Police Video Shows Teen Girl Graphically Accusing Kevin Johnson Of Sexual Abuse

Today, Kevin Johnson is mayor of Sacramento, Calif., and Mandi Koba is a mother of three and an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse. Only they know what happened between them in the summer of 1995, when she was 16 and he was a star guard for the Phoenix Suns, and each has a different version of events. »10/08/15 4:04pmYesterday 4:04pm

"I'm A Grown-Up Now": The Teen Who Accused Kevin Johnson Of Sexual Abuse Speaks Out

There is a photograph of a pile of pink and white paper hearts atop Mandi Koba’s Facebook page. She cut the hearts out of hard copies of a 1996 police report from Phoenix, Ariz. The cops, according to the vintage report used in the arts and crafts project, were investigating “a celebrity involved in a reported child… »9/25/15 9:18am9/25/15 9:18am

Kevin Johnson's Cronies Trump Up Racism Scandal Against His Enemies

There’s a price for taking on Mayor Kevin Johnson in Sacramento, Calif., and the Sacramento News & Review is now paying it. The small weekly paper has consistently taken the lead in exposing Johnson’s abuses of the public trust—and now, for its troubles, finds itself in a bizarre racism controversy contrived by the… »7/27/15 12:44pm7/27/15 12:44pm

How Kevin Johnson Used Public Money To His Own Personal Ends

Kevin Johnson has ambitions of becoming something much more than just mayor of his hometown of Sacramento, Calif. So far, the former NBA star hasn’t found a way to realize them—but his desire to expand and promote his brand has meant that Sacramento city staffers have had lots of extra work to do that hasn’t had… »6/05/15 10:58am6/05/15 10:58am

How Kevin Johnson Destroyed A Black Mayors Group To Promote His Brand

The African American Mayors Association, led by Kevin Johnson, opens its annual meeting today in Washington, D.C. The former NBA star and current mayor of Sacramento has been the president of the association since its founding in 2013—when, as president of the Atlanta-based National Conference of Black Mayors, he… »5/28/15 4:30pm5/28/15 4:30pm

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 4:11pm5/15/14 4:11pm

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 2:40pm5/06/13 2:40pm

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 6:45pm3/29/12 6:45pm