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4 hours ago, SCalderwood said:

 

You still talk about obscure trash teams from 30 years ago that accomplished nothing, never made the playoffs, and never won more than 30 games, today?

 

While not good, that team obviously has sentimental value to some. I'm sure there are people from British Columbia that loved the Vancouver Grizzlies despite their lack of success from 1995-2001. Weirdly, I had a fascination with the early/mid 90s Washington Bullets. I guess it's because I could catch most of their games on HTS whenever TNT or TBS had off nights, so I started to get familiar with them.

 

Also, this song:

 

 

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9 hours ago, pelicanfan said:

That is a casual fans worst nightmare. All those stats taking up the screen 

I guess it'll be diehard fans wettest of dreams. Go stats!

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6 hours ago, SCalderwood said:

 

You still talk about obscure trash teams from 30 years ago that accomplished nothing, never made the playoffs, and never won more than 30 games, today?

 

Those early Kings teams played in an actual converted office building that held just a tick above 10,000 people. There's more whimsical charm there than you would expect. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Those early Kings teams played in an actual converted office building that held just a tick above 10,000 people. There's more whimsical charm there than you would expect. 

 

I think it was more that it was converted to an office building from the arena after they moved to ARCO II. It was built as a temporary home for the Kings. 

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32 minutes ago, kimball said:

 

I think it was more that it was converted to an office building from the arena after they moved to ARCO II. It was built as a temporary home for the Kings. 

 

Yeah, sorry, that's what I meant. 

 

I think the building broke ground before the Kings got involved though, and it was originally planned as a large warehouse of some sorts. 

 

Either way, people like wonky charm, is my ultimate point. 

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9 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

Those early Kings teams played in an actual converted office building that held just a tick above 10,000 people. There's more whimsical charm there than you would expect. 

 

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Wait. That can't be real.

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Yeah, it is. Crazy to think nowadays. Here it is after the team moved into Arco II

 

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That's both absurd and amazing. I love the Kings now.

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The interior had an equally strange layout. I can’t imagine those upper level corner seats were very good. 

 

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You guys answered a question for me on BASS a few weeks ago about old arenas you wish you could’ve caught a game at. This is very high on that list for me. 

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19 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

That's both absurd and amazing. I love the Kings now.

 

Very resourceful for a city that still has the foundation for a 30 year old abandoned stadium.

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Here are some really detailed pictures of the original Arco Arena. Bob Busser's site has a ton of other great arena and stadium pictures too, it's the closest thing to actually visiting some of these old places.

 

https://ballparks.smugmug.com/Arco-Arena-l-Sacramento-California/

 

For a long time there were no detailed pictures of it and it was just up to rare archive footage and people's memories but now you can get a good look. I've driven by this place several times and I still can't believe it housed NBA basketball at any point. The building is now the California Department of Consumer Affairs after being a Sprint building for awhile.

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An NBA team playing in what looks like a college fieldhouse surrounded by an unassuming 80s looking office building. This is amazing

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4 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

You guys answered a question for me on BASS a few weeks ago about old arenas you wish you could’ve caught a game at. This is very high on that list for me.

I wish I would have known about that. It would have been on my list too. 

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10 hours ago, Old School Fool said:

Here are some really detailed pictures of the original Arco Arena. Bob Busser's site has a ton of other great arena and stadium pictures too, it's the closest thing to actually visiting some of these old places.

 

https://ballparks.smugmug.com/Arco-Arena-l-Sacramento-California/

 

For a long time there were no detailed pictures of it and it was just up to rare archive footage and people's memories but now you can get a good look. I've driven by this place several times and I still can't believe it housed NBA basketball at any point. The building is now the California Department of Consumer Affairs after being a Sprint building for awhile.

 

I had a few interviews there before I got my current job with the DOJ. When someone first told me it was the Kings old arena, I thought they were just pulling my leg. 

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I never knew that (I dont know a damn thing about Sacramento), since we are on weird 90s arenas. Someone post photos from Pistons or Raptors playing in NFL stadiums converted to basketball please

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38 minutes ago, andregunts said:

I never knew that (I dont know a damn thing about Sacramento), since we are on weird 90s arenas. Someone post photos from Pistons or Raptors playing in NFL stadiums converted to basketball please

 

There are plenty of threads for that.

 

 

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