Johnson: ‘there’s still a little time left’

Sacramento isn’t losing its NBA team without a fight.

Mayor Kevin Johnson plans to attend the NBA Board of Governors meeting next month to plead Sacramento’s case to keep the Kings. The former NBA All-Star wrote on his blog Thursday night that ”there’s still a little time left on the clock” to prevent the Kings from moving south to Anaheim.

Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof appear determined to relocate to Southern California next fall. About the only thing standing in their way is a majority vote of the NBA’s owners.

The Board of Governors meetings are April 14-15 in New York. Johnson said the league already has granted his request to attend and speak on behalf of Sacramento.

An NBA spokesman didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.