Sacramento Kings: Why the Move to Anaheim Is a Done Deal for the Maloof Family

March 18th, 2011 by Del Kerby Leave a reply »
Let's face it; the Sacramento Kings move to Southern California is a done deal.  Every fan is holding out for a rejection when the owners vote, but that isn't going to happen.

The Kings will be 32 miles from Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, in the Anaheim Honda Center.  Some say this will be enough reason for the owners to vote the move down.  The truth is, however, that the area can easily support another NBA team.

The population of the four counties making up the greater Los Angeles basin is over 15 million—Orange County is just over three million people by itself. 

With L.A. County having almost 10 million in population alone, the impact to the other NBA teams in the region will be negligible. 

Based on these numbers alone, the owners will most likely approve the move—as there are more than enough basketball fans to buy tickets and memorabilia.  Everybody will be making plenty of money.

The Maloof’s have already picked out the new name for the team.  They recently trademarked both the Anaheim Royals and th ...

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