Last night, I watched the Sacramento Kings take on the New York Knicks at the Golden One Center with my Uncle Frederick.
This was my second time attending a Kings game at their new arena since it opened about two years ago, but we lost to the Miami Heat. So, this was a must win for us!
We were leading most of the game, but late in the fourth quarter, the Knicks came back at it was tied at 99 with under 10 seconds left in the game, thinking we were going into overtime. In the end however, it was the 3-point shot that gave us the win by a final score of 102-99. Aside from the Kings win, it was the Kings mascot Slamson’s birthday and it turned out that their victory was the best birthday gift for him.
Some of my highlights included getting a picture with the Kings Dancers, saying hi to former Kings player Doug Christie, and being seen on TV during the halftime report. Being at the Kings game was definitely a great experience for me because my Uncle David Lambros is the score keeper for them during their home games and has done it at the old Arco/Sleep Train Arena as well.
Whenever I go to a game or check out the team store, I always enjoy seeing the different kinds of Kings merchandise there is, whether its a shirt, jersey, hat, or poster.
Along those lines with posters, I have created one with the different Kings logos because of the different contrasts between past and present logos. Personally, I prefer the logos and colors from the late 90’s to early 2000’s because to me they stand out much better as opposed to the light blue color from the 80’s. Of course, the new logo is good with the black and purple as well.
Whether we win or lose, it’s always a great experience for me to attend a Sacramento Kings game! Maybe someday I’ll get a chance to play a game of basketball down on their court just for fun! Can’t wait till I go to my next Kings game!