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

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

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 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

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