The NBA's Sacramento Kings have had their share of struggles over the years. Moving from city to city before finally settling down in California's capital. And, the franchise's struggle for a new arena seems to be intensifying.
ARCO, the naming rights sponsor of the team's current arena pulled out this year, so the arena they're currently in is without a title sponsor.
The Kings have had several different arena proposals and renderings over the years, but none have gone very far. A promising proposal to build a new arena on a plot of land called Cal Expo, where California's state fair is held, appears to have been rejected.
The Maloof family, who owns the team, goes back to the drawing board. The Kings' current arena was built a couple years shy of the newer arenas that feature club levels, posh seating and luxury boxes.
It is feasible to think that the Kings could relocate, again. There have been rumblings about the team moving to Kansas City. Kansas City has been looking for a tenant for its $276 million Sprint Center, which opened in 2007.
That would be interesting, as the Kings left Kansas City in 1985 to move to Sacramento. It wouldn't be unusual though, the NFL's Raiders moved from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982, only to move back to Oakland in 1995. Another possibility is Anaheim, who might want an NBA team alongside the NHL's Ducks.
Anaheim's Honda Center has hosted NBA basketball before, as the Los Angeles Clippers played some games there before the completion of their current home, STAPLES Center. And, there's always Las Vegas that is thrown into the mix of speculation when teams want to relocate.