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Fans trying to bring the Kings to Kentucky


After years of being used to subtly stalk that girl from your psychology class that you were too afraid to talk to, people seem to have gotten a lot more forward on Facebook in the past several years.  From friend requesting teenagers and asking them to attend their favorite school to quickly turning on them when they head somewhere else, sports fans have been at the forefront of the internet courage charge.  Now, it’s taken a bold next step.  Now they’re trying to take your favorite team.

The good news for you, though, is that in this scenario, you’re the one trying to do the taking.  With the Sacramento Kings boasting a former UK star, the NBA refusing to help them get a new arena and a glowing NBA-caliber facility now open in Louisville, the perfect storm has been created for hopes of getting the 1951 NBA Champs into their fifth city.  Rumors have circulated about Seattle, Kansas City (their former home) and even Las Vegas, but Kentucky basketball fans have created groups on Facebook for the Louisville Kings (3,985 members) and the Kentucky Kings (468 members) to help state their case (and give Kings fans a place to insult and argue). 

But, do people in Kentucky have room in their heart for a professional basketball rooting interest?  Or will everyone’s favorite team be the one(s) featuring UK players?  Your thoughts?

Article written by Thomas Beisner