(9) From left to right Joe Maloof, Sacramento mayor , Kevin Johnson and Gavin Maloof , are seen here prior to an NBA game in 2011 . The Kings ownership and the city of Sacramento are in the midst of what best can be described an acrimonious deliberation process concerning the retention of the franchise and the building of a multimillion dollar facility in a joint public and private enterprise partnership for the Sacramento Kings. At present the franchise plays in the Power Balance Pavilion Arena in downtown Sacramento , California . The venue is now twenty four years old and in need of a major upgrade, however the franchise ownership group is unwilling to pay for the renovation in partnership with the city. AP Photo / Mark Hall ….