While many former and current Sacramento Kings (along with fellow professional athletes in the NFL and MLB who have Sacramento ties) let their feelings be known on the news that the Kings would be most likely staying in Sacramento, fans clamored to hear from one former King specifically – Chris Webber.
Possibly the greatest to ever wear the purple and black of Sacramento, Webber has been somewhat silent in recent months after initially coming out of the gates swinging when word of possible relocation was first brought to the table. Early, Webber was the lone voice in the national media supporting Sacramento but some fans have been wondering where #4 has gone.
Continually on the move for NBA TV and TNT, Webber hasn’t been easy to get a quote from but Houston Rockets beat writer Jonathan Feigen caught up with C-Webb as he was set to announce Game 4 of the Oklahoma City Thunder/Houston Rockets series.
Webber told Feigen that while he’s happy, he knows the situation still has room to play out and it’s too early to completely celebrate:
CWebb not quite ready to celebrate Sac win.”It’s not over. I’m cautiously optimistic. I remember Horry hit a last second shot against us.”
It might not be the celebratory quote many had hoped for, but as we all know, dealing with the Maloof family isn’t exactly an easy process and it’s doubtful few know that more than Webber.
Hopefully, the cautiously optimistic Webber will have more reason to celebrate in the coming weeks and months and will finally have a brand new, state of the art complex where his jersey can hang uninterrupted.