For more than two decades, the Golden State Warriors were Northern California's only NBA team. That could be the case again, as the Kings consider moving to Anaheim.
And with the Warriors at Power Balance Pavilion tonight, it got me thinking: Should the Kings leave town, will basketball fans around here adopt the Warriors as their team? Sports fans here certainly embrace other Bay Area teams, such as baseball's Giants and A's and the NFL's 49ers and Raiders.
What are your thoughts?
On a side note, I wanted to publish an excerpt from a Q and A that former Bee sportswriter Sam Amick had earlier this month with Warriors owner Joe Lacob. Amick posted his interview on CSNBayArea.com, but he's also writing his own NBA blog these days, NBA Confidential.
Amick asked Lacob if a Kings move would "excite you in terms of penetrating the market in Sacramento?"
Lacob responded, "I'm just going to wait until I hear the discussion at the Board of Governor's meeting (on April 14-15). You could argue that it's a good thing if they left because we'd have all of Northern California, but you could also argue that it's a bad thing because it sets a precedent for a team moving into another team's market that they don't want. The Lakers and Clippers don't want them."