Sacremento Kings To Become Los Angeles Royals

The Kings are planning to leave Sacramento. That’s not a secret. But now it looks as if it’s not just an idea but a plan in motion. Looks like the Kings organization have already selected a name for the team and reserved the website for it as well.

Our friends at Black Sports Online have the details:

While the Sacramento Kings ponder a move to Anaheim, they may already be laying the groundwork for a name change.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office received an application on March 3 by a Nevada corporation seeking exclusive rights to use the name “Los Angeles Royals.”

The web domain losangelesroyals.com was registered the day before.

The Nevada corporation is the Crickets Corp., represented by Sacramento attorney Scott Hervey. Hervey specializes in intellectual property issues and also represents the Maloof family, owners of the Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.

The Kings played for years in Kansas City and Rochester as the Royals, and have lately been wearing their retro Royals jerseys in home games.

Per several reports, the Lakers and Clippers are said to be opposed to the move and could vote against it once the NBA Board of Governors (the other owners) are allowed to vote on the matter (should the Kings organization follow through with relocation plans, they have until April 18th to file).

two random items, 1. I wonder if the Kings’ dancers, will become the Court Queens? second, It’s interesting that teams that move to Anaheim still want to fall under the “Los Angeles” moniker. I’d relish 41 additional games to enjoy in person, but the drive to Anaheim… I don’t know about that.

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  • rand

    you left out the time they spent in Cincinnati

  • Jill

    thank you

  • Robert Sylvan

    The team played in Kansas City as the Kings not the Royals. They left Cincinnati as the Royals, because the baseball team was already using the name Royals they became the Kings.

  • Jack

    Well this article kinda forgot to mention that they also trademarked “Anaheim Royals” “Anaheim Royals of Southern California” and “Orange County Royals”, I think the “Los Angeles” moniker was more so they could cover all their bases. The Honda Center has already made it clear that a team playing there will have “Anaheim” in front of it.

  • mark b

    Another team to fight the clippers for the second place scraps in L.A.

  • WAYNE MAYS

    WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL,THERE WAS BACK IN THE DAY,NEW YORK GIANTS (NFL) AND NEW YORK GIANTS (NL- MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL) ALSO ,ST.LOUIS CARDINALS (BASEBBALL) AND ST.LOUIS CARDINALS (NFL- FOOTBALL) IN THE SAME CITY.

  • http://yahoo.com gltreppa

    golden state has been #1 in north california so, bye! have a good life.