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November 9, 2006
Knight moves

Yeah, yeah, so the Kings looked good in their convincing win over Detroit tonight. The defense is much improved, the offense shows moments of mojo, and Kevin Martin – through five games – is fast becoming the most reliable offensive weapon.

But on to more fascinating matters: Suge Knight was in the stands at Arco Arena, a place not known for nightly celebrity sightings. But this was more in the infamous category.

Knight – or Suge, or Marion Hugh Knight Jr. to be official – is the rap mogul most notoriously known for his record label, Death Row Records, that he co-founded with Dr. Dre.

Speaking of notorious, his name always popped up surrounding the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G.. While that case has not been solved, Biggie was thought to be killed as revenge for the murder of Tupac Shakur, one of Knight’s rappers whose case also remains a mystery.

In the pop culture world, Knight’s name is even bigger than his 345-pound frame. As for why he was there, I didn’t get a chance to ask him. But hey, the Kings are hurting for big men, so maybe that’s what brought him to town. Or maybe he’s gone from backing Snoop Dogg to Dre, Biggie, Tupac and now….Ron Artest?

– Sam Amick

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