Dale Kasler of the Sacramento Bee connected with AEG head Tim Leiweke, who is in town to celebrate the L.A. Kings' Stanley Cup victory with Southland legislators. Guess what? Leiweke and AEG are still down to help build and operate an arena downtown because Leiweke and AEG believe in Sacramento.

"We haven't changed our opinion about Sacramento or the arena," he said.

He added that NBA Commissioner David Stern and Johnson asked him to re-engage on the arena issue. He planned to meet with the mayor this week.

"To the commissioner's credit, I don't think he ever forgot about Sacramento," he said. He said Stern, whom he's known for decades, doesn't like to relocate franchises.