Kings Moving

Discussion in 'All Things Warriors' started by Quazza, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Quazza

    Quazza NBA Draftee

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,632
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    Now this could have some real impact on us you'd think
     
  2. carlgo

    carlgo McDonalds All-American

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah, the value of the Warriors' franchise went up and the Clippers' went down. Tough on the supportive Kings fans. Is this a case of rich team owners wanting taxpayers to buy them a new stadium? Kind of a quaint notion.

    I loved the Kings back when they made a run at the title. One of the fun teams of all time.
     
  3. Quazza

    Quazza NBA Draftee

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,632
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    We'll land a few Kings fans for sure. Already happening on RealGM
     
  4. TMC

    TMC Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    11,974
    Likes Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    83
    The LA area doesn't need a third team. That's just ridiculous. And the Clips value will only go up for a while, at least for as long as they have Griffin. I think it's not a particularly bright decision (not moving, but moving to Anaheim). Other towns, like Seattle or Vegas, would have been more supportive... but hey, I guess the corporate world matters a lot more than common sense.
     
  5. Bigstrads

    Bigstrads Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Messages:
    8,269
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Brighton, England.
    Pathetic, typical money move which will probably end up losing money for all parties involved.

    I dont want no stinking Queens fans jumping on our rat and scurvy infested sinking ship!.............we are like the band on the Titanic who refused to stop playing! ;)
     
  6. bada

    bada Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,624
    Likes Received:
    265
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    East Bay
    I don't blame the Maloofs at all for making this move. A stadium already ready, $100 million in cash, a rich and supportive fan base... no brainer.

    I blame the league for this. It is a travesty that the league has allowed the Sonics and now Kings to leave two intelligent, passionate, and supportive fan bases. They NEED to subsidize the building of stadiums to help these teams or something... they need to do more.

    As for the Maloofs, we have to understand that these are business owners. Business wise this move is a no brainer. I won't question an owner making a smart economic decision provided they made efforts to make it work where they were. They tried tirelessly for like 10 years to get support from the business sector... it just was not there. Sacramento area has been crushed by recession so I don't totally blame them (both business and taxpayers) for building a stadium, but right now that region just can't support that team. They have been in the bottom 3 in attendance for the past 4 years and the stadium is OLD, is the smallest arena in the NBA. Business wise they can't compete with that Arena.
     
  7. Money

    Money NBA All-Star

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    6,411
    Likes Received:
    394
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Sucka Free City
    man, I get it, business wise but can SoCal really accommodate three teams?

    Anaheim is just down the street from LA.. which already has two teams.

    I know I'm stating the obvious, but it just seems kind of ridiculous.
     
  8. bada

    bada Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,624
    Likes Received:
    265
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    East Bay
    I guess that remains to be seen.
     
  9. Josh Jamison

    Josh Jamison McDonalds All-American

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2010
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Hayward, CA
    Hahahaha!!! So true, but very, very sad!
     
  10. Money

    Money NBA All-Star

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    6,411
    Likes Received:
    394
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Sucka Free City
    It might mean more revenue for our team, which may or may not lead to better talent on the team...
     
  11. Rob

    Rob NBA All-Star Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    6,287
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    How many Kings fans were Warrior fans anyway that jumped ship when the Kings started playing well with C Webb and the boys? Pathetic bandwagoners
     
  12. first off

    first off D1 Player

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't love it, but I love it. ya feel me?
     
  13. first off

    first off D1 Player

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  14. Do Wright

    Do Wright D1 Prospect

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    no it's not. they're a good 50 or 60 miles apart. having lived in SoCal all my life, I've been to Staples Center and Honda Center both on multiple occasions. between the Ducks, Lakers, and Clippers, I've probably been to a couple hundred games, and that doesn't even include the Angels and Dodgers.

    not sure if you've ever been to that part of the state, but you'd almost think Anaheim and LA were different countries. the OC is full of rich, snobby people who think they're better than everyone else and LA is like a concrete jungle with homeless and blue collar people everywhere. both cities have big enough markets for an NBA team(s). there's so many people down here, it's ridiculous. plus, I don't think the Maloofs want to leave Cali. if that's the case, there's no better option for them than moving into the Honda Center and getting some cash in the process.

    besides that, bada explained the situation perfectly.
     
  15. first off

    first off D1 Player

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What about las vegas? don't the maloofs own one of those big hotels on the strip?

    honestly, I'd like to see them move to Seattle and call themselves the Soincs. I always kinda rooted for that team when the dubs were out of it. Ray Allen, Payton, Kemp...

    I know it's not happening, and I also know that those three players aren't going to magically be on the team somehow... just giving my two cents

    And I two am on the "why the fuck does so-Cal need three teams" band-wagon. maybe there are a lot of fuckin people down there. STILL. 3 teams? I don't care if they moved to San Diego, there's no way all the douchey people in southern cal need a third team (sorry all you so-cal converts)

    My last option. give the east coast a team (maybe pittsburg?) , and add milwaukee to the west

    OK my last last option:
    Toronto and Vancover have been a part of the National Basketball association right? why not throw a team in mexico! :D

    what about...... wait for it....... the Tijuana Kings... no no The Tijuana CARTEL!
     
  16. mik0

    mik0 McDonalds All-American

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It would be better if San Diego had an NBA Team.

    This sucks though. I always loved watching our Dubs play the Kings. That mini NorCal rivalry was always something that had me looking forward to Kings/Dubs games.
     
  17. TMC

    TMC Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    11,974
    Likes Received:
    490
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I don't know about that, as San Diego has had trouble keeping the Chargers in town... don't know if that area can support another pro team.


    Still, there were much better options than bringing another team to the LA area, from a fan standpoint... but, from a corporate and revenue point of view, it's a brilliant move, and it can only help a franchise like the Kings, because the Maloofs have done a lot for them in one of the smallest markets of the NBA.
     
  18. Quazza

    Quazza NBA Draftee

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,632
    Likes Received:
    107
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    Will they still be "the kings" ?
     
  19. bada

    bada Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2008
    Messages:
    13,624
    Likes Received:
    265
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    East Bay
    They already had and lost the Clippers. The clips were drawing about 5,000 fans a game in San Diego
     
  20. mik0

    mik0 McDonalds All-American

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Oh. I should probably get my NBA knowledge up. I'm so young.. lol.

    Hmmm.. any other cities you guys rather have the Kings at? I can't think of anywhere else..

    But then again, it's kind of good for the Warriors with all that was mentioned previously.
     

Share This Page