Sacramento Kings Beat Lakers in Opener: Fan's Reaction

The Kings came back to their Sacramento home court to start the 2011-12 season with a national anthem performed by hometown band Tesla's Frank Hannon on Monday night, then went out and gave home fans plenty more

We've had our issues with Sacramento Kings play by play man Grant Napear in the past, but we've also no shame in absolutely aping his "if you don't like that, you don't like NBA basketball" pet phrase in order to laud these Kings.

2) The Sacramento Kings have struck out on lots of big men. Last year teams were required to spend $45 million on players or face a penalty. This year that is closer to $48 million. The penalty for being under the minimum team salary, at least from

The Kings, however, feel they got a bargain when they won the waiver bidding by offering to pay Outlaw, a player that once averaged nearly 13 points a game in Portland, $12 million over the next four seasons. The Kings' plan was thwarted a bit earlier

Aldridge and the Trail Blazers look to improve to 2-0 when they host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. After Portland learned Brandon Roy was forced to retire because of recurring knee problems and that Greg Oden, a former No.