This afternoon, which grew into this evening, 15,000 plus packed themselves into Cesar Chavez park in Downtown Sacramento to celebrate not only the Sacramento Kings, but their community pride.
To call the Long Live the Kings rally anything but a rousing success would be a complete short change. The fans, were amazing. The speakers, were amazing. The hosts, were amazing. The people who scrambled in the past few days to produce the movies, to build the stage, to book the entertainment – everybody who was involved in putting the rally together, was amazing.
Tonight, was amazing.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend but I did take the time out to unexpectedly cap the night in video form. You’ll have to excuse the sound as there is a slight hiss in the videos (and some syncing issues on the longer videos), but I hope you enjoy.
Sacramento Kings honor grassroot leaders, including our own Scott Levin who represented A Royal Pain:
Ticha Penicheiro and Ruthie Bolton of Sacramento Monarchs fame speak to Jen and Scott:
Top 10 moments of the 2012-13 season (top 9, I missed #10. Oops):
Chris Webber tribute:
Kings honor former Sacramento Kings dance team members:
Quick clip of David Garibaldi completing his Here We Stay(ed) painting:
Grant Napear interviews Kings guard Isaiah Thomas:
Grant Napear interviews Kings guard Tyreke Evans:
Scott Moak interviews former Sacramento King Scott Pollard:
Carmichael Dave speaks with Vivek Ranadive:
Gary Gerould interviews Chris Webber:
Vivek Ranadive and Kevin Johnson are interviewed on ESPN’s Sportscenter:
Gary Gerould interviews Mitch Richmond:
Anjali Ranadive and Tesla performing Love Song:
Mayor Kevin Johnson, Vivek Ranadive speeches:
Some pictures from the night: