The Laker's Kobe Bryant was in no mood for a feel-good story. He hit a three pointer to tie the game and send it into overtime…and the Kings never led again. Afterwards, Coach Paul Westphal said he was proud of the way his team played in their final home game in Sacramento.
"It's something you have to experience. You can't describe it."
He and forward Jason Thompson then went back onto the court to thank the hundreds of fans who didn't give up them on. Dean Wilder says it never occurred to him to leave.
"Not at all. I don't think I've ever left a Kings game early unless one of my kids was sick…always there til the bitter end."
The Kings owners, Joe and Gavin Maloof were nowhere to be seen. They are expected to next appear before the NBA's Board of Governors to ask for permission to move the team to Anaheim.