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KJ takes unmerciful attitude into mayoral race

Former NBA star Kevin Johnson, who announced earlier this week his intention to run for mayor of Sacramento, made it painfully clear at a political function on Thursday that his campaign will be centered around repeated
reminders of his pro basketball highlights.

What started as a friendly press conference in California?s capital turned into something far different once KJ took the podium and began trading barbs with incumbent Heather Fargo.

"Olajuwon, Ewing, Robinson, I’ve dunked on the heads of all of them,? Johnson rang from the stand.  ?And you too, three-term incumbent Heather Fargo, will be no different… like right now!"

Johnson then immediately ripped off his suit, revealing a vintage 80s Suns uniform to a confused crowd of reporters and political aides.  He ran toward Fargo, jumped in the air and caught a beautifully timed alley hoop from one of his key point men, high above a makeshift rim that was somehow snuck into the assembly room.   

After delivering a devastating facial on top of his opponent?s head, KJ gave Fargo a virtual teabag and yelled:  ?I also intend to revitalize our city?s parks district!?


  1. Von Kaiser

    March 7, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    I miss those uni’s.

  2. John

    March 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    “Virtual teabag” Priceless.

  3. Marv

    March 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    KJ in constantly overlooked. Paul is looking to become the second player in 16 years to average 20-plus points and 10-plus assists (Steve Nash, 06-07) and everyone is all over his nuts. KJ did that three years in a row, barely missed it the next year when he averaged 19.7 and 10.7, and then averaged 20 and 9.5, and 20.1 and 9.3, two other years.

    He’s got my vote.

  4. Von Kaiser

    March 7, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Agreed Marv-o.

    I think KJ probably would’ve benefited more playing today given all the exposure and amount of games they broadcast.

    But still for some reason he never quite got the coverage he deserved. I’m sure being on the west coast didn’t help him much.

  5. Soy

    March 8, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Think Hakeem might try to run too?

  6. Sharky

    March 8, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I still think the immortal Joe Kliene was the key to Phoenix’s great run in 1993.

  7. Blair

    March 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    I am only commenting because I hate KJ, not because your post was creative and hilarious, because it certainly wasn’t.

    Kevin Johnson, aka: The Desert Princess, was one of the most obnoxious players in NBA history. As good as his stats were he was an even greater whiner and flopper–and injuries, he loved getting the small nagging injuries that lasted 3-4 weeks. Oh yeah, I almost forgot that he was a terrible teammate, too. No one, outside of Phoenix, remembers him and there are plenty of pretty good reasons.

  8. The Sports Hernia

    March 8, 2008 at 5:46 pm


    I suspect going through life as ‘Blair’ has had a significant impact on your misplaced Saturday afternoon anger. May we suggest playing Mortal Combat with a friend in Japan?

  9. Zen Wizard

    March 11, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    The historic district in Sacramento is still using wooden plank sidewalks instead of cement sidewalks, and contains many buildings that are still in place from the NINETEENTH CENTURY!!!

    Clearly, Sacramento needs “change.”

  10. joekidd

    March 29, 2008 at 11:42 am

    That block by Olajuwon actually came in the 1994 regular season, before K.J.’s dunk in the playoffs. The title of that video is mistaken.

  11. joekidd

    March 29, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Nash actually averaged 18.6/11.6 in ’06-’07.

  12. joekidd

    March 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Joe Kleine joined the Suns after the ’93 Finals run, and K.J. was a terrific teammate. Read some of these letters to him:

    Why do you think that the Suns won the most regular season games in the NBA over K.J.’s first seven full seasons in Phoenix (1989-1995)?

  13. joekidd

    April 21, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Actually, that block by Olajuwon came during the 1994 regular season (the video title is misleading). K.J. wasn’t wearing a knee brace during the 1994 playoffs, and there is no “1994 NBA Playoffs” logo printed on the floor When Hakeem made the block.

    K.J.’s dunk, conversely, came during the fourth quarter of Game Four of the 1994 Western Conference Semifinals.

  14. joekidd

    April 21, 2008 at 7:18 am

    Also, the Suns won the second-most playoff games over K.J.’s first seven full seasons in Phoenix (1989-1995).

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