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The Maloofs liked the Sacramento Kings so much they bought the team--and its arena

It began as a roar. But before long, the filled-to-capacity Arco Arena began to rock and shake. Down by 11 points in the fourth quarter, the hometown Sacramento Kings were midbounce through a rally. And no one was cheering louder than 44-year-old team owner Gavin Maloof. His suit jacket off and his fingers to his mouth, Maloof let out a sharp whistle. In a recent Chteau Latour tasting, guests sampled the 1982, 1985, 1990, 1991, and 1993 vintages. Another recent evening featured great Alsatian Rieslings from the top grower Hugel. The entry fee was $115 per person.

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