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If the Kings move to Anaheim, what name do they choose?

Mar 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

Sacramento-Kings

You don’t have to like it — we don’t — but it looks more and more like the Sacramento Kings may be on the move to Anaheim. And with that would come a lot of questions. For example:

What do we call them?

There is already a Kings in the greater Los Angeles market, been there since 1967. And while those Kings play in the NHL and have never won the Stanley Cup — I still blame Marty McSorley and his stick for that — they are established. The NBA Kings would have to change their name.

As Tom Couzens noted at the Sacramento Bee, the last two Kings games they have worn the throw back Royals jerseys, from the franchises’ time in Rochester. Maybe that is a hint as to the team’s thinking.

As they should, the Bee had some fun and got a little snarky with the names.

Or the Maloofs could call their team the Palms. Anaheim has plenty of palm trees, plus imagine the marketing tie-ins with the Maloofs’ casino in Las Vegas.

Don’t like those ideas? Here’s a dandy that’s been bandied about: The Orange County Wave … as in wave them goodbye?

I suppose the Anaheim third wheels is out of the question, too.

  1. savocabol1 - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    The Irrelevants?

    • khloesixteen - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:17 PM

      um, NOT. you’ll be sorry about that remark. just wait ;-)

  2. magarcia23 - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    They are already known as the Queens in SoCal. Why change a good thing?

  3. garryfish - Mar 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    How about “The Kings of Aneheim”

  4. bbrown2523 - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    The Charlie Sheens

  5. jsarge99 - Mar 4, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    They don’t win enough to be called the Charlie sheens.

  6. garryfish - Mar 4, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    I meant Anaheim. Oopps

  7. virusgvr - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Thanks Garryfish for correcting yourself nearly 2 hours later! What were u doing sitting there going oh man, I screwed up the spelling, i better go back an correct it!

  8. khloesixteen - Mar 4, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    OC/Anaheim Crush or OC/Anaheim Wave; either would be excellent! :-)

  9. lunasceiling - Mar 4, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    The Anaheim Empty Seats?

  10. garryfish - Mar 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    V, I was at work when I submitted my 1st comment. Did not have a chance to fix it until I got home.

  11. virusgvr - Mar 5, 2011 at 12:31 AM

    I’m just playing with you man, hahaha! This is what makes these little stories fun.

  12. neutz4476 - Mar 5, 2011 at 2:01 AM

    The Los Angeles Kings of Anneheim

  13. ihatedallasandauburn - Mar 5, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    How bout the Socal sun?
    And why does the NBA feel the need to have three NBA teams in one area?
    Move them to a city that would appreciate them

  14. edenprairieballer - Mar 6, 2011 at 3:57 AM

    Since the L.A. Kings already sounds like a gang name im thinkg the “LA Gansgter Disciples”

  15. goforthanddie - Mar 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM

    If you have the Anaheim Ducks, you have to have the Anaheim Rabbits (or Wabbits).

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