The Sacramento Kings are going to attempt to break a record during the 2013-14 season.
To do so, they'll have to turn to the legions of fans who are thrilled about Vivek Ranadive and Co. keeping the team in Sac-Town. DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore and the rest of the Kings might have to wait if they want to set any basketball-related records, but they can play well and help promote this new goal.
According to Michael C. Jones of Sports Out West, the Kings will be attempting to break the indoor noise record on Nov. 15 when the Detroit Pistons come to town for a nationally televised game. It's the team's only game on national TV, so it's now or never if fans want to show the world just how passionately they can yell and scream.
Jones relayed a quote from team president Chris Granger, who spoke on Comcast SportsNet's broadcast of the game between the Kings and Atlanta Hawks:
The chatter’s been increasing and increasing and we’ve been paying attention to it. We’re going to provide our fans with a platform to make the loudest noise in the history of indoor arenas.
Sleep Train Arena will be wide awake on Nov. 15, but fans will also practice against the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 13. After all, they want to know just how much louder they'll actually have to get during one of their three real attempts two days later.
Apparently setting crowd-noise records is all the rage now. The Seattle Seahawks broke the outdoor record and were then topped weeks later by the Kansas City Chiefs this year, and now the indoor one is under fire.
The loudest crowd roar at an indoor sports arena is 106.6 dBA recorded during a second time-out in the third quarter of the the LA Clippers v Milwaukee Bucks game at Bradley Centre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, on 20 December 2008.
So, what will it take to cause the record-setting roar?
Will the PA announcers prompt the crowd during a random lull or timeout in the game, as the Bucks did? Will they attempt to distract Andre Drummond while he's shooting free throws (not that he needs any help missing them)? Will a thunderous slam from McLemore do the trick?
Regardless, it's good that the Kings have something to cheer about.
A 1-5 mark to start the season has kept the crowd searching for reasons to get loud thus far. Perhaps this could be the start of a season-long turnaround. At the very least, it'll end up being a moment of pride for a franchise desperately in need of one.
You can follow the quest by using or searching the hashtag #HearWeRoar on Twitter, so do that at least 10 times per day to keep fully updated.