Kevin Johnson's Grifter Wife Returns To The Scene Of A Scandal

They're getting the band back together at St. HOPE. The Sac Bee reported the other day that Michelle Rhee has been named chairwoman of the board at St. HOPE Public Schools, a charter school organization founded by her husband, former NBA superstar and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. » 8/06/14 6:54pm 8/06/14 6:54pm

The NBPA Executive Director Election Sounds Like A Mess

According to Woj, the NBPA executive committee is supporting Michele Roberts, an attorney, for executive director. The vote is about to begin, but it does not sound like any involved are happy about any of it. » 7/29/14 12:39am 7/29/14 12:39am

The Man Who Helped Bring Down Donald Sterling Is An Asshole, Too

If you were watching closely, you might've seen Kevin Johnson, the former NBA guard who's now mayor of Sacramento, sitting courtside at Staples Center during Game 4 of the Clippers-Thunder series. His arm was around his wife, Michelle Rhee, and the two seemed to preside over the action, conspicuous by design—their… » 5/15/14 4:11pm 5/15/14 4:11pm

Players Want "Maximum" Punishment For Sterling, But What Can The NBA Do?

Kevin Johnson has made very clear the NBPA's stance on how the league should handle Clippers owner Donald Sterling. "They want the most severe sanctions that are allowable under the NBA guidelines," Johnson said today on CBS This Morning. But what exactly is allowable? » 4/28/14 9:11am 4/28/14 9:11am

The Kings Agreed To Opt Out Of Revenue Sharing, Because The NBA Sucks

When the prospective ownership group led by Vivek Ranadive managed to convince the NBA's Relocation and Finance Committee to keep the Kings in Sacramento, we pointed out that the main incentive driving the NBA's decision was most definitely the city of Sacramento's willingness to build a new publicly financed stadium » 5/06/13 2:40pm 5/06/13 2:40pm

The Kings Stay Home, As The NBA Plays Sacramento Like A Fiddle

So that's that. After three years of very public courtship from Seattle, three years of fans preparing for the worst, the Kings will remain in Sacramento. Yet it's the NBA that got everything it could have wanted from this whole ghoulish process. » 4/30/13 9:02am 4/30/13 9:02am

The Maloofs Claim They Are "100 Percent Committed" To Sacramento

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: the Maloofs are lying, of course. » 4/02/12 4:30pm 4/02/12 4:30pm

Why The Deal To Keep The Kings In Sacramento May Be Collapsing

"Elation now" crowed the Sacramento Bee when the Maloof Brothers, David Stern, and Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson emerged from lockdown negotations with a plan to build a new arena and keep the Kings from moving to Anaheim. The plan was a good one, as far as publically funded stadiums go: the team and the arena owner… » 3/29/12 6:45pm 3/29/12 6:45pm

Kings Have At Least One More Year Of Mediocre Basketball Ahead Of Them…

"We're going to stay in Sacramento for another year," Kings co-owner George Maloof said today. "We appreciate [the fans'] loyalty to the franchise, and we're going to give Mayor [Kevin] Johnson another try to hopefully bring his vision to reality with a new arena." The vision had better include money. [SI] » 5/02/11 12:35pm 5/02/11 12:35pm

The Brief Local Nightmare Of A City Whose Mayor Is Kevin Johnson Is…

Emma, your esteemed video editor, remarked earlier today, as the Deadspin team was on its way back from the Glenn Ligon exhibition at the Whitney, that we just had seen a strange relic. » 4/22/11 7:15pm 4/22/11 7:15pm

The Cowbell Tolls For The Sacramento Kings

The Kings played what was likely their final game in Sacramento last night, and it ended in a 116-108 overtime loss to the Lakers. The finality of the night, along with a sell-out crowd that showed the kind of affection and made the kind of noise you'd never find at the Staples Center 400 miles south, produced some… » 4/14/11 4:30pm 4/14/11 4:30pm

Kevin Johnson's Fiancée Accused Of Covering Up His Shady Past

"A congressional investigation of the volunteer organization AmeriCorps contains charges that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee handled "damage control" after allegations of sexual misconduct against her now fiance, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson..."[Washington Examiner] » 11/20/09 12:47pm 11/20/09 12:47pm

Revisiting Kevin Johnson's Harold Reynolds Defense


As you may know, former Phoenix Sun point guard is running for mayor of Sacramento. Yesterday, his opponent resorted to dirty politics by digging up a 159-page document from the 1996 sexual misconduct allegation against KJ from a 16-year-old girl. In the report, Johnson said he had a friendship with the girl and also… » 4/18/08 6:40pm 4/18/08 6:40pm

Kevin Johnson's Mayoral Campaign May Have Hit A Snag

A lot of people perked up and took notice last week when former Cal and Phoenix Suns guard Kevin Johnson announced that he was running for mayor of Sacramento. Johnson is known as a philanthropist, having devoted himself to several urban renewal projects around Sacramento (his hometown) since his retirement from… » 3/18/08 2:20pm 3/18/08 2:20pm

Kevin Johnson Has Little Use For Your Meat

Have you been wondering what former Phoenix Suns guard Kevin Johnson has been up to? We know we have! Well, we'd like you to sit down and write down 49,125 different guesses of how Kevin Johnson spends his time these days. We're gonna bet you don't come up with the right answer. (And we're sorry this exercise took up… » 10/16/07 3:00pm 10/16/07 3:00pm