I believe I have mentioned on here before that I grew up in Sacramento and was just entering High School when the Sacramento Kings relocated from Kansas City. My dad and some business partners bought season tickets and some of my friends parents had access to tickets so I was able to go to quite a few games throughout high school. I became an instant fan of the first Professional team in my home town.
Even though I went to college in the land of the Lakers and right across the street from the LA Sports Arena where the Clippers played, my loyalty has never wavered. When I moved back to Sactown after college, I was able to attend quite a few games with vendors we worked with (prior to that being frowned upon). I am back in the land of the Lakers and Clippers but continue my fandom of the Kings.
I ran across a Kings Talk podcast a couple weeks ago and many of the players and coaches from the early years of the Kings tenure and Sacramento and from the peak years of the "Greatest Show on Court" where they regularly made the playoffs have been guests and it has been making me nostalgic.
I have a modest Kings collecting in addition to my Chris Webber player collection. I have an almost complete Scot Pollard set (122/146 with at least 12 of the cards being 1/1s last time I updated the checklist) that I need to bring out of the mothballs one of these days. My recent inspiration made me search for some new Kings cards that I thought I would show to help celebrate some recent semi-success the team is having elevating to the #8 seed in the Western Conference.
I think it might be time to do some COMC shopping for some more Kings cards to add to my collection. Let's Go Kings!