Average Kings Fans Now Apathetic?
Thousands of Kings fans will dawn their black tee-shirts tonight in support of the team’s season home opener, but not all are counting down the minutes to the first home game against the Warriors.
“I used to follow the Kings, but I don’t anymore,” said a woman named Tammy at the Starbucks on Truxel Road Monday morning.
A decade after the team was one game away from a trip to the NBA Finals, the reception for the team that once captured the hearts of the city have, for some, become an afterthought.
“I loved going to the games and routing for them when I was a kid,” said Jason Durio adding he’s now a baseball guy.
The uncertainty of the Kings’ future in Sacramento and the club’s losing ways were factors in the minds of people FOX40 spoke with the day of the home opener game.
The only person we found that was going to the now-named ‘Sleep Train Arena’ was actually a Warriors fan.
“I can understand why Kings fans are turned off, my buddy in Sacramento canceled his season tickets, he just doesn’t care anymore, that’s too bad, they are an exciting team to watch,” he said.
Sacramento is currently 0-3 on the season after loses at Chicago, Minnesota, and Indianapolis.