April 26, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings owners Phil Maloof, George Maloof and Gavin Maloof stand up after the win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Power Balance Pavilion. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Maloofs Could Keep Kings if NBA Board of Governors Votes Down Sale to Seattle Group

Could the torture of the Maloofs continue in Sacramento?

According to NBA.com’s Scott Howard Cooper, if the NBA Board of Governors votes down the sale of the Kings to the Seattle group, the Maloofs could keep the team instead of selling it to investors planning to keep the team in Sacramento.

This runs in direct contrast to NBC Sports’ Aaron Bruski, who reports that “without any equivocation,” the Maloofs will not own an NBA franchise next season.

If the Maloofs do decided to keep the team, that would be the worst-case scenario for Sacramento and its fans, who have already suffered enough under the wrath of the worst owners in all of sports.

The Maloofs keeping the Kings would put the franchise in limbo once again, as they look for new ways to betray their loyal fans and sell the team to another investor that plans to relocate.

To be frank, I would rather see the Kings move to Seattle than the Maloofs retain control of the franchise next season.



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  • Rick Goddard

    I thought they were in financial trouble and couldn’t afford to refuse a decent offer. Do they have the funds to keep it going even at a low level? It would be a shame (and a sham) if they were still owners. But, I guess they can’t be forced to sell unless it was through bankruptcy.

  • Guest 5379

    If they end up keeping the team somehow… i don’t even want to think about it.
    -kings fan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.vert1 Richard Vert

    I’m a Sonics fan since the sixties. I’d like to see them back but bringing the Kings here and dressing them in Sonics uniforms would be a cheep imitation to me. We have the Seahawks and Mariners here both doing very well. Keep the Kings where they’re at, tar and feather the Maloofs , and we can wait for an expansion team.