I had thought that the Maloofs, even slightly more sympathetic Gavin and Joe, would avoid the Sacramento public like the plague after everything that went down in March and April. As it turns out, they seem eager to get back in front of the public eye. From The Bee's Ailene Voisin:
Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof attended the press conference, with Gavin continuing on to the rally. At the end of the rally at Arden Fair mall a few hours later, a sweat-soaked Gavin Maloof seemed dazed by large turnout, and the rowdy, emotional response of the crowd.
Sorry, but why would you be dazed? This is what Sacramento Kings fans do. Perhaps it was punctuated by how universally beloved Thomas Robinson is a few days into his Kings career, but seriously -- rowdy and emotional are the perfect adjectives for the Sacramento fan base. They always have been. They always will be. It's who we are.