be counted on to bring money into the area. Studies in the past have indicated that, all things considered, the economic impact would be a wash at best.
I look forward to the Kings' departure and sincerely hope that our mayor won't start looking for a team to take its place.
-- Jody Wright, Sacramento