There has been this stigma (an incorrect stigma, mind you) outside of Sacramento that the natives don’t support their team.
Where that ever originated, I’m not sure. Maybe outsiders saw a somewhat empty arena and decided to run with the idea that Sacramento doesn’t support their team, clearly ignoring the fact that Sacramento holds two of the longest sellout streaks in NBA history.
But why let facts get in the way of a good story, right?
Make no mistake, the “reduced” fan support was nothing more than a direct result of the Maloof family, who had put a stranglehold on the King fan base with their continued relocation efforts and lack of desire to put a productive product on the court.
No offense to the said players, but really, how many fan bases are going to throw down their hard earned money to watch an annual 25 win team where big player acquisitions are Toney Douglas and Travis Outlaw?
But now with new ownership in place, Sacramento is back to where they once were.
After averaging one season ticket renewal every 60 seconds this past weekend (credit: lesliempr), the Kings are currently averaging one new season ticket deposit every four seconds after opening sales this morning:
One new season ticket deposit every 4 seconds. Damn Sacramento, you’re amazing.