Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Time for Joe and Gavin Maloof to take a stand and save the Kings

Okay, it's time for the older brothers to make a stand.

Where are you, Joe and Gavin?  Kings nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

Why have you disappeared?

And why are you letting your weasel younger brother seemingly hijack the operation of the team?

Joe and Gavin Maloof used to be the faces of the franchise.  Young, energetic owners with a passion for basketball.  They  rooted with unrestrained gusto at courtside during the glory years.  They answered the phone when fans called.  They lived and breathed customer service.

But now they are invisible.  Why?

Are they not considered competent enough to run the franchise?  

Why has George, who presided over the business swoon of the Palms Casino, become the man in charge of the Kings?  Was it always this way and we just didn't know?

You have to wonder what Joe and Gavin are thinking, but they hardly speak anymore.  Do they want the team to remain in Sacramento?  Sure seemed like it when they did their premature dance at midcourt with Kevin Johnson before the ill-fated Sacramento arena deal exploded in a gory mess.

It's not too late for the boys to make a stand.  

It's not too late to turn this slow-motion community tragedy into a momentous victory for a city that has given its life blood to a franchise for 25 years.

It's not too late to regain your reputation.

Tell George to step aside.

Go back to Mayor Johnson and make a deal.

This is your team.

Act like it.

Make it happen.


Anonymous said...

Watching the whole Kings mess right now is like standing in the hospital room of a slowly dying patient.

keefee said...

When you do things in the dark as the maloofs are doing, that is a sign that they just don't care. We have paid the maloofs for years, supporting this team, and then they shut us out because we want the truth and not some back door slip of paper and we are to be satisfied.

keefee said...

When you leave people in the dark who support you from their heart, that is class-less, and what is funny,where ever you end up at your reputation will follow you and in virginia and seattle it is already being talk about. So maloof when you are quiet and when you show that you don't have a heart when it comes to being honest with people who support you for many years, you will lose in the end i promise you, you will lose this team, history has prove that.

John said...

As a basketball fan and living in Sacramento - I feel it's really a great honor to have a NBA team in our city. I truly feel the Maloof's when they took ownership of the King's they got lucky. That year they went to playoff's and the following year almost made it to the NBA finals. They didn't plan ahead and think about the future. And keeping the King's a solid team, once Webber, Divac, Bibby, etc. were gone. I don't feel it's right that they should take out their frustration on the people of Sacramento, when all we want in this city is a great team. They shouldn't threaten to move the King's or discuss that. They need to build the pride back up and start to give Sacramento that hope that one day we will be there again. If they are serious about basketball - you respect a city and take pride in being a owner of that city's team. If you practice what you preach, then you should have honor. Since, that is what I see before each King's game I watch. HONOR. They need to step up and show they are dedicated people/owners even when things are ruff - show that you stayed with us and you were there threw each step. Just don't quit when things are bad and worry about dollar's. And I sure hope there ain't a conspiracy this year to make the team bad, so the fan's and city should just give up! I know the King's are better then this. I would like to speak with the Maloof's on why they should stay in Sacramento. They need to be men and say were gonna bring a Championship to Sacramento, maybe not this year or the next but we will get there! There will be no greater feeling then that. And that right there is something money can't buy! So to the fan's of Sacramento we need to all come together and keep this team here!

Rob Wright said...

You are all wasting your time. Seattle just released drawings of the Kings new arena. The NBA is going to do to you what they did to us with the Sonics.

Rob Wright said...

Stop wasting your time fighting, and for that matter attending games. Seattle just released the drawings of the Kings new arena. The NBA is going to do to Sacramento what it did to Seattle with the Sonics. Great news is you will get to keep the Kings name

Frodo said...

Yeah I saw the drawings...the arena in Seattle is going to look like crap.