Kings investors don't need NBA money; they have Sacramento's

Published: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 9:05 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Re "How bidders topped Seattle" (Page A1, May 7): The reason why the Sacramento City Council held the negotiations with the Kings and NBA so close to the vest is that it is a quid pro quo. We no longer need to wonder why a city that has to cut police, fire and other services would give away $300 million to multimillionaires. Now we know. It was so that this investment group could say that it didn't need $15 million a year in revenue sharing from the NBA because it could get that and more from the taxpayers of Sacramento without a vote on it.

-- John Gomez, Sacramento

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