Sunday's Leading Off that offered a solution for Kings fans who are sick and tired of the Maloofs drew a handful of responses, including several from folks who said they are employed by Maloof Sports and Entertainment.
We suggested buying tickets on the secondary market, splitting the cost of parking and leaving your money home, thus not financially supporting owners who are unwilling or unable to answer questions about the Kings' finances and the future of their team in Sacramento.
The emails expressed disappointment that we would encourage fans to not spend money at the arena, saying such a move may eventually cost hundreds of people their jobs.
We sympathize with those who would be affected if the Kings left Sacramento, but the email writers are shooting the messenger. They should be aiming their disappointment at the Maloofs, who repeatedly have failed to say anything about the future of the Kings, other than they will play in Sacramento this season.
The Maloofs agreed to an arena deal that would have kept the Kings in Sacramento for many years, even putting on a public display of affection at the arena last spring, before abruptly pulling out of the deal.
The Maloofs owe Kings fans and the entire region a resolution regarding the future of the Kings. Stay or leave, but let us know. It's almost like a separation the time has come to make up or finalize the divorce.
We invite Joe and Gavin Maloof to participate in a sacbee.com "live chat" moderated by a Bee editor or writer to keep out personal attacks so they can directly answer questions from folks who live in this region and have supported their business for many years.
Come on, Joe and Gavin, are you going to do your part to save all those jobs?
What to watch
NBA, Kings at Phoenix, 6 p.m., CSNCA: In this battle for the Pacific Division basement, the Suns are coming off back-to-back wins over Memphis and Utah, plus they haven't played since Friday.
What resolution do you want regarding the Kings?
Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports
Weekend poll results
How many bowl games will you watch?
Only the BCS Championship on Jan. 7: 12%
All 35: 5%
Total votes: 258