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Seattle investor regrets bid to block Kings arena

Seattle investor regrets bid to block Kings arena

nba.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Aug 16, 2013
Billionaire Chris Hansen, who tried to move the Kings NBA franchise from Sacramento to Seattle, is behind a secretive effort to thwart the city's efforts to build a new downtown arena for the professional basketball team, California's campaign watchdog …
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  • King's procession: Cops help LeBron to show

    King's procession: Cops help LeBron to show

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    NBA MVP LeBron James says he needed an assist to get to a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert Friday night.
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  • Corey Maggette is getting an education in how to be a front off…

    Corey Maggette is getting an education in how to be a front office executive

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    NBA players retire from their careers at a very early age, often saying goodbye to their life's work before they turn 40. While their salaries suggest that they should be able to never work again, their lifestyles, competitive nature, and basic human de…
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  • Summer Forecast: Worst Newcomer

    Summer Forecast: Worst Newcomer

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Who will be the worst newcomer in 2013-14? Our panelists weigh in.
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  • Source: Purchase values Warriors at $800M

    Source: Purchase values Warriors at $800M

    ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    If industry insiders laughed at the $450 million Joe Lacob and Peter Gubar paid for the Golden State Warriors in November 2010, one has to wonder what they would think now.
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  • Kidd, Calipari help trumpet revived NY arena

    Kidd, Calipari help trumpet revived NY arena

    nba.com Aug 16, 2013
    A news conference to trumpet the selection of a developer to renovate a suburban New York sports arena morphed into a pep rally Friday, as sports luminaries including Jason Kidd and John Calipari joined elected officials and business leaders at the Nass…
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  • Wade vows to come to camp 'prepared and ready'

    Wade vows to come to camp 'prepared and ready'

    nba.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    Tom Crean still cannot forget the vehicle that Dwyane Wade was driving a decade ago.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Maurice Stokes

    The 10-man rotation, starring Maurice Stokes

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Grantland. Bryan Curtis fantastically …
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  • The NBA, A-through-Z: Questionable attempts at 45 wins

    The NBA, A-through-Z: Questionable attempts at 45 wins

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    The free agents have just about all been signed up. The NBA is down to a series of Instagram photos from moving yachts and crossed fingers from worried teams hoping their players stay safe in the summer off. There’s nothing going on, save for that clock…
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  • Kobe not sure he'll be ready for Lakers' opener

    Kobe not sure he'll be ready for Lakers' opener

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon.
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  • The 5 Best NBA Players Who Have Never Made An All-Star Team

    The 5 Best NBA Players Who Have Never Made An All-Star Team

    dimemag.com Aug 16, 2013
    Meaningful goals and obstacles are crucial to the success of professionals. Maintaining personal levels of success by pursuing wealth or self-valued “worth” are excellent ways for people to better themselves. But athletes are different. Bettering yourse…
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  • Venture capitalist buys Warriors' minority stake

    Venture capitalist buys Warriors' minority stake

    ESPN.com nba.com Aug 16, 2013
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Mark Stevens has purchased the minority stake in the Golden State Warriors previously held by new Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive.
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  • The NBA, A-through-Z: (Chris) Paul and Paul (George)

    The NBA, A-through-Z: (Chris) Paul and Paul (George)

    yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    The free agents have just about all been signed up. The NBA is down to a series of Instagram photos from moving yachts and crossed fingers from worried teams hoping their players stay safe in the summer off. There’s nothing going on, save for that clock…
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  • Best of NBA Instagram: Nate Robinson With Mariah Carey; Russell…

    Best of NBA Instagram: Nate Robinson With Mariah Carey; Russell Westbrook & James Harden In NYC

    dimemag.com Aug 16, 2013
    Instagram has become one of the more popular tools for NBA players to share pics and video with their fans. Last night we spotted Nate Robinson with Mariah Carey and a Thunder reunion in New York City. Nate got to chill with Daydream singer, Mariah Care…
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  • Report: Larry Sanders Nearing Extension With The Bucks

    Report: Larry Sanders Nearing Extension With The Bucks

    dimemag.com Aug 16, 2013
    League sources are telling Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski that Larry Sanders is nearing an extension that would pay him $44 million over four years. Sources also claim the deal could be incentivized with bonuses that push the total amount to $48 milli…
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  • NBA Efficiency Rating Inventor Kills Self, Explains Via Website

    NBA Efficiency Rating Inventor Kills Self, Explains Via Website

    deadspin.com Aug 16, 2013
    Martin Manley, the former Kansas City Star contributor whose insight into sports made him a key component of that paper's sports section, committed suicide yesterday—and left a sprawling website to explain why.Read more...
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  • Dime Q&A: Blake Griffin On His Jordan Collection & Whet…

    Dime Q&A: Blake Griffin On His Jordan Collection & Whether He Could Play In The NFL

    dimemag.com Aug 16, 2013
    On Wednesday night, the Red Bull Midnight Run made its way to L.A. Blake Griffin, who has been one of the faces of Red Bull basketball, stopped by to assist the Dime crew in picking the top eight players to travel to Brooklyn for the Red Bull Midnight R…
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  • Phoenix Suns Unveil New Uniforms

    Phoenix Suns Unveil New Uniforms

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Aug 16, 2013
    Last night, the Suns revealed their three new uniforms for the upcoming season. They did it at a "fashion show" at a Scottsdale mall, because Arizona.Read more...
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  • Phoenix Suns Unveil New Jerseys Including Sleeved Alternate Res…

    Phoenix Suns Unveil New Jerseys Including Sleeved Alternate Resembling Traffic Cones

    dimemag.com Aug 16, 2013
    Last night in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Phoenix Suns unveiled new jersey designs for the upcoming 2013-14 season in a fashion show presentation featuring Eric Bledsoe, Alex Len, Archie Goodman, P.J. Tucker and Caron Butler. The unveiling included three d…
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  • Kobe not sure he'll be ready for Lakers' opener

    Kobe not sure he'll be ready for Lakers' opener

    nba.com ESPN.com Aug 16, 2013
    Kobe Bryant isn't sure he'll be ready to play when the Los Angeles Lakers open the season on Oct. 29, although he remains ahead of schedule in rehabbing his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon.
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  • Judge moves Hunter-NBPA suit to Los Angeles

    Judge moves Hunter-NBPA suit to Los Angeles

    CNNSI.com Aug 16, 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge has granted the motion for change of venue to Los Angeles in former NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter's lawsuit against president Derek Fisher and the union.
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  • This Week in Internet: When Is Puff Daddy Gonna Buy the Clipper…

    This Week in Internet: When Is Puff Daddy Gonna Buy the Clippers?

    grantland.com Aug 16, 2013
    The Internet is a big place, and in the age of social media it's important to stay current on all the ridiculous things that happen in sports (and els...
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  • Video - Warriors Valuation Looks Golden 04:51

    Warriors Valuation Looks Golden

    Aug 16
    Darren Rovell discusses how the Golden State Warriors franchise has almost doubled in value since 2010 and is now said to be worth $800 million.
  • Video - Kobe Not Sure When He Will Return 00:20

    Kobe Not Sure When He Will Return

    Aug 16
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he isn't sure if he will be ready to play when the Lakers open their season on Oct. 29 and added that he would finish his career with the Lakers.
  • Video - Summer Forecast: Best and Worst Newcomers 08:02

    Summer Forecast: Best and Worst Newcomers

    Aug 16
    Dwight Howard was widely credited with being the offseason's best pickup, but what about the worst? Amin Elhassan weighs in.
  • Video - Hansen Helped Anti-Kings Arena Group 03:39

    Hansen Helped Anti-Kings Arena Group

    Aug 16
    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst breaks down documents showing hedge fund manager Chris Hansen bankrolled an effort to undercut a deal for a new arena in Sacramento.

Sports Columnists

  • Chris Hansen gave money to group opposing new Sacramento Kings arena, docu…

    Aug 16
    Weeks after his aggressive bid to buy and relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle failed, hedge fund manager Chris Hansen bankrolled an effort to undercut the deal the team's new owners made to build an arena in Sacramento, documents show.
  • Chris Hansen gave $100,000 to group opposing new Sacramento Kings arena

    Aug 17
    Weeks after his aggressive bid to buy and relocate the Sacramento Kings to Seattle failed, hedge fund manager Chris Hansen bankrolled an effort to undercut a deal the team's new owners made to build an arena in Sacramento.
  • 130816 Wilbon on Bears' preseason look

    Aug 16
    The Bears' offense still appears to be a work in progress while the defense remains in dominant form.