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🎥🎞🎬📽 The Double Life of CHANCE COMANCHE: From Basketball Court 2 A Court of Law

.Chance Comanche, who played basketball at Beverly Hills and View Park Charter high schools, appears in a Sacramento County court to waive extradition to Las Vegas to face kidnapping and murder allegations. Dec. 19, 2023.. #ChanceComanche #SakariHarnden #StocktonKings #GLeague #NBA #SacramentoKings #LasVegas

.Sacramento, Calif.

.Publicity Agents photo art by T. Ray Harvey. Dec. 19, 2023. Sakari Harnden's book photo courtesy of

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Urban Street Science w/Tony Ray Harvey:

Bizarre Mixture of Basketball, Revenge, and Murder Plot

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Photo Art, Text, and Footage by T. Ray Harvey

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Sacramento, Calif. — It took former Beverly Hills High School basketball star and Ex-NBA G League player Chance Comanche about six years to get an opportunity to play in an NBA regular-season game after he left the University of Arizona to enter the 2017 draft.

He played in one game for the league’s Portland Trail Blazers franchise last April. Unless a miracle falls from the sky, he may never see the inside of an NBA or G League facility ever again.

In front of the Hon. Superior Court Judge Alicia Hartley, Comanche, 27, waived his rights on Dec. 19 in a Sacramento courtroom to be extradited to the state of Nevada to face kidnapping and “open murder” allegations, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

“We really have nothing to say,” Comanche’s lawyer Michael Goldstein said outside of the Sacramento County Main Jail where the court proceedings took place. “We’re going to let the court deal with it. We’re going to deal with it in Nevada.”

Comanche and his ex-girlfriend, Sakari Harnden, 19, were both arrested and charged with kidnapping Harnden’s friend, 23-year-old Marayna Rodgers on the night of Dec. 5.

Comanche was in Las Vegas with the Stockton Kings for a game against G League Ignite on Dec. 5 at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson. Rodgers was reported missing on Dec. 7, two days after she was last seen with friends. She had arranged to meet with Harnden and Comanche, according to police.

Law enforcement discovered human remains in a desert area of Henderson. The remains were later identified by the Clark County Coroner to be Rodgers. Investigators determined that Harnden and Commanche were responsible for the homicide of Rodgers.

Comanche confessed that the pair killed the woman from Seattle, Washington, in what is described as a “Male and Female” Execution “Murder Plan” homicide case by LVMPD investigators.

Comanche and Harnden started hatching the plan to kill Rodgers at the end of November and implemented the action after Comanche’s game, according to text messages listed in an arrest warrant. Harnden had previously shared with Comanche that she was having an issue with Rodgers about a Rolex watch and she believed the Seattle woman wanted to “smoke” her if she did not return the piece of jewelry.

Their intentions were to farm out the murder through an acquaintance for $3,000 but that part of the plan fell through when they received no response from the would-be recruit who went by the name of “Tre,” according to information in the arrest warrant.

“Chance and Sakari were unable to get someone to help with the murder. So they decided to carry out the murder themselves,” the detectives wrote in the document filed in Las Vegas’ Justice Court on Dec. 18.

The 15-page document also states that Harden and Rodgers were sex workers and they had planned to meet with Comanche to have “kinky sex” for the price of “$1,000,” the basketball player told investigators. Harnden and Comanche text each other before the game. He later met Harden at his hotel and the pair went to pick up Rodgers in a Mercedes Benz at a liquor store that had surveillance cameras.

Comanche told detectives in Sacramento that he choked Rodgers with a HDMI cord and Harnden used her bare hands early Dec. 6. Comanche said he and Harnden “lured” Rodgers away from her friends to kill her “under the direction of Sakari,” as mentioned in the arrest warrant.

On Dec. 13, Harnden was arrested in Las Vegas by the Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. She first appeared in court on Dec. 18 and is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

On Dec. 15, Comanche was arrested by the members of the California Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Apprehension Team at a Stockton Kings practice in northwest Sacramento. He told investigators that he had known Harnden for about 18 months.

Comanche appeared in court in an orange jumpsuit issued to incarcerated inmates of the Sacramento County Main Jail in downtown Sacramento. His braided hair looked disheveled as he quickly glanced at reporters’ television cameras propped up in the first two rows of the gallery. He spoke only to Goldstein and Judge Hartley. He spoke to the officers of the court behind bars that resemble a cage.

In less than two minutes, the 6-foot-10 athlete responded twice to Hartley with “yes ma’am” in a nice manner and corrected her when she referred to him as “Chase,” politely telling her that his name is Chance. Comanche and his lawyer were told that the state of Nevada had 30 days from the court date to transfer him back to where the alleged crimes were committed. After his supposed confessions, the Clark County District Attorney’s office attached an open murder charge to the case.

In Nevada, open murder is a general allegation that includes several homicides the prosecutor can charge under First-Degree Murder, Second-Degree Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter and Involuntary.

Comanche was a Division III all-state selection and the 2015 Southern Section Division 3A Player of the Year. He averaged 20.1 points, 16.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game as a senior to lead Beverly Hills High School to a 26-6 record and a Southern Section 3A title as a senior.

He spent his junior and sophomore years at View Park Preparatory High School where students from affluent Black communities in Los Angles such as Baldwin Hills and View Park-Windsor Hills prepare for college and careers.

As a 6-foot-11 center, he played two seasons at the University of Arizona before entering the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft. He was not drafted and bounced around in the league’s G League, playing one stint with the Stockton Kings last season. Comanche played internationally in

The NBA G League is the NBA's official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory.

Comanche was added to the Sacramento Kings’ training camp roster on Oct. 2. He was cut by the team on Oct. 12, and then signed a contract to play with the Stockton Kings, his second stint with the G League team. Other than international clubs that get exposure, the G League is the closest organization for athletes to stay in the eyes of NBA franchises.

There are only 450 professional athletes in the “Association” and each player had a 1 in a million shot to make it to the league. In his lone game with Portland Comanche had seven points and three rebounds in 21 minutes played.

The Stockton Kings played their first home game on Nov. 19 in Stockton’s Adventist Health Arena against the South Bay Lakers, an affiliate of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers. Comanche played 28 minutes as starter in the contest, scoring 10 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, and blocking 2 shots.

“The Stockton Kings, the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, announced (Dec. 15) they have released Chance Comanche,” the team said in a written statement.

The LVMPD was contacted by California Black Media on Dec. 20 seeking information whether any of the Stockton Kings players were interviewed by detectives concerning the alleged homicide but its public information office did not provide any details.

“The individual is pending extradition. This is still an ongoing investigation,” LVMPD replied in an emailed statement to CBM.

Little is known about Harnden's background but more reports are surfancing about her alleged connection to another boyfriend who is sitting in a San Joaquin County Jail accused in a double homicide. The city of Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County. Harden is labeled as a sex worker in the arrest warrant and she met Comanche on a dating app, according to the information he provided to investigators.

According to the arrest warrant, Comanche and Harnden dumped Rodgers’ body in a ditch in the desert and covered it with rocks. During the interview in Sacramento, Comanche showed detectives where the body had been discarded by pointing to the location on a map..

Rodgers was a scrub nurse at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Seattle. After she disappeared, her boyfriend created a GoFundMe account.

“Marayna has a boyfriend, family, friends, two dogs, and works as a surgical tech back home in Washington,” the page creator, Tremaine McAdams of Henderson, Nevada wrote.

.The Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) is a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the FBI and staffed in the LVMPD’s Major Violators Bureau. It is comprised of FBI, LVMPD, Henderson and North Las Vegas Police Departments. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at (702) 828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, or on the internet at

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