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NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:12:05 AM »
Season is right around the corner... Sactown Kings just got a new Owner....


Shaquille O'Neal becomes minority owner of Sacramento Kings



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Years after owning the Sacramento Kings on the court, Shaquille O'Neal has bought a minority stake in the team, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

O'Neal dominated the Kings during the Los Angeles Lakers' three-peat from 2000-02, but now the big man will try and help the Kings turn things around under new owner Vivek Ranadive:

    "What interested me in this deal is the new vision, the new Kings, the new everything," O'Neal, who so famously deemed the Kings the "Queens" at the start of the 2002-03 season, said. "I've always wanted to be part of something like this...It's going to be great."

O'Neal will immediately get to work in his new role, meeting with Kings players and coaches in Sacramento and also having dinner with DeMarcus Cousins. O'Neal plans on mentoring Cousins, and his initial discussions with Kings ownership involved working with Cousins in a consultant role before things got more serious about becoming a minority owner.
More: Sactown Royalty on O'Neal's minority ownership

One of the main reasons this partnership came to be is the friendship between O'Neal and 24-Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov, who is part of the Kings' new ownership group. Ranadive highlighted that relationship among other things when discussing why he wanted O'Neal to join the team:

    "I wanted to find somebody to add to the ownership group who truly represented 21st century basketball, who represented my vision of NBA 3.0, which is having an understanding of technology, wanting to build a global brand and being global in their thinking, and really being committed to having an impact in the community," Ranadive, the former Golden State Warriors minority owner who heads the group that bought the team for a league-record valuation of $535 million, told USA TODAY Sports. "The most iconic person on the planet was Dr. O'Neal. So Mark Mastrov is good friends with Dr. O'Neal, and Dr. O'Neal and I spent a day at my house shooting hoops, hanging out with my kids, and just talking about how to create the franchise of the 21st century.

    "We talked about what the forces were that were shaping the 21st century, we talked about technology, we talked about new companies that we were looking at, and based on that we came to a conclusion that we could - what my (late) friend Steve Jobs likes to say - put a dent in the universe if Dr. O'Neal became my partner."

Sacramento's new ownership group will try and fix a franchise that was recently ranked as the worst in sports by ESPN. The Kings had floundered under the Maloof family and nearly moved to Seattle before the sale to Ranadive. A new arena in Sacramento is in the works, and O'Neal believes it's going to be great for the city:

    "I've seen the (arena) plans," O'Neal said. "I don't know if they've talked to you about the plans, but woo - wee. That's all I can say: woo-wee. Oh, you know what, that's our new slogan: Sacramento - woo-wee.

    "It's going to be sort of like a mini LA live, and it's going to be great for Sacramento, especially when they build the arena...If we put our heads together and hire the right people, I know that this arena is going to be the best arena in the country."

Woo-wee, indeed.
http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/9/23/4761740/shaquille-oneal-sacramento-kings-minority-owner



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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »
oh wow!   Coach D'Antoni with a great hit on Howard!  This is about Pau.

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But let me say this about Pau Gasol: to me, he's the best center in the NBA. I can say that now, and whether I'm totally 100 percent right, people can argue with me. They may rank him second, or third, or eighth. I don't know, but his pedigree is he wins at everything he does. He has two championships (and international titles). I don't think there's even an argument about who the most skilled big man is, when you put it all together. There are some that look at a Picasso or a Monet, and like one or the other, and thatís why they have talk shows. But it's silly to think anything different than that he's a great, great player.
http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/130927dantoni_looks_ahead

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2013, 02:20:31 PM »

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 09:21:51 PM »
What a start.. Heat do their thing, and the Lakers!   :beach:  Ohhh those Lakers!  :cig:

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013, 09:57:05 PM »

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2013, 09:44:49 PM »
What an ending!   Couldn't of ended a better way.   Right in Howards fucking face.   The Blake Mamba!


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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 11:36:06 PM »
Bahahaahaaaaaaa! Love it!!!!!  I was at work, but heard they won with a blake three at the end.  We were all loving it. 

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2013, 08:07:58 AM »
Great win, and I love the in your face 3, but we had a double digit lead we squandered.  All the same, playing a hell of a lot better than the media gave us credit for coming into the season.


Hack a Dwight sure was fun to watch too. 1-6 down the stretch he was.

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013, 09:53:37 AM »
good.

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Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who hyperextended his left knee in Tuesday nightís game at Memphis, had an MRI exam this morning and was examined by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo of the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Results of the MRI show that Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau of his knee. He is expected to be out approximately six weeks.
http://www.nba.com/lakers/releases/131219kobebryant_injuryupdate?cid_eml

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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 08:20:59 PM »
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DALLAS -- Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul exited Friday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks due to a sprained right shoulder.

Paul suffered the injury after being fouled by Dallas guard Monta Ellis with 6:43 remaining in the third quarter. The Clippers announced that Paul was out for the game minutes later.

Paul, an All-Star the last six seasons, entered the game averaging 19.6 points and a league-high 11.3 assists per game. He had 19 points and six assists in 21 minutes against the Mavs.
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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 09:45:50 AM »
hah haa  ha hah   what an idiot.. why would he put this up on his twitter page?   he deleted it, but people got the shot of it.


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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
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Re: NBA 2013-2014 Season...
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 02:04:05 PM »
hah haa  ha hah   what an idiot.. why would he put this up on his twitter page?   he deleted it, but people got the shot of it.




If real, he's an idiot. Was he in Colo or something?

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