I won't wake up in the middle of the night to watch Kings games as long as this nonsense continues. It's not a matter of winning or losing (God knows how many games of that horrible 17 win season I watched), it's the stupidity that makes it all unbearable.
Back when I first got a high speed internet connection at my home and I was finally able to watch as many Kings games as I wanted we were a mediocre team with no fire, we were in dire need of true talent. Now we have that talent but it's handicapped by a supporting cast that doesn't fit in any sort of possible arrangement, with a clueless coach and a passive FO on top of that and it's 100 times worse than having just a bad team.
The only real reason I still follow the Kings are cause of Cousins and Tyreke tbh, as long as there is some hope and players that are worth watching cause you never know what they are going to do I will keep watching. As far as the rest of the roster they are all nice guys but there is not one guy there I would pay to go watch play.
It has never been harder to be a Kings fan... and I am pretty devoted. The people I know who were casual fans have stopped following the Kings entirely... stupid magoofs... they are like a leech on the heart of Sacramento.
I'm one of the biggest Kings fans you'll ever encounter. Been so since Day 1. I've been through it all. Pervis Ellison, Ricky Berry, Bobby Hurley, Bill Russell, Kenny Natt, Duane Causwell, Dick Motta, Derek Smith, Ralph Sampson, the Maloofs....
Talk about heartbreak! I used to be destroyed when the Kings would lose a tough game (even like 2 years ago). I would hate to read the Sacramento Bee the morning after losses. I've gotten to the point now where I honestly don't really care. Obviously, I care enough to be here posting but that's more like a hobby than anything. It's become so bad that it's almost laughable. I am numb now.
If they ever get good again I'm sure I'll go back to caring but right now I don't see how anybody can be emotionally invested in this franchise after the repeated dumps they've taken on our face the past couple of years.
"Dealing with the Maloofs is like dealing with the North Koreans, except less competent." -- Chris Lehane, Director of Think Big
"Size doesn't make any difference; heart is what makes a difference." -- Jerry Sloan.
(1) The Maloofs tried to move the team to Anaheim before the league forced them to try and work it out in Sacramento
(2) The city did all it could to create an arena deal that the Maloofs agreed to before blowing it up weeks later
(3) They then proceeded to crap all over Sacramento in their press conference
(4) And started talking with other cities looking for a sweetheart deal to move elsewhere
(5) All the while not improving the team at ALL, continuing to put a losing product on the floor for yet another year
As a kid I had a lot of resentment for fairweather fans whether it regarded the Niners, Giants or Kings. Now in my 30's I'm starting to realize that it's a much more rational approach to sports. At the end of the day watching games should really just be an enjoyable distraction and source of entertainment. I think the Kings have long since stopped being that for me. For years I rarely missed more than 2 or 3 games a year and went to Arco for as many as I could. These days, I catch bits of games if there's nothing else to do and hold on to the hope that the Maloofs will somehow sell and the team will stay in Sacramento.
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I look back on the days when I did a play-by-play of every single Kings game and marvel/wonder at my own dedication. I gave up dinners out and trips to town just to stay home and share my view of the game with the KF members who couldn't get game broadcasts. Vacations and weekend getaways were planned around the Kings schedule. My yearly treks to Sacramento were coordinated with home games.
It's not easy being a Kings fan right now and I don't fault anyone who simply has lost the passion. It's still there for me but I have to wonder if it's more tied to memories of the good times than it is linked to the current group of players, most of whom don't spark any real excitement.
On the other hand, it is mind-boggling to think that the Kings have any fans left precisely for the reasons you've outlined above. I think the Maloofs misjudged the feelings of Kings fans and I think they continue to do so. In the end, it might be the one thing that saves the Sacramento Kings.
SACRAMENTO KINGS - A Family Tradition - The passion runs deep with fans of this team.
Why is the rum always gone? -- Cap'n Jack Sparrow
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For me, much of the fun in watching the Kings is watching the players play to their potential despite the situation they're in. Cousins, Evans, IT, Jimmer, and even Salmons have all played at very high levels at times over the last two seasons. JT has become a pretty solid big man. Hayes does what Hayes does. Right now, while I wait for Burkle, I enjoy the times when one of the Kings' players steps up and has a great game. Outlaw's game in Portland was a hoot, precisely because it came out of nowhere.
Times are not good for the Kings but........ No, I don't feel that way. No place better than here. Let's keep the Kings in Sacramento.
Failure almost always precedes success.
Its hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard.
hell even 2 years ago i would have said ya maybe we have been sucking, but soon we will be back in the playoffs and the arena will be rocking like it was back in the glory days. but now i see now happiness in sight. the team is going to suck as long as the maloofs own them, and they have insisted that they are not going to sell. and unfortunatly if they do sell the team, that means the team is probably on its way to Seattle. so i just dont see a light at the end of the tunnel anymore.
Yes.. don't care who doesn't think I'm a rah-rah fan... The team has sucked for 6-7 years, there has been players on the team I outright dislike and none right now who I individually support. This in combination with owners plotting/attempting to relocate my team, and the team's whereabouts still in the air... really, my love for this team doesn't resemble what it once was a decade ago, no doubt