KJ to Meet NBA Governing Board Before Kings Relocation Deadline

In what could be a last second desperation shot at keeping the Kings, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been granted a meeting with the NBA Board of Governors.  The three-time NBA All-Star will speak before the board comprised of team owners on April 14th, which is four days before the Kings’ relocation filing deadline – April 18th.  SB Nation Bay Area has more: “The former-hoops-star-turned-politician says he was inspired to meet with the NBA’s Governing Board after conversations with former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.  Charlotte lost the Hornets to New Orleans due to arena troubles of their own.  But within six months, their city moved forward with a new downtown sports-and-entertainment complex and landed the NBA’s most recent expansion franchise, the Bobcats, a year later.  Johnson also says he doesn’t plan on heading to New York alone.  He’s hoping a ‘contingent of Sacramentans’ accompany him to show David Stern and NBA team owners that Sacramento is committed to building a new arena – with or without the Kings.”