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Old 04-06-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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City Beat: Anaheim mayor: Sacramento campaign to keep Kings is futile

I can't exactly say that moving out of Sacramento is a surprise, but Anaheim? I thought the Lakers already owned Orange County. I know that there's an anti-LA sentiment there, but the team would start out with a fanbase smaller than that of the Clippers, most likely.

Kansas City would have been a much better option, imo, if moving is necessary.

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Old 04-07-2011, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Kansas City would have been a much better option, imo, if moving is necessary.
That would be appropriate historically too, since the Kings nickname was born when the franchise played in KCMO back in the 70's.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I think Anaheim would support the Royals (the name they would have if they move to Anaheim). Nobody from OC likes to drive to downtown LA - traffic is horrible except for Sundays. (Even Kobe, who lives in OC takes a helicopter from John Wayne Airport to the Stabples Center for weeknight games. No kidding.)

The Ducks have no problems sharing a region with the Kings and BB is a lot more popular than hockey.

The move might hurt the Clippers more than te Lakers but the Clippers at least are poised to have a pretty good team in the next few years.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City would have been a much better option, imo, if moving is necessary.

No, thank you. We have a basketball team, the Kansas Jayhawks. That's all we need.

As much as I would like an anchor tenant for the Sprint Center, I would prefer the NHL. This is the college basketball capital of the US and the NBA probably would have a hard time beating out the three major Div. I schools in the area for attention, especially Kansas.
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:32 AM
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KC will get an NHL franchise before an NBA franchise....
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:32 PM
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YouTube - Bobby Jackson speaks after possible final game for Sacramento Kings

Kind of heartbreaking....

I mean, I don't feel too bad for them considering that they will still be in Cali, meaning that the state as a whole will STILL have more than any other state.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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YouTube - Grant & Jerry Emotional Signoff Kings 2010-11 Season

Watching this reminded me when I saw this.


YouTube - Charlotte Hornets

It's too bad if it turns out they move, but the writing has been on the wall for the past couple of years now.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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City Beat: Anaheim mayor: Sacramento campaign to keep Kings is futile

I can't exactly say that moving out of Sacramento is a surprise, but Anaheim? I thought the Lakers already owned Orange County. I know that there's an anti-LA sentiment there, but the team would start out with a fanbase smaller than that of the Clippers, most likely.

Kansas City would have been a much better option, imo, if moving is necessary.
I'd have to disagree. One of the big things that determine the viability of a geographic location to support a sports team is the number of high income wage earners. The compelling factor in moving the Kings/Royals to Orange County is the concentration of high income earners in a concentrated area. They could potentially draw people from as far away as La Jolla to attend games.

The Kansas City area just can't match Orange County in terms of high income demographics. That is one of the primary drivers of season ticket sales.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I'd have to disagree. One of the big things that determine the viability of a geographic location to support a sports team is the number of high income wage earners. The compelling factor in moving the Kings/Royals to Orange County is the concentration of high income earners in a concentrated area. They could potentially draw people from as far away as La Jolla to attend games.

The Kansas City area just can't match Orange County in terms of high income demographics. That is one of the primary drivers of season ticket sales.

While we cant match up with Orange County, dont underestimate the wealth in Kansas City. In the past we have had more millionaires per capita than any other MSA in the country and Johnson County, KS is consitently one of the wealthiest in the country.

With that said, NBA is not big in Kansas City at all. This is the college basketball capital of the US and it is king here. An NBA team would have a hard time competing against the Jayhawks and the other regional Big 12 schools for attention. I am a huge sports fan and I dont have any friends that care for the NBA at all.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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That would be appropriate historically too, since the Kings nickname was born when the franchise played in KCMO back in the 70's.
There was a reason why they left KC in the first place, you know.
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