For Kings fans, today is one of the best days of the year.
No, we're not saying it's better than a game against the Lakers especially if the Kings win but tonight's annual fanfest allows fans to see the team in a relaxed setting, get autographs, take photos and watch a scrimmage.
Even better, tickets and parking are free.
Of course, it's also an opportunity for the Kings to create excitement about the team and sell those pricey new black jerseys Jimmer Fredette, anyone? and ticket packages.
But tonight you don't have to spend a penny to check out the players, from hot young stars Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins to newcomers Chuck Hayes and J.J. Hickson, returnee John Salmons, and rookies Fredette, Tyler Honeycutt and Isaiah Thomas.
It's also a great opportunity for players to connect with fans.
Two years ago, Jon Brockman, a relatively unknown offseason acquisition, thrilled fans with his hustle and became a fan favorite.
Last year, it was Cousins' turn to show fans his array of skills and his smile.
Tonight, expect thunderous applause when Fredette is introduced and every time he fires up a jumper.
What to do
Kings annual fanfest, 5:45 p.m., Power Balance Pavilion: Go to kings.com to acquire a ticket.
What to watch
NFL, Jacksonville at Atlanta, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network: The Falcons are fighting for a playoff spot.
Who is your favorite Kings player?
Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; Or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports
If the NFL season ended today, how should Alex Smith's performance be remembered?
He's Comeback Player of the Year: 34%
He's succeeded mostly because of Jim Harbaugh: 40%
Team has had a better year than he has: 11%
He's still a bust: 15%
Total votes: 461
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