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!”