In about a week, we will be finding out whether the Sacramento Kings could be relocating to the city of Anaheim.
Many columnists and fans believe that owners Joe and Gavin Maloof will move the Kings to Anaheim as they can't secure funds for a new arena in the Sacramento area.
If the Maloof Brothers do indeed decide to make the move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Kings of Anaheim (I don't like the sound of that either) will be playing their home games at the Honda Center.
Yes, the Honda Center. More on that later.
Now the Maloof Brother don't want the Kings to leave Sacramento—it's just business.
Arco Arena is one of the oldest arenas in the NBA and it has none of the money-making amenities that a pro basketball arena needs. It's just business.
But here is why the business side of it isn't necessary.
LA already has two NBA teams:
Does the City of Los Angeles really need three pro teams?
The answer is no.
LA should already be satisfied with the Lakers. No matter what happens, the LA basketball fans will know that they can always count on the Lakers to win games.
And with rookie phenom Blake Griffin in the same building, Clipper fans now have reason to cheer as well.
What LA fan is going to decide to go to a Kings game when he can go to a Lakers or Clippers game and see Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin?
I guess without a pro football team LA needs three basketball teams, three baseball teams, two hockey teams, and two soccer teams. Just to even things out, ya know?
The Honda Center:
Yes, the Honda Center. In Sacramento, politicians have been working nonstop to get the Kings a better Arena.
The Kings are the only major sports team in Sacramento, so fans will want them to stay put. That means that the Kings have a pretty good chance of getting a new stadium in the next couple years.
But instead, the Maloof Brothers want to go to the Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks. A hockey team.
Honda Center Capacity: 17,608
Arco Arena Capacity: 17,370.
Is 300 people really that big of a deal? Further, the Honda Center opened up back in 1993—Arco Arena back in 1988. A mere 5 years apart. Big whoop.
Moving to Anaheim would be a huge mistake for the Kings.
The fans and the city want them to stay and it makes no sense to go to a city where, yes, you'll have a slightly bigger stadium—but that'll only show how little fans you actually have.
Honestly, if your going to move the Kings, at least give San Francisco or San Diego a basketball team.