Sacramento Kings: 2011 NBA Lockout Will End the Kings’ Reign in Sacramento

July 1st, 2011 by Kasey Scott Leave a reply »
The Sacramento Kings should be considered good as gone now that the NBA lockout has commenced.

Anaheim is the only place that is benefiting from the lockout. Anaheim nearly landed the Kings following the end of the 2010-11 season, and the lockout surely will send the Kings down south. 

David Stern was the only thing standing in the way of a possible move, as the Maloof brothers and Anaheim's mayor had everything set in place in order for the Kings to move into the Honda Center. 

The Kings had already established a loan to move down to Anaheim, and now the lockout will largely effect the Kings 2011-12 ticket sales. 

Kings sponsors have already pledged around $10 million to help keep the Kings in Sacramento and prevent a move down to Anaheim. 

Charles Barkley has already come out and said that he believes the lockout could consume the entire 2011-12 season. 

Without a season, the Kings will move. Even with 50 games, it will be tough for the Kings to stay in Sacramento. 

The Maloofs will not keep the Kings in Sacramento without a new stadium deal in place. 

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