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Wide-ranging conversation between Kevin Johnson, accuser recorded in 1996

Hear Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's phone call to Phoenix teenager in 1996

Phoenix police recorded this telephone call between Amanda Koba, then 16, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, at the time a 30-year-old basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. The Sacramento Bee in November 2015 obtained the audio after filing a p
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Phoenix police recorded this telephone call between Amanda Koba, then 16, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, at the time a 30-year-old basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. The Sacramento Bee in November 2015 obtained the audio after filing a p

Recordings and transcripts of a conversation between Kevin Johnson, now Sacramento’s mayor but an NBA player when the conversation occurred in 1996, and Mandi Koba are part of the background underpinning an HBO presentation focusing on allegations of sexual misconduct against Johnson.

The segment will air at 10 p.m. Tuesday as part of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel.”

Posted here are four videos, one with the entire 1996 conversation, three others with excerpts.

In this recorded phone clip from 1996, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, then a Phoenix Suns basketball player, and Mandi Koba, 16 at the time, discuss what she will tell her therapist about their relationship. Her counselor had already spoken with

In this recorded phone clip from 1996, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, then a Phoenix Suns basketball player, and Mandi Koba, 16 at the time, disagree on what happened between the two of them. In the call, Koba contends that it was more than a hug

In this recorded phone clip from 1996, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, then a Phoenix Suns basketball player, talks with Mandi Koba, 16 at the time. Johnson recounts specific details about then-teenage Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard's clothing in he

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