Sellout Crowd Celebrates New Kings Era

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More than 17,000 fans filled Sleep Train Arena for a night they are likely to remember forever.  The first regular season Kings game under new ownership was a star-studded, victorious celebration.

Holding a microphone at center court before the game, new Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive told the thunderous crowd, “This is your team.  And it’s here to stay.”

After the first quarter, Ranadive was back in center court, this time with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and NBA Commissioner David Stern.  As a thank you for Stern’s support for keeping the team in Sacramento and building a downtown arena in the coming years, the mayor gave him a key to the city and Ranadive presented him with a hard hat.

Other team owners including Shaquille O’Neal were on hand for the game.  World famous recording artist, Jay Sean, provided the halftime entertainment.  And the Kings did not disappoint, beating the Denver Nuggets 90-88.

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1 Comment

  • ParadigmShift1

    The only game that was a sellout was the first game and then the team starts to lose again and then the fans stop showing up. Same old same old.

    This new arena is not being fiscally responsible and the reason why the journalists want it is because it's not their money, but they get free tickets, which is being biased.

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