Welcome to "deep pockets" Shaq

Published: Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 - 7:09 am

Re "Hey Shaq, can we lend you a tiara?" (Editorials, Sept. 24): I want to join in the welcome to Shaquille O'Neal. His personality, basketball expertise, and leadership will go a long way toward fixing what is wrong on the court. However, I'm more interested in Shaq's "deep pockets."

With another deep pockets leader in the Kings organization it should much easier for the Kings to build the arena with private funds, similar to how AT&T Park was built in San Francisco. Let's see Shaq demonstrate his commitment to the franchise, and the city, by ponying up a commitment to privately finance, along with others similarly situated, the arena construction, thereby proving to Sacramentans that he is indeed serious about this venture.

-- James F. Spagnole, sacramento

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