Tonight should be an interesting night. I’ll likely be paying my last visit to a building I practically grew up in. From the first year the Kings played in Sacramento in 1985 through 1998, I paid about 20 visits a year to Arco Arena. For those keeping track, yes I did stop going the year before they acquired Chris Webber, Jason Williams, and Vlade Divac and started winning. That’s when I became a Warriors fan. So, I’ve only seen two playoff appearances between the two while I was a fan.
But unless I end up at one of the five remaining homes games after tonight, this is looking like it’ll be my last time watching the Kings up here. It’d be really nice if they could break out the 80s light blue jerseys for me, but I think they’re trying to avoid any jerseys that says Kings or Sacramento on them. I’m curious to see how tonight will go. Though I’d prefer the Kings to stay, I’m hardly a fan of what’s become of them since the Maloofs took over, so in that aspect, I won’t be sad to see them go. It’s just too bad that someone else is going to enjoy Demarcus Cousins in his prime instead of us. Then I’ll know how Seattle fans feel about Kevin Durant.
March 19th, 2011 at 9:46 am
It just amazes me that this could actually go down.
That place was consistently known as the loudest arena in the NBA.
Wondering aloud and aloof if the Maloofs will be allowed to ever step foot in that town again.
March 21st, 2011 at 10:03 am
Sucks man, even though you aren’t overly disappointed about it I’m sure you’d rather have them there…. I think the first time I wanted to go to Arco was when they had Bobby Hurley was on the team. I guess I didn’t realize how much he sucked haha! I think I was the opposite of you. Started a Warriors fan, became a slight Sac fan when they made their runs, then went back to the Dubs after I found out the NBA was rigged in 2002…
March 21st, 2011 at 3:29 pm
No truth to the rumor that they’ll implode the place and turn it into a community farm is there ? Reason being there’s enough fecal matter there in terms of the way that the Kings have played in the past few seasons !
March 22nd, 2011 at 2:18 pm
That looks like a beautiful building…tell me they’re going to keep it up?
March 22nd, 2011 at 3:47 pm
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. In this case, it looks nice from the outside, but it’s a craphole inside…
March 29th, 2011 at 8:10 am
Really? That’s crazy. So are they fixin’ to tear ‘er down? (Hillbilly voice…)
March 29th, 2011 at 10:51 am
I have no idea. They probably should demolish it. Matt would know about this more than I would…