With today’s reports of the Maloofs selling the Kings to the Seattle group led by Chris Hansen, the Here We Stay campaign is requesting that Kings fans and NBA fans alike sign a petition to NBA Commissioner David Stern.
Specifically, the petition on change.org calls for Stern to allow a Sacramento buyer to match any offer made on the team and grant Seattle an expansion team for the 2015-16 season.
Within six minutes, the petition had 100 signatures and is now up to 3,400 and climbing. The goal is to collect 17,317 signatures – the capacity of Sleep Train Arena.
Below is the description of why the petition was put together:
Basketball fans should not have to choose between Sacramento and Seattle. Both of these cities have proven their worth in the best of times and in the worst of times. It is time for David Stern and the NBA owners to right one wrong and prevent another. If the team is available for purchase, it is time for a Sacramento buyer to be granted an opportunity to match any offer the Maloofs extend to potential buyers. It is time for Seattle to be granted a new expansion team for the 2015-16 season. Seattle deserves a team after what happened to their Sonics. Sacramento deserves to keep the Kings in Sacramento after supporting the franchise for more than a quarter century and putting together a viable arena financing plan last year. Sacramento has one of the most passionate fan bases in NBA history. #HereWeStayNBA #LetUsMatch
Read more about the petition and what led up to it on BleedBlackandPurple.com