The game last night against Denver was my breaking point. I became a Wolves fan last night I was so pissed. Hell, I even bought a Ricky Rubio t-shirt. I joined Canis Hoopus, the Wolves' fansite. I couldn't bear to be a Sacramento Kings fan anymore. Then today I came to the realization that I'll always be a Sacramento Kings fan. I've been through too damn much with this team to ever let go of it all. Heck, even the people on this site are more personable than the people over at Canis Hoopus. They don't have a weekly Good, Bad and Ugly. They don't have fan predictions that are totaled on a leaderboard. They don't have the writers or the fans that make this site so great. With that said, I hate being a Kings fan. It's like a divorce you want to have but you've shared too much with that other person to ever let it go. I've been a Kings fan since 2001, the year all of the heartbreak started. My life will probably be shortened by 10 years because of all the stress and anxiety that I've wasted on this team over the years. It's pretty pathetic when you would literally be doing the city a favor by moving the team. Just go ahead, move the damn team. That would be the easy scenario for all of us diehards. There would be no team to root for and no team to make you facepalm on a nightly basis. Take that for what you will, but last night was my breaking point.
So I flipped on tonight's game out in Phoenix. I check the first half score on espn.com and the Kings are leading 54-43 at the half. I'm thinking, man what a nice rebound from last night. And then the 3rd quarter happened and the proverbial collapse ensued. Why do I care? My mind tells me not to but my heart tells me I have to. Even the most diehard fans of this team are having a hard time maintaining their support these days and I don't blame them one bit. I can't imagine if I was actually in attendance at that abomination of an effort vs. Denver. This organization is a complete and utter mess in every area. The arena is a piece of junk, the coach was fired by a division rival, the gm doesn't give a damn about anything, the owners want to move the team, multiple arena efforts have failed, the list goes on. And then you think back to the glory days of the early 2000s and wonder what the heck happened? Everybody got old and defunct and the Kings failed to rebuild is what happened. Bad drafting, bad signings and bad trades have left this roster in shambles. The offense I saw tonight was more of the same isolation bs that high school kids do. Utterly pathetic. If I had the money I would try my best to buy this team, as I know many of you would. Where do we go from here? I honestly have no idea. We've all been working our butts off to persuade the NBA to keep the team in Sacramento but with how bad they are is it even worth it? If we get new owners then yeah but with the Maloofs I say no. For the sake of basketball, the NBA needs to step in a force the Maloofs' hand. Either sell the team to an owner that will keep them here or move them and save us the pain. Until then, we suffer through another long season of nauseating basketball. Then the draft lottery comes, we drop 5 spots and we do it all over again. That my friends is the life of a diehard Sacramento Kings fan.