CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 2007 |
Sacramento police announced Thursday that they had searched the home of basketball player Justin Williams, but would not say why the warrant was served. Sgt. Matt Young said that Williams, a 23-year-old forward for the Sacramento Kings, was involved in an ongoing investigation, but that no one had been detained or arrested. Young said the investigation began Oct. 12. Williams' home was searched about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
December 30, 2006 |
Perhaps the Clippers don't need Ron Artest after all. The Sacramento Kings never got back to them after calling last week about a potential Ron Artest-Corey Maggette trade, but the Clippers did just fine Friday night without Artest in ending a 14-game losing streak to Sacramento with a 102-93 victory in front of 18,505 fans at Staples Center.
November 7, 2006 |
We'll build you a new arena, and we'll spend more than $500 million to do it. You sell all the tickets, hot dogs and T-shirts you can, for basketball games and concerts and everything else, and you keep almost all the money. The Sacramento Kings simply had to say yes, and help persuade voters to say yes too. But the Kings said no, all but sealing defeat of two measures on today's Sacramento ballot designed primarily for their benefit.
February 23, 2006 |
In recent NBA history, there were three great teams. Two won titles. This is about the third. It's a new era for the Sacramento Kings, the reign of Ron Artest, however long it lasts. Gone are their old monarchs, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, Peja Stojakovic, Bobby Jackson and Doug Christie, who averaged 55 wins for five seasons and twice beat the Shaquille O'Neal-Kobe Bryant Lakers in the Pacific Division. Their wizardry is a memory.
January 26, 2006 |
After suspending Ron Artest on Dec. 6, using all 19 shopping days before Christmas and 31 more before next Christmas, the Indiana Pacers finally found a new home for their controversial forward, sending him to Sacramento for Peja Stojakovic. "We're gamblers," Sacramento co-owner Gavin Maloof said Wednesday night in New York before the Kings' game against the Knicks, "so we're going to take a chance on him." As usual with anything involving Artest, it wasn't simple.
August 13, 2005 |
The Sacramento Kings signed Shareef Abdur-Rahim to a multiyear contract Friday, three days after the New Jersey Nets rescinded a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers because of medical concerns about the nine-year veteran's right knee. "The only thing I can tell you is that I'm healthy," Abdur-Rahim said. "I've never missed games or practices because of my knees." The Kings, who bid for the free agent's services earlier in the summer, wasted no time reasserting their interest.