As a lot of you guys know already, I’m an east coast Kings fan. I’ve yet to step foot in the great city of Sacramento. That will change someday, but for the time being I’m stuck here in the suburbs of Boston.
Thanks to NBA League Pass, I don’t need to live in Sacramento to follow the Kings, so while I’d love to see the team play live at Sleep Train Arena, I can handle missing that. I live about 40 minutes from Boston, I can catch live NBA basketball whenever I want, and the harsh truth is, basketball is better on TV in most cases anyway.
I don’t get jealous of Kings fans living in Sacramento for the live game experience. That’s my point. I get jealous of Kings fans when they have an opportunity to attend a special local event that you can’t find anywhere else. I’d point to Pete D’Alessandro’s live Q&A with Carmichael Dave and Keith Brooks as a prime example.
The “Playing to Win: A Relentless Pursuit to Save a Team” premiere on April 29th at the Esquire IMAX Theatre in downtown Sacramento (wherever that is) is one of those events.
A sampling from their press release –
"Today, Trojan Horse Productions and Franklin Pictures announced that the world premiere of “Playing to Win: A Relentless Pursuit to Save a Team” will take place on the evening of Wednesday, April 29th at The Esquire IMAX Theatre in downtown Sacramento. The film will premiere as part of the Sacramento International Film Festival.Needless to say, I know this is going to be a good time. I can guarantee you that. Go have fun, I’ll be here bummed out that I live thousands of miles away.The “Playing to Win” premiere date – April 29th – will commemorate the two-year anniversary of the historic 7-0 vote by the NBA Relocation Committee in 2013 to recommend keeping the Kings franchise is Sacramento. That vote would be subsequently reaffirmed by the entire NBA Board of Governors on May 15th, solidifying Sacramento’s hold of the team and ending the threat of relocation to Seattle.Guests expected at the premiere include some of the top luminaries, past and present, from the Kings, City, business community, and grassroots Kings fan groups. Following the premiere, general audiences will have the opportunity to view the film during a limited theatrical release with select movie theaters in the Sacramento region. More information regarding the premiere and the subsequent limited theatrical release will be available in the coming weeks.“Playing to Win” will be featured as one of more than 50 films to be shown during the Sacramento International Film Festival, April 25 to May 3."
Needless to say, I know this is going to be a good time. I can guarantee you that. Go have fun, I’ll be here bummed out that I live thousands of miles away.
For more information on all things “Playing to Win” you can check out their full website here.
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