There are many fan bases in the world of sports that are great, but the Sacramento Kings community is one that is special. Scroll down below to find out why.
The Sacramento Kings have not been a good team. At the end of this season, it will be 12 straight years the franchise has failed to compete in the postseason which is one of the longest droughts currently in the NBA.
During that span, the organization has suffered mass dysfunction from head to toe. Whether it has been ownership making ugly headlines, the team going through a carousel of head coaches, or the players not living up to their expectations.
Yes, the Kings have done a lot of wrong in their past, but yet, the fans of the team remain to be proud and loyal throughout the bumpy road.
The Kings community is not your ordinary fanbase. In fact, they are a strange group of people in a good sense. They not only invest their energy in the main players of their beloved team but everyone throughout the roster. Even a player who rarely gets to step on the hardwood.
Last night’s game against the Orlando Magic is a prime example. The Golden 1 Center erupted late in the first quarter when the Kings sent a guy who stands at 6’10” and weighs around 274 into the game. This man’s name is Jack Cooley, a player Kings fans grew to love while the team was playing in the Summer League last July. That is right, Summer League.
Yesterday was an entertaining night for the Kings. Not only were they able to earn the win against their competition, but Cooley put on a show early in the fourth quarter as he scored six points in a two-minute span and finished the night with eight points. The crowd to no surprise, at least in Sacramento, exploded with joy when it happened.
Kings fans do not ask for much. They only wish for their team to come out every game and show the same amount of effort and energy that the people in the Golden 1 Center display for every contest. So when a player like Cooley, who is known as a lively player, gets called into the game, Kings fans are going to show him their full appreciation. Even if it is borderline ridiculous.
I hope one day to see the Kings get back into the playoffs. Yes, it is a team I root for, but I also have seen how special of a fanbase the team has as a whole. Despite this franchise constantly falling short in the last decade, fans continue to go to the games, vehemently focus on EVERY player on the roster, and massively revere those players who embrace repping the purple and white.
The fans of the Sacramento Kings truly deserve to see their team get back in the spotlight, and hopefully, it happens sooner than later. #SacramentoProud