After the deal for a new downtown arena collapsed Friday, many fans blamed Kings owners Gavin, Joe and George Maloof and vowed never to go to another game.
Some fans, such as Sean Wolf of Roseville, even tore up their tickets to today's game against Portland because they were so disgusted with Friday's stunning turn of events.
The Kings already are 28th in the NBA in attendance (14,228 per game), so how will the Maloofs persuade fans to still come to Power Balance Pavilion?
Here are suggestions for the final four home games and beyond:
Start selling po' boy sandwiches for $6.50 each and send the full amount to the city. All the Maloofs would need to do is sell 10 million of them before they either move or sell the franchise and their loan to the city would be paid off.
Pluck a lucky (?) fan from one of those $10 nosebleed seats to watch the game courtside with Gavin Maloof and see how the well-heeled have it at Power Balance.
Select another fan to watch the game in the owners' suite with Joe Maloof and share a $6,000 Carl's Jr. combo meal (burger, fries and a 24-year-old French Bordeaux).
Give one free small beer or soda to each fan, to help wash down the bad taste left from Friday's about-face by the Maloofs and some of the Kings' performances during their seven-game losing streak.
Solicit volunteers to help spruce up Power Balance in exchange for a free ticket to a game. There's plenty to do, from pulling weeds from the cracks in the parking lots to giving the old building a fresh coat of paint.
And if you do decide to go to today's game, remember what happened Friday in New York isn't the players' fault. Heck, these guys have to play for them.
What to do
NBA, Portland at Kings, 3 p.m., Power Balance Pavilion: There won't be a problem getting cheap tickets on StubHub.
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