In a column in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Golden State Warriors' political team of P.J. Johnston and Nate Ballard, who are working on building an arena in San Francisco, have been cited for doing "a masterful job of drowning out potential opposition before it finds its voice."

The Warriors are seeking a move from Oakland to San Francisco with a 17,000-seat arena on the waterfront near the Bay Bridge.

The project is estimated to cost one billion dollars.