March 7, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings fan holds up a sign to acknowledge the recent vote to build a new arena and keep the team in Sacramento before the game against the New Orleans Hornets at Power Balance Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A Plea To Sonics Fans: Be Respectful

The Sonics are coming home. Well, sort of. The Thunder are staying in OKC, but the Kings have been sold to Chris Hansen and are on their way to Seattle to become the new SuperSonics.

That’s great new. Exciting news. It’s also horrible new if you’re a Sacramento Kings fan.

As we all get caught up in the excitement of the rebirth of our amazing Basketball team, lets not forget how we felt 5 years ago.

The Betrayal, the hurt, the hopelessness of it all. That is how fans of the Kings are feeling now.

I know the situations are the same. This has been coming for a long time. The Maloofs were horrible owners and the city and local governments seemed to be actively trying to drive the team off. But none of that matters to fans of the team. Just like none of the nonsense that happened around Shultz caused us to love out team any less.

So please, be respectful. Be gracious.

There’s no reason to gloat, and please don’t say or imply that the fans deserved this. We didn’t deserve to lose our team 5 years ago, and they don’t deserve to lose their’s now. It is just the unfortunate part of the business of professional sports.

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