I’d like to start out by congratulating Mayor Johnson and the fans in Sacramento for the tremendous effort they put together to keep their team. Given what our community went through in 2008, if there is any silver lining in this for Seattle it is seeing Sacramento’s dedicated fan base successfully rally to keep the Kings. This was never about Seattle fans versus Sacramento fans, and it goes unsaid that there is a mutual respect given the circumstances we have both been through.
This video spotlights the last truly razzle-dazzle team in NBA history-- the charismatic Sacramento Kings squad that played to enthusiastic crowds and standing ovations on the road as well as at home. The NBA showcased the Kings of this era around the world (games in China and Japan), as well as with special programming and the maximum number of national TV appearances. (Footage courtesy of: NBC Sports, HTS, Fox Sports Net, WGN, National Basketball Association.)