Sacramento’s quest to keep the Kings made for some really fascinating storytelling. There were so many moving parts and so many motivations that were slowly peeled away and revealed through the process. There were the clear antagonists (the Maloofs) and protagonists and then of course there was David Stern.

In a book detailing how the Kings were able to remain in Sacramento author R.E. Graswich made some statements about the motivations of each of these characters critical to the plot of our story but it’s what he had to say about Sacramento Mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson that was most interesting.