Please don't boo

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

A humble request from a fan who can't be there.

The Kings were playing poorly against the Hawks.  It was frustrating to watch.  DeMarcus Cousins was showing poor body language.  The team looked lifeless.  And the Hawks were running away with the game.

That's when the boos started.

I don't care that a Tuesday night game against the Hawks wasn't a sell out game.  The Kings organization has said that they know it won't instantly be a season full of sell out crowds.  It's going to take time to bring back casual fans, and the die-hards can't be expected to sell out each game.

I don't like telling people how to be fans.  We all enjoy this game in different ways and for different reasons.  Some people love digging into advanced stats, some people just like to watch games and see cool passes and big dunks.  I've come to realize that it's not my place, or anybody's place, to tell you how to enjoy this wonderful game.

So please don't consider this a directive.  It is just a humble request.

Please don't boo the Kings.

This is the team we fought tooth and nail to keep.  It's not like this roster came as a surprise.  We weren't fighting to keep a good team, we were fighting to keep the right to have a team.  And we keep all the ups and downs that go along with it.  Attendance be damned, I grimaced when I heard those boos.  I've never seen boos improve a team's play.  You could argue that the Kings made a comeback after the boos, but I'd say the comeback was in spite of them.

I'm not telling you how to be a fan.  I'm simply making a request, as a fan who can't be at Sleep Train to cheer for the team in person.

Thank you for your consideration.

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