Yesterday, after the NBA announced that they voted to reject the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle, current and former Sacramento Kings chimed in on the decision, as well as other professional athletes – some native to Sacramento, others just happy to see the Kings hopefully staying in Sacramento.
#Salute Mayor Kevin Johnson …he really fought for the city of Sacramento much respect sir @KJ_MayorJohnson
Congrats to the city of Sacramento. Was home 2 my family & I for 4 yrs and I’m glad the fans get to keep their team.
To all the kings fans its time to Rocklife #future#kings#kevinjohnson#awesome
#herewestay happy for the people of sac town!
Man, I love Sacramento.
Glad to hear The Kings are Staying in Sac! They belong here!
Shockingly, there was no reaction from former Sacramento King and Seattle native, Spencer Hawes.
I’m so proud to be from Sacramento! Because of the effort and support of the city, the Kings will live to reign another day! It’s not quite my hometown without the Kings around!
“Just me being in my 10-year career, to have an opportunity to go to Sac. once a year, I think it’s awesome for that city,” said James, who played his first NBA regular-season game in Sacramento in 2003-04. “Those fans deserve to have a team, what they’ve meant to the Kings and what the Kings have meant to that city. A special, a real, real special shout out to Kevin Johnson, a dear friend of mine. And I’m happy that the team, from what I heard, will be at least be there for another year. And then we go from there. So I’m happy for those fans.’’
Just heard the news Sac Town! Kings will not be stopped! Bring it home Please!
In addition to players, league executives like the 49ers owner Jed York congratulated new potential owners Vivek Ranadive and Chris Kelly and the city of Sacramento: