Back in the day, on the local Sacramento channel, the pre-game intro song was this:
Are you ready to stand and shout and scream?
Are you ready?
Are you ready to scream and shout for your team?
Are you ready?
But that song has been replaced with lights and other stuff. And like the song, the Kings players have been ever changing and replaced. Man, I feel like the new Kings team is like another season of Flavor of Love. Who now will we be introduced to??
February 16th marked the day that Mike Bibby got traded to Atlanta. In exchange, the Kings got Tyronn Lue, Anthony Johnson, Shelden Williams, Lorenzen Wright, and a 2nd round draft pick.
I know the Kings have been moving downhill, I mean, at our peak, we were in the Western Conference Finals in 2002. We always got close, but we were just never good enough to win. No matter our record, I really do think the Kings are solid. The coach, maybe not. I say, let's give the job to a man who can guarantee wins. Ben Braun, where are you? (Go California Bears, by the way). Anyhow, Mike Bibby was the last remaining original player of the 2002 squad still left on the team.
But alas, earlier this month the Maloofs had to revamp the team and let Bibby go. Fresh beginnings, I suppose.
Mike Bibby—I never got to say goodbye, so here’s my bittersweet poem to you….
You left Sacramento 2 days after Valentine’s
And how now will the Kings shine?
We were sad b/c we let go of J-Will,
But you came along, and your game was ILL
Former Pac-10 player of the year,
You introduced Sacramento to happy tears.
We rallied at Arco Arena to watch you and C-Webb,
Only to see other teams win instead
Alright, we never could get to the finals,
But we loved how the Lakers were our rivals...
It’s ok that the Kings could never follow through,
That was a lot of pressure we put on you,
We couldn’t really expect our Kings to be the best,
Not with guys off promoting their albums like Ron Artest..
But nonetheless, we love you with all our heart
It hurts to see this end, but you need your new start
Mike Bibby, you’re like an ex-bf and you have to know
Here’s our official goodbye, I’m sad to let go
Enjoy tearing it up in Atlanta with the Hawks
But don’t forget that we’ll love you nonstop….
Sorry, sometimes a blog needs a sappy post.
And being the female blogger on the team, I deliver!
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