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Move the Kings to... Louisville?

Posted on: November 2, 2010 2:14 pm
Edited on: November 2, 2010 2:17 pm
Posted by Royce Young

With arena issues plaguing the Sacramento Kings franchise and David Stern giving the apparent kiss of death with his "We tried to help them, but they aren't helping themselves" type of line, moving the franchise appears to be in play.

There are a number of cities that would be quick to raise their hands - San Diego, Kansas City, Las Vegas - and the Kings would likely be fine with going there.

But there's an underdog contender. And by underdog, I mean like completely underneath the dog. How about Louisville, Kentucky?

Via the Louisville Courier-Journal, there's a Facebook group trying to rally a good number of people to the cause. As of right now, meaning 2:14 p.m. ET, the group has 71 members. I feel like it's going to take a few more people than that to actually make noise.

The hook they're using is that it would be cool to return DeMarcus Cousins to Kentucky (even though he played for the rival Wildcats) and also that they have a brand new arena. It's seats 22,000 and is a $238 million facility. One problem though: It's called the "KFC Yum! Arena." Um, I think that would have to be changed. I just can't picture Marv Alberts saying, "Wel-come to K-F-C Yum! Arena in beau-tiful downtown Louisville for our big matchup of the Louisville Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers."

But I think we're a long way from that. Probably, oh, by a couple hundred thousand Facebook members or so.

Via @TrueHoop
Category: NBA

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 3:13 pm

Move the Kings to... Louisville?

This would be amazing! Cousins, Garcia, and Evans. Who wouldn't want to go watch!? I would be an instant Kings fan and go to tons of games.

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 7:48 pm

Move the Kings to... Louisville?

For one it's the KFC Yum! CENTER, and secondly, this town deserves a professional team more than any other place.  Last pro team was 1976 and we've made the improves and advances we need to make in order to accommodate a professional team 

Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2010 10:13 pm

Move the Kings to... Louisville?

Dude us Kentucky fans are crazy, do you know how many new King fans there would be if the franchise moved to Louisville? First of all I guarantee you 95% of all of UK fans will go watch Cousins play not to mention the UL fans who want to boo Cousins.  Second Kentucky is purely a basketball state, now with that said... I dont want the Kings to come it would hurt college basketball to much in this state.

Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2010 7:32 pm

Move the Kings to... Louisville?

Cousins? How about Francisco Garcia, who went to Louisville, has done much more in the NBA, and actually took Louisville to a Final Four, unlike Mr. Cousins

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 3:15 pm

Move the Kings to... Louisville?

But, but, but...he was born in Alabama...and are you really going to tell me he is going to but asses in seats, big men don't sell regardless of what Oden said in that commercial.  Now, there are several exceptions to the big man rule but for the most part guards and wings who jump high sell tickets, someone like Evans is more likely a selling point as a face of the franchise.

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