I have added a public facebook "event" for this protest: "RIP 'Sacramento Kings' Silent Protest."
Please look it up and consider joining. To summarize here, I am arranging a slient, peaceful protest for the last home game of the season, Kings v. Lakers. Folks are encouraged to dress in black and bring Kings' memorabilia so that we can build a shrine and burn candles. Any kind of symbolic items, such as rosary beads, crucifixes, veils for women, etc. are highly encouraged. If enough people will come I will try to rent a hearse. I also want to build a tombstone that reads: "RIP Sacramento Kings, Friday the 13th, 2012." This would be a silent, peaceful protest just outside the Kings' parking lot. I plan on enviting local media.
Organized protest last game of season
This is my first post but I have been a huge fan of this site for a long time now. The message below has also been posted on other fan sites and on my Facebook page. I am looking to spread this idea as much as possible so that we can take some action! So here goes ...
The Maloofs have crossed the line for the last time and the good people of Sacramento should stand up and flex their collective muscles in protest. We must begin to discuss how us die hard Kings' fans can demonstrate against the Maloof's highly suspect decisions, but in a way that is peaceful, effective, and can attract local and even national attention.
The last home game of this season, April 26th, is against the LA Lakers. Media coverage and fan involvement is always greater when the Lakers are involved. People are likelier to be watching and, the fact that it would also the last game of the season, gives us time to organize something special.
My suggestions are as follows. We could meet 2 hours before the game, at about 5:30, in an agreed upon location--like just outside the PBP parking lot. Protesting in a highly visible location but outside the reach of Maloof security would probably be wisest. Our message should be consistent and clear. One or two fans should be designated speakers to ensure that we are on point and not easily dismissed. We can develop rally cries, t-shirts, signs, fliers, etc. Local media would be called beforehand to ensure proper media coverage. Use of social media should also be utilized, not only to organize the event, but to update those who cannot make it and spread the word even further than the reach of local media.
We may not have any direct way of impacting what will occur, but we can sure make things very uncomfortable for the Maloofs. As of tonight, this game is only 13 days away, so a swift, coordinated effort is required. It is also on a Thursday evening, which may not be convenient for some. But just think, this may be our real last chance for meaningful protest before the news cycle moves on to something else. How should we be remembered?