There are cities such as New Orleans that, after a cataclysmic event like Hurricane Katrina, cannot reasonably support more than one major sports franchise. In the case of the dwindling number of the Hornets fans, the NBA stepped in and bought the team. But fan attendance isn’t really the issue with Sacramento. Well, the intent of the fans there is still good. To be honest, the Maloofs haven’t given the Kings fans much of a team, as of late, to get excited about. The Sacramento fan is still there, and hasn’t moved away because his house was swept off by floodwaters.
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist (and current member of Velvet Revolver/Loaded and former Sonics fan) Duff McKagan wrote a fantastic piece for ESPN that I can’t recommend enough. McKagan’s all too familiar with the route King fans are traveling down right now and you can sense the void in his basketball heart – something he doesn’t want to see happen to the city and fans of Sacramento.
You can check out the piece by clicking here.