The last 3 years haven't been anything King's fans would have ever thought they'd see. A major dismantling of what people(including outsiders) called a "Dream TEAM" with the last piece being moved last season its hard to realize that the past is the past and its time to set into reality.
The economy down, which means attendance is down another hard concept for Sacramento to grasp seeing as how every season we had a record for consecutive sellouts. Truth be told its happening all around the league, 12 teams are going to get a bailout next year and it looks as if Sacramento is going to be one of them. Will the money come to the team or will it go towards the new arena?
Yes that's right, in case you've been under a rock the plan has passed to build a brand new arena at Cal Expo. With this now in place it sets a new tone for not only the city but the club as well. With 2010 fast approaching the Maloofs have made moves to position them selves to not only rebuild but at the very least attempt to shop in 2010. A new arena and rejuvenated city is always a nice appeal. However, the key problems remain;
Who will be the coach?
Do the Maloofs really care about what we have here?
Are they really willing to take a look at the game rather than just the business side?
Do they plan to show up to any game that isn't considered high profile?
It's kind of hard for fans and players to stick by when the owners aren't. But with that said, as fans we stick by, through the hard times as well as the good. We sit through the hard times because the privilege we have over ban wagon fans is that, when the wins start pouring in it means so much more to us because we shared the teams pain. We have that bond that the others can't even comprehend. True Loyalty, True dedication.
I heard and will quote a Laker fan who I spoke with just yesterday say to me " The refs not only took something away from the Kings but us as well in 2002. The fans don't deserve that asterisk." Necole Key - Lakernation.com
Even though people think that's what keeps us holding on as fans, as if we are living in the past as some like to say...
Well as I've said before, If you aren't a King's fan you wouldn't understand. We understand what goes in and the product that should come out. For some its the stats, for us its heart and teamwork because after all thats what the game is all about.