NBA TV Pulls Sacramento Kings “Here We Buy” Game From TV?

Jan 10, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fans cheer as point guard Isaiah Thomas (22) watches his three point shot go in to send the game into overtime against the Dallas Mavericks during the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Sacramento Kings 117-112 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Sacramento Kings aren’t often found on “national” TV – so the few times that they are, it’s a pretty big event for both the team and fans. Knowing the Kings were to be featured on NBA TV against the Utah Jazz on February 9th, the Sacramento King faithful (Sactown Royalty, etc – along with the help of the Kings’ ticket department) put together another fan organized “Here We Buy” (think Here We Stay) night and a hefty crowd is to be expected – but it wont be broadcast nationally, as previously assumed.

Per our own Marilyn Kenyon  (Mike Tavares also brought it to my attention), NBA TV has pulled the game for unknown reasons – the tilt no longer on the NBA TV schedule (scroll to the 9th) nor is it on the Kings’ team schedule. The Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers, who are scheduled to play the early part of the once double header, are still scheduled. The Kings game has been replaced with “NBA Game Time”.

No word on why the game was pulled or if it was in error. I have contacted the league office but haven’t received any response, as of yet.

Here’s the original schedule, which included the game on NBATV, per USA Today.

Pretty disappointing news for King fans who hoped to show their pride on a national scale, if it indeed has been pulled.