Saturday, February 07, 2009

Raising Chris to the Rafters

For just a moment last night, the old Sacramento Kings magic was back.

The Kings retired Chris Webber's jersey last night, and a host of oldies but goodies was in the building to help celebrate the occasion: Vlade Divac, Scot Pollard, Doug Christie, Mateen Cleeves, and even Gary Payton.

Chris was visibly moved during the ceremony, and for the first time this season, the arena was at near capacity. It felt like, and sounded like, the way things were a few years ago.

Of course, this year's edition of the Kings still had to play the game, which they lost by 4 despite having a nice 10-point lead at halftime. So they're still well on track to become the worst Kings team in franchise history.

In the picture, Chris is shown on the big screen watching his jersey be lifted into the rafters.

1 comment:

Mona said...

Dang, I miss that team. Remember how fun they were to watch?