He’s been the talk of Twitter, and just this week it was announced the KJ7 tennis shoes will be re-released by Fila. There’s no doubt Mayor Kevin Johnson is one of the most popular mayors right now.
KJ is the man, according to a recent report that says Mayor Johnson has impressed NBA officials and has the attention of California politicians.
Johnson has the entire city of Sacramento fired up over the Kings.
Just this week, the Sacramento Kings took on the New Orleans Hornets. At half-time, in a matter of minutes, Johnson was swarmed by the media.
The Mayor has been relentless, even travelling to New York to help present Sacramento’s offer to the NBA.
Could it be that Sacramento will have a tougher time keeping the Mayor?
Depending on how the Kings deal goes down, Johnson could be a hero.
“Above all else he’s a basketball player and the Mayor of Sacramento, of course he doesn’t want the team leaving town,” said, FOX40’s Political Analyst Gary Dietrich.
Johnson is trying to pull down one of the biggest deals in NBA history. It’s a movement that isn’t just solely for Sacramento, it has caught the attention of the entire state.
“It’s become a California issue to keep the Kings, Johnson could have a political future within state politics,” said Dietrich.
FOX40 did reach out to Mayor Kevin Johnson, he didn’t comment on the speculation. Right now he’s focused on making sure the Kings continue to bare Sacramento’s name.