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LeBron finishes the alley-oop from Wade with a reverse jam (VIDEO)

Jan 13, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

When watching LeBron James finish what seems like the 400th alley-oop he’s received from Dwyane Wade on a fast break, the age-old question comes to mind: If a highlight happens against the Kings, is it really a highlight at all?

Oh, come on, we kid the Kings. But what caught my eye while watching the third or fourth replay was all of the empty seats in the upper deck at Arco/Sleep Train Arena.

There are probably many factors in play as to why fans wouldn’t show up to see the defending champion Heat play in their lone trip to town this season, with the fact that they hate the ownership group that’s trying to sell the team, and might be doing so to a Seattle group that would relocate them out of town being right at the top of the list.

Still, it’s odd to see empty seats for the marquee team in the league when a fan base is desperately trying to keep its team, and show that Sacramento is still in fact a viable market for NBA basketball.

  1. jturbo1402003 - Jan 13, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Maybe it’s my iPhone app that don’t let me c it but I don’t have a video or link button to hit on the page. Just a pick of Lebron and no video box or red link.

  2. miamatt - Jan 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Spectacular dunk, the chemistrty between those two is unreal.

    As for the empty seats, it’s hard to blame Sacramento fans. Years of losing will erode any fan base, and when the same owners who tried to outright move the franchise are engaged in negotiations to sell to a group that would in fact move the franchise, it’s hard for a fan to justify spending his or her money to support that.

    In any case, anybody who believes Kings fans showing up in droves would have any affect whatsoever on the Maloofs’ business decisions are grossly out of touch.

  3. hannsta - Jan 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    “Yaba-daba-do moment for Miami” I love local announcers.

  4. larrybrown43 - Jan 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM


    I have a Droid RAZR and can’t see any videos either from this site. I’ve been bringing it up mostly on the NFL and college football sites. It always falls on deaf ears. Some day NBC SPORTS TALK will join the 21st century and realize most people view their site from smartphones.

  5. shzastl - Jan 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    I’m sure most fans decided to watch the 49ers playoff game instead

  6. eagles512 - Jan 13, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    And if you think your team is leaving, you have to become apathetic.

  7. nokoolaidcowboy - Jan 14, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    This stuff sounds boring when James does it. He is just unlikeable.

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