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Kings changing to Anaheim Royals?


10:18 AM ET 03.20 | If the Maloof brothers are going to move the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim, they are going to do their best to maintain the club's history. Reports indicate that they are applying to change the name to the Anaheim Royals. Once upon a time, the Kings played in Rochester, N.Y., and Cincinnati as the Royals, with Oscar Robertson as their most identifiable player and Cousy as one of their coaches.

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March 20, 2011  10:24 AM ET

Let's not, Bros.

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March 20, 2011  10:51 AM ET

maintain the club's history .... how about just move back to Kansas City 1972 - 1985 ... KC has a new arena too ..... open in 2007 ...and you could keep the name Kings ....

I know all to simple .....

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March 20, 2011  11:11 AM ET

Where am I gonna go to get more cowbell?

March 20, 2011  11:12 AM ET

Owners should be forced to sell before they area allowed to move.

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March 20, 2011  11:38 AM ET

why sugar coat it... QUEENS better... don't go vintage

March 20, 2011  11:39 AM ET

The only people that care about this move will be the Clippers. This means that they will no longer be the worse team in town.

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March 20, 2011  02:04 PM ET

Anaheim is in Orange County which is a much better area then Sacramento. From there you can go to the beaches, mountains or Hollywood/LA in less than an hour. Clearly you have never been to Southern California.

Moving the team has nothing to do with location and everything to do with money. OC has a lot more of it.

March 20, 2011  02:22 PM ET

Sacto or SoCal, the Kings/Royals will always be the poor red-headed stepchild in Cali.

Yo, Maloofs, your team ain't wanted here and Anaheim has enough losers now.

March 20, 2011  03:03 PM ET

The Clippers would have been a better fit in Anaheim, but they never wanted to leave Staples. If you brainstorm places the Kings can move to, why not Seattle? They lost the Sonics and would welcome a team back there.

March 20, 2011  04:02 PM ET

Last month the Lakers signed a 20 year agreement with Time Warner to start a new sports channel. That leaves Fox Sports in L.A. without an NBA team. The Clippers are with Prime Ticket. The Kings move is all about TV revenue and 83 corporate boxes at the Honda Center.

Seattle lost the Sonics because of the same reason Sacramento will lose the Kings. Old, undersized building and low corporate interest.

March 20, 2011  04:12 PM ET

Prime Ticket? you mean FOX SPORTS Prime Ticket?

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March 20, 2011  04:43 PM ET

How about the Amigos? :) Let us go way back into LA basketball history and use the old and awful ABA Anaheim entry!

March 20, 2011  05:28 PM ET

All I know is taking a crappy team and putting it into a "larger market" doesn't guarantee revenues. If they stay or move to BFE putting a winning team together will create more interest and money..


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