The Memorial Auditorium, slightly lit in purple on Tuesday night, October 29, 2013. Various buildings and store fronts in Sacramento were lit in purple in support of the Sacramento Kings and the opening of the NBA season.
The Memorial Auditorium, slightly lit in purple on Tuesday night, October 29, 2013. Various buildings and store fronts in Sacramento were lit in purple in support of the Sacramento Kings and the opening of the NBA season. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
The Memorial Auditorium, slightly lit in purple on Tuesday night, October 29, 2013. Various buildings and store fronts in Sacramento were lit in purple in support of the Sacramento Kings and the opening of the NBA season. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
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