The (56-25) Los Angeles Lakers are in the State Capital for the last time to face the (24-57) Sacramento Kings. This season finale for both teams has the word strange written all over it. The Lakers have won eight of their last nine against the Kings and four straight in Sacramento.
Tonight’s game will be fan appreciation night for the Kings. This could be the last official game of the team once known as the Sacramento Kings. The fans of Sacramento, knowing that this will be the last time to cheer for their team could be at a fever pitch and extremely loud. The Kings want to give their fans a memorable send-off.
For those who are unaware of this, the Anaheim City Council issued the bonds (worth $75-million) needed to entice the franchise to move, and new federal trademark rights have been requested. It appears that the Kings are moving south and next season will be the Anaheim Royals. A Kings season-ticket holder described tonight’s game a basketball funeral.